Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Flashcards

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hopelessly
despondently
barren
unproductive; unfruitful:
a differently-minded person
maverick
Formidable
Causing fear, dread, difficulty
pensive
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful:
Transposed
Having changed the order of
causing resentment, anger, or displeasure
offensive
flimsy
without material strength or solidity:
threshold
the sill of a doorway.
smug
(adj): self-satisfied to an annoying degree; very pleased with oneself
chide
to scold or reproach; find fault.
noncommittal
not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like:
indifferently
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic:
Fibrous
Made of or containing long slender threads
sinewy
of or like sinews; tough, firm, braided, or resilient:
jauntily
easy and sprightly in manner or bearing:
sauntered
to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll:
admonished
to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
exasperation
an act or instance of exasperating; provocation.
undaunted
(adj): not put off by danger; not discouraged by danger or hardship; courageous, steadfast, dauntless (antonym: cowardly, discouraged by the difficulty of the task)
reprimand
a severe reproof or rebuke, esp. a formal one by a person in authority.
overshadow
to be more important or significant by comparison:
to refuse to buy, sell, use; to refuse to have business contact with
boycott
emaciated
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh.
pretend
feigned
persnickety
overparticular; fussy.
lethargic
drowsy and sluggish
looked at angrily; scowled
glowered
pensively
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful:
insolent
(adj): insulting, disrespectful or rude in speech or behavior; impudent
contemptible; deserving of scorn; vile
despicable
despicable
deserving to be despised; contemptible:
precariously
dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure:
ridiculed
to deride; make fun of.
state of being mad; irritation; anger
exasperation
persistent
persisting, esp. in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering:
condoned
to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like).
premature
occurring, coming, or done too soon:
the act of wanting to do harm
malevolently
maverick
a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.
vulnerability
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon:
flexibility
capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent:
lethargically
of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish.
the act of showing deep concern about details
meticulously
loitering
to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place:
unison
coincidence in pitch of two or more musical tones, voices, etc.
acrid
sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.:
pretended
to cause or attempt to cause (what is not so) to seem so:
swelled; surged
billowed
Glared
Stared at angrily
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness.
formal speech or conversation
discourse
reverberated
to reecho or resound:
stealthily
(adv): furtively, sneakily, slyly, surreptitiously (noun= stealth, adj= stealthy)
wizen
to wither; shrivel; dry up.
interminable
incapable of being terminated; unending:
precarious
dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure:
to act with hesitation or uncertainty
faltered
discourse
communication of thought by words; talk; conversation:
indefinitely
not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited:
veranda
a large, open porch, usually roofed and partly enclosed, as by a railing, often extending across the front and sides of a house; gallery.
amenities
an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility:
gleaned
to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
morosely
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
plaguing
any cause of trouble, annoyance, or vexation:
subtle
fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand:
briar
a prickly plant or shrub, esp. the sweetbrier or a greenbrier.
aloofness
at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart:
condescending
to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity.
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