The Good Earth Vocab Flashcards

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boisterously
loudly
gorge
throat
stolid
unemotional
opulence
great abundance
prodigally
extravagantly wasteful
wretch
miserable/unhappy person
Distraught
Emotionally upset
marauded
raided for booty
bumpkin
a country person
malignant
dangerous to health
imperturbable
calm and composed
obeisances
body movements or gestures
unctuous
Adj-Excessivley flattering or polite
Impassive
Adj. Without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
abbot
superior of a man's monestary
Ponderous
Adj. Of great weight; heavy; massive.
thatched
held together with earth and sticks
fortune
luck ( good or bad ).
frugal
adj- sparing or economical with regard to money or food
obeisance n.
the reverence or respect, or something you do which expresses this
vitals
a bodily organ that is essential for life
Cuckoo
A slave in the house of Hwang.she was pretty, so the Old Master took her as his concubine.she was mean to O-lan.
marauded (v.)
to roam about and raid in search of plunder
scampish
michevous
quavered
trembled
Petulance
grouchiness
subsist
to exist
lewdness
lustful, obscene
thrice
three times
dubious
doubt or uncertainty
fruition
accomplishment; bearing fruit
haws
fumbles in speech
leprous
affected with leprosy.
repine
to be discontented; to complain
Cauldron
Vessel used for boiling water
indolent
disinclined to work or exertion
impassible
Incapable of experiencing suffering or pain
Peevishly
showing annoyance, irritation, or bad mood
repose
being at a state of rest
proverb
a widespread saying used to express truth or teaching
gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
prefect (n.)
a chief officer or chief magistrate
self-determinism
the act or power of deciding things for oneself
mottoes
maxims adopted as an expression of the guiding principle of a person, organization, city, etc.
delineate
to draw or make apparent the out line of something; to give or account in words; to set up rules and boundaries
What was the occupation of Buck's parents?
Her parents were Presbyterian missionaries.
rebuking
punishing;scolding
Fetid
stinking
placid
calm
sere
parched, dry
mutinous
rebellious, unruly
beseeching
begging for
scornful
full of objection
doggedly
persistently; without yielding
propitious
favorable; favorable conditions
articulate
to express with words
maliciously
deliberately mean or spiteful
required
to have need of; need:
Hwang
Old Mistress Hwang - The opium-addicted woman.
Old Master Hwang - He spends money alot and has concubines.
cur (n.)
a surly or cowardly fellow
haranguing
a tirade; a speech before a gathering
acquiescent adj.
willing to do what other people want
kindle
to stir up emotions; to cause to glow
frugal adj.
careful when using money or food, or (of a meal) cheap or small in amount
concubine
Noun- A woman who lives with a man but has a lower status then his wife or wives
Remorse
sadness regret guilt
petulantly
unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish
raiment
especially fine or decorative clothing
guffawed
a loud burst of laughter
arduous
requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult:
quiescent
quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
filial
pertaining to the duties of a son
supped
to eat the evening meal; have supper.
boisterous
rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited
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