Vocabulary Mapping

Word: telegram

In the book: "'This did,' he said, handing me a telegram. It was from Arthur, and it read: 'Have not heard from Seward for three days and am terribly nervous.'" (page 181)

Contextual definiton: a letter

Part of speech: noun

Dictionary definiton: a message sent by telegraph and then delivered in written or printed form

Two synonyms: telex, radiogram

Sentence: During the war, all I wanted was to know I was getting telegrams sent from back home, but I was disappointed when I didn't.

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