Great Expectations: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Tier 2 Vocabulary to support the teaching and learning of Great Expectations to English Language Learners. Arabic translations included to support ESL and EAL students. Divided into groups of ten for weekly spelling and revision. This coincides with the Great Expectations Knowledge Organiser and the vocabulary therein.


Vocabulary Translation Definition
1 Conflict نزاع A clash or disagreement that often leads to damaged relationships or violence
2 Disdain Feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s respect.
3 Heroism بطولة Great bravery and courage in adversity
4 Ambition طموح Desire and determination to achieve success.
5 Social Hierarchy الهرم الاجتماعي Pyramid structure of power and relationships between people
6 Arrogance غطرسة Self-importance and an inflated sense of self-worth over others.
7 Legacy ميراث The memory that is left behind or passed down once a person passes away
8 Distrust عدم الثقة Lack of trust. Doubting the honesty or reliability of a person or statement
9 Stoicism رزانه Actively not speaking and masking emotions beneath the surface
10 Benefactor فاعل خير A person who helps people or institutions usually financially
11 Pride فخر A feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements
12 Shame عار A painful feeling of humiliation caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour
13 Ward مُعال A vulnerable young person who is looked after by others
14 Suffering معاناة The state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.
15 Desolate مهجور Sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
16 Scrutiny فحص دقيق Constant watching for error
17 Reproach عتاب Express criticism towards
18 Adversity محنة Extreme difficulty, challenge and trauma to overcome
19 Indignation سخط A feeling of righteous anger
20 Brutality وحشية Savage physical violence; great cruelty.
21 Contempt ازدراء Scorn or disrespect
22 Penitent تائب Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
23 Genteel أنيق Marked by refinement in taste and manners (opposite to uncouth)
24 Reverence تبجيل A feeling of profound respect for someone or something
25 Benevolence خير Kind and fair with power
26 Disconsolately بائس Grief-stricken loneliness
27 Encumbered المرهونه Loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load
28 Disparagement ذم A communication that belittles somebody or something
29 Dejected مكتئب Low spirits, melancholy. Feelings of being defeated.
30 Uncouth غير مألوف Lacking refinement, cultivation, or taste. Lack of manners (opposite to genteel)
31 Wretched ردئ Very unhappy; full of misery
32 Feign اختلق Make believe with the intent to deceive; pretending
33 Insolent وقح Casual disrespect
34 Implore ناشد Beseech or beg
35 Impressionable حساس Easily influenced
36 Repent نادم Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
37 Tolerance تفاوت The willingness to understand others’ differences or failures without disdain
38 Eloquence بلاغة Powerful and effective language
39 Avarice جشع Extreme greed for material wealth
40 Tremulous مرتجف Shaking or quivering as from weakness or fear

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