The power of words

The book thief has the power of words flowing thru her. Ever since she has been at the hubermans Hans has taught her to read in her worst times of fear and hatred. She has the power of words that keep her upright and strong against outside forces trying to get in. Words are probably the most powerful thing in existence they can do so much damage. Yet they can also repair the damage which has been delt from the outside. But negative words do more damage or has a harder impact than kind and sympathetic words do to people. The people behind the words give them there power and meaning.

word nerd 2.12

Source: Beautiful Redemption By Kami Garcia page 376

Context: They sent an officer to lead you into the labyrinth.

In their words:


labuh-rinth ]


word nerd 2.11

Source:Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page 300

context:I felt tears welling in my eyes.

In their words:



[ wel ]


verb (used without object)

to rise, spring, or gush, as water, from the earth or some other source (often followed by up, out, orforth ):Tears welled up in my eyes.

verb (used with object)

to send welling up or forth:fountain welling its pure water.
In my words: coming up

word nerd 2.10

Source: Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page:246

Context: Even the crescent moon carved into the wooden sign was an exact duplicate of the one printed on the matchbook in john’s hand.

In their words:


noun, adjective doo-pli-kit, dyoo-; verb doo-pli-keyt, dyoo– ]


copy exactly like an original.
anything corresponding in all respects to something else.
Cards duplicate game.

verb (used with object),du·pli·cat·ed, du·pli·cat·ing.

In my words: to copy

word nerd 2.9

Source Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page:280

context: John squared his shoulders.

In their words:


[ skwair ]


verb (used with object), squared, squar·ing.

verb (used without object),squared, squar·ing.

In my words:to agree with

word nerd 2.8

Source: Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia Page: 168

Context: Maybe this side of the river only led me to one place, though I doubted it.

In their words:


[ dout ]

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief.


In my words: to think not of something.

word nerd 2.7

Source: Beautiful Redemption By Kami Garcia pg 310

Context: And if the origin of its magic is in the caster world it could be deeply rooted here.

In their words:


awr-i-jin, or– ]


something from which anything arises or is derived; source; fountainhead:to follow stream to its origin.
rise or derivation from particular source:the origin of a word.
the first stage of existence; beginning:the origin of Quakerism in America.
ancestry; parentage; extraction:to be of Scottish origin.
Anatomy .

  1. the point of derivation.
  2. the more fixed portion of a muscle.
Mathematics .

  1. the point in a Cartesian coordinate system where the axes intersect.

Also called pole. the point from which rays designating specific angles originate and aremeasured from in a polar coordinate system with no axes. 

In my words: where a word comes from.

You’ve got a friend in Rudy

I think Rudy does these things because it is his mentality/personality. We all have these things that we just feel is right to do and stealing, standing up for people, and throwing a race away; because that is Rudy’s personality. He feels it is right to let other people win, and to steal a book for this girl and stand up to bully’s. Personally i love what the author did for Rudy’s character he made him like a guy i would actually want to hang out with in and out of school. I think Rudy will live about another year or so before he dies.

Word Nerd 2.5

Source:Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page 78

context: Her death-defying all-powerful wooden spoon of justice.

In their words:


verb dih-fahynoun dih-fahydee-fahy ]

verb (used with object), de·fied, de·fy·ing.

to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly:to defy parental authority.
to offer effective resistance to:fort that defies attack.
to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible:They defied him to dive off the bridge.
Archaic to challenge to a combat or contest.

noun,plural de·fies.

challenge; defiance.
In my words: to challenge

Word Nerd 2.4

Source: Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page 137

Context: I cataloged everything I needed to do.

In their words:


or cat·a·logue

kat-l-awg, -og ]


verb (used with object), cat·a·loged or cat·a·logued, cat·a·log·ing or cat·a·logu·ing.

to enter (items) in a catalog; make catalog of.

verb (used without object),cat·a·loged or cat·a·logued, cat·a·log·ing or cat·a·logu·ing.

In my words: A list.f