A Raisin in the Sun Vocabulary Flashcards

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Forlornly
Miserably
Deplore
regret strongly
heathenism
primitive, barbaric, uncultured
exasperated
(adj) greatly irritated; angered
flippancy
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness
resignation
(n) passive acceptance of misfortune
flippant
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity:
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ludicrous
causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable:
indictment
an accusation or charge of a crime
sulk
(Verb) To remain silent or hold oneself aloof in a sullen, ill-humored, or offended mood
reverie
a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing:
Plaintively
In a manner that expresses sorrow or melancholy; mournfully
permeated
to pass into or through every part of:
Furtive
Sly, Shifty
vicious
grossly immoral
Exuberant
high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
Implore
to beg earnestly for
Dejection
depression or lowness of spirits
anguish
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
Bastion
NOUN: projecting part of a fortification-defense from all angles
-figurative: an institution, place, or person strongly defending or upholding particular principles, attitudes, or activities
CONSCIOUSNESS
AWARENESS; STATE OF BEING AWARE ESPECIALLY OF SOMETHING WITHIN ONESELF
indifferent
showing no interest or concern; not caring one way or the other
vindicated
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like:
Tentative
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
permeate
(Verb) To pass into or through every part of
mirage
something that seems to be real but is not; illusion
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