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InferCabulary is built with K-12 teachers and students in mind. It includes vocabulary words from many of the books featured on award-winning reading lists and aligned standard vocabulary.

InferCabulary includes vocabulary from the following books

A Long Walk to Water
Linda Sue Park

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Betty Smith

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeline L'Engle

American Tall Tales
Compilation of Authors

Among the Hidden
Margaret Peterson Haddix

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Ambrose Bierce

Animal Farm
George Orwell

Balto
Natalie Standiford

Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

BFG
Roald Dahl

Breadwinner
Deborah Ellis

Button, Button
Richard Matheson

Call of the Wild
Jack London

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl

Code Talker
Joseph Bruchac

Copper Sun
Sharon Draper

Cracker!
Cynthia Kadohata

Cricket in Times Square
George Seiden

Dragonsong
Anne McCaffrey

Elijah of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis

Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card

Escaping the Giant Wave
Peg Kehret

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl

Farewell to Manzanar
Jeanne Houston

Fever 1793
Laurie Halse Anderson

Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley

Freak the Mighty
Rodman Philbrick

Frindle
Andrew Clements

Hatchet
Gary Paulsen

Holes
Louis Sachar

Inside Out and Back Again
Thanhha Lai

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell

Jake Drake, Class Clown
Andrew Clements

James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl

Johnny Tremain
Esther Forbes

Kensuke's Kingdom
Michale Morpurgo

Lamb to the Slaughter
Roald Dahl

Lincoln: A Photobiography
Russell Freedman

Lord of the Flies
William Golding

Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien

Maniac Magee
Jerry Spinelli

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard Atwater

Number the Stars
Lois Lowry

Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck

Out of My Mind
Sharon M. Draper

Pictures of Hollis Woods
Patricia Reilly Giff

Poppy
Avi & Brian Floca

Red Scarf Girl
Ji-li Jiang

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor

Seed Folks
Paul Fleischman

Shiloh
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth George Speare

Sign of the Seahorse
Graeme Base

Single Shard
Linda Sue Park

Slave Dancer
Paula Fox

Sound of Thunder
Ray Bradbury

Tell Tale Heart
Edgar Allen Poe

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
William Kamkwamba

The Catcher in the Rye
JD Salinger

The Giver
Lois Lowry

The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien

The Interlopers
Saki

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

The Landlady
Roald Dahl

The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper

The Light in the Forest
Conrad Richter

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis

The Lottery
Shirley Jackson

The Monkey's Paw
W. W. Jacobs

The Opposite of Loneliness
Marina Keegan

The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton

The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Secret of Heron Creek
Margaret Meacham

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Avi

The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Christopher Paul Curtis

To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

Toys!
Don Wuffson

Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbit

Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin

Woodsong
Gary Paulsen

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abalone
aberration
abrupt
absent-minded
abyss
accommodations
accomplice
ache
achievement
acquiescence
acrobat
active
alliance
ambidextrous
ambivalent
ancestor
ancient
anemone
angled
angry
animosity
annoyed
anticipation
antiquated
anxious
apart
apathy
apparition
appointment
appreciative
apprehension
apprenticeship
appropriate
aptitude
aquarium
archaeologist
arduous
arid
aroma
arrow
astounding
attitude
attractive
audacious
audacity
augmentable
auspicious
austere
authority
automatically
avalanche
awkward
bad
bag
barbarous
barn
barrier
bashful
basket
batty
beneficent
between
bickering
bilious
bleached
bleak
bliss
breathtaking
bright
brusque
bucolic
building
burned
burnished
bus
busy
calm
camaraderie
can
cantankerous
capacious
caricature
cat
caustic
charge
charity
chrome
circumstantial
clamor
clandestine
cliff
clinic
close-up
closed
cloud
cloven
confounded
congenial
conjured
conspicuous
conspiracy
constellation
contemplation
contorted
contour
contributable
contrite
conundrum
convoy
copious
cordon
corpulent
couple
crease
crestfallen
crevice
cubicle
dangling
dearth
debris
decision
declivity
decorous
deep
deer

deference
defiant
deformity
delicate
delirious
demoralized
disgusting
disorganized
dispersion
disregard
distant
distorted
dollop
dome
doorway
dotty
double
doubtful
dough
dour
drab
drop
dross
dull
dumbfounded
eager
ecstasy
effusive
egg
egotistical
elation
emanating
embedded
emergency
emissary
emotion
empty
ennui
enormous
enthralled
enthusiasm
envious
ephemeral
erect
error
escalation
escort
exact
exaltation
exasperated
exclusive
exertion
exile
exodus
expanse
expansive
expectation
expert
expressway
extraordinary
extravagant
exuberant
eye
facade
faculties
faded
faint
famine
famished
fanatical
fancy
fang
fantastic
far
fascination
fate
fatigue
faucet
felicity
fetters
filigree
finicky
fixed
flabbergasted
fledgling
floor
frog
front
frontier
frothy
fumbled
funnel
fused
gallant
garish
gaunt
gem
genius
gesture
ghastly
ghetto
gift
gilt
glamorous
gleaming
glimmer
glistening
gloomy
gradual
grand
gratitude
greedy
gregarious
grimace
grit
gross
group
gruel
gruesome
grumpy
guidance
guilty
hammock
haughty
haunches

hayrick
hazy
headland
hero
hesitant
hiatus
hideous
hilarity
hoisted
holiday
hoodlum
hoop
horrid
hostile
hueless
humid
humongous
hydrant
hypnotized
ignorant
illiterate
image
immigrant
immobilization
impatient
impeccable
imperative
impudence
incantation
inconvenience
indentation
indication
indignation
indigo
inevitable
infamous
infinite
ingredient
inquisitive
inscribed
inseparable
intact
interrogation
inversion
iota
irksome
irritable
misshapen
misty
mockery
modest
monotonous
morose
murky
niche
nippy
noble
notorious
noxious
numb
obliterated
oblivious
obnoxious
obsession
obsidian
obstacle
obstinate
odious
officious
ominous
opulent
organized
ostentatious
overgrown
pace
pair
pallid
pallor
pandemonium
pantry
parallel
paraphernalia
parley
passage
patriarch
pedantry
peninsula
pensive
penury
peppered
perfunctory
pernicious
persuasive
pestilence
petulant
pile
pinnacle
pique
piteously
placid
plaintive
pliant
poised
polite
pompous
pond
ponderously
portentous
posture
preceding
preceptor
preferable
premises
preoccupied
prevalent
primitive
prize
prodigious
prodigy
profuse
progeny
prohibited
prominent
promontory
proprietor

prowess
prudent
puddle
punctual
pursed
putrid
qualm
quest
quickly
race
radiated
rambunctious
rankling
rapacious
ready
rear
reconciliation
recumbent
recurring
reluctant
remorse
repugnance
resignation
respectable
respite
reticent
reverence
reverie
ring
river
robe
rocket
rubicund
rucksack
rune
sacrifice
sad
safe
salient
salubrious
samaritan
sanction
sanitation
sapling
sated
sauce
savory
savvy
scarf
scholar
school
scoundrel
scourge
scrutiny
seat
secretion
seeds
serendipity
settler
shabby
shack
shawl
sheen
short
sinuous
slime
sliver
sludge
snappish
snorkel
solemn
solitary
sparingly
sparse
specific
spigot
spire
sprig
squall
stabilization
stealthily
stench
straggly
submissive
substantial
succulent
suitable
sulk
sullen
sumptuous
suspicion
tactful
taller
taut
tenacious
tentative
therapeutic
tirade
trait
tranquil
translucent
transparent
truck
typical
tyrannical
unanimous
unceremoniously
undaunted
underprivileged
unfastened
unfathomable
unforeseen
unimpressive
unsavory
unsettling
urgent
vacant
vagrant
valiant
vehement
ventilated
verdure
vertical
vexation
vibrant

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