The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-Eight – Vocabulary

Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 28 focuses on a commonly-used word. It typically evokes a particular image in people’s minds. The vocab word is…

MOB

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘mob’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

MOB

DEFINITION

(n.) a large and disorderly crowd of people
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

often bent on riotous or destructive action
EXAMPLES

crowd
flock
throng
NON-EXAMPLES

solitude
hermit

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Latin
  • Mobile vulgus = “vacillating crowd”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: After leaving the basketball game, I lost my friend in the mob outside the arena.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “There sat his poor henchman in the degrading stocks, the sport and butt of a dirty mob…” (p. 171)
  • Other forms: mob (v.), mobbish (adj.)

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mob#synonyms

https://www.istockphoto.com/illustrations/angry-crowd

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