Fast Food Nation Vocabulary Flashcards

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emblematic
symbol
advertent
attentive; heedful.
astringent
sharply incisive; pungent:
hassle
a disorderly dispute.
Purported
reputed or claimed; alleged
conspiracy
the act of conspiring.
Amicus
an impartial adviser, often voluntary
Macabre
gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible
innocuous
not harmful or injurious; harmless:
infinitesimal
indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute:
urinate
to pass or discharge urine.
ammonia
a colorless, pungent, suffocating, highly water-soluble, gaseous compound, NH3, usually produced by the direct combination of nitrogen and hydrogen gases: used chiefly for refrigeration and in the manufacture of commercial chemicals and laboratory reagent
Homogenize
to form by blending unlike elements
impugned
to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.
visceral
of or pertaining to the viscera.
subsidiary
serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary.
bale
to make or form into bales:
vulture
any of several large, primarily carrion-eating Old World birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, often having a naked head and less powerful feet than those of the related hawks and eagles.
nook
a corner, as in a room.
divulge
To disclose or reveal something private, secret, or previously unknown.
sagebrush
any of several sagelike, bushy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, esp. A. tridentata, having silvery, wedge-shaped leaves, with three teeth at the tip, common on the dry plains of the western U.S.
succinct
expressed in few words; concise; terse.
Proliferated
to grow or produce by multiplication of parts
ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent:
rancid
having a rank, unpleasant, stale smell or taste, as through decomposition, esp. of fats or oils:
colossus
the legendary bronze statue of Helios at Rhodes.
perennial
lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
devout
devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious:
antithetical
of the nature of or involving antithesis.
whine
to utter a low, usually nasal, complaining cry or sound, as from uneasiness, discontent, peevishness, etc.:
absurdity
the state or quality of being absurd.
acreage
extent or area in acres; acres collectively.
chute
an inclined channel, as a trough, tube, or shaft, for conveying water, grain, coal, etc., to a lower level.
stifle
to quell, crush, or end by force:
meticulous
taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough:
irradiate
to shed rays of light upon; illuminate.
Walt Disney
High school droupout who became Ray Kroc's biggest rival when he would not put a McDonald's in Disney.
Dave Fearmster: Owner of Little Caesar's.
pragmatic
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
exude
to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
amicus curiae brief
brief presented by someone interested in a lawsuit's outcome but who is not a party to it
bald
having little or no hair on the scalp:
handlebar
the curved steering bar of a bicycle, motorcycle, etc., placed in front of the rider and gripped by the hands.
palette
a thin and usually oval or oblong board or tablet with a thumb hole at one end, used by painters for holding and mixing colors.
pasteurization
To expose a food, as milk, cheese, yogurt, beer, or wine to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, as those that can produce disease or cause spoilage or undesirable fermentation of food, without radic
facade
the front of a building, esp. an imposing or decorative one.
offal
the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
mascot
an animal, person, or thing adopted by a group as its representative symbol and supposed to bring good luck:
Emulated
to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass
hatch
an opening that serves as a doorway or window in the floor or roof of a building.
obliterate
to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely.
crank
any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft, one end of the crank being fixed to the shaft and the other end receiving reciprocating motion from a hand, connecting rod, etc.
bridle
part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usually of a headstall, bit, and reins.
stigma
a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.
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