Vocabulary words – The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Village
A group of houses and other buildings that is smaller than a town, usually in the countryside

Giant
An imaginary creature like a man but extremely tall, strong, and usually very cruel

Castle
A large strong building, built in the past by a ruler or important person to protect the people inside from attack

Selfish
Someone only thinks of their own advantage

High
Being a large distance from top to bottom or a long way above the ground, or having the stated distance from top to bottom

Blossom
To produce flowers before producing fruit that can be eaten

Traspasser
A person who goes onto land or enters a building without the owner’s permission

Hail
Small, hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain

Cloak
A loose outer piece of clothing without sleeves, that fastens at the neck, and is worn instead of a coat

Gruff
low and unfriendly voice, or (behaviour) unfriendly, showing no patience

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