How it Feels to be Colored Me | Study Guide

Zora Neale Hurston

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assegai: (n) type of spear used among traditional cultures in some parts of Africa

bully: (adj) very good

cabaret: (n) show at a nightclub

circumlocutions: (n, pl) unnecessary speech; wasteful words

extenuating: (adj) justifying or excusing

fast: (adj) fixed or stable

gallery seat: (n) cheap place to sit in a theater, typically up high in a balcony

heathen: (n, pl) uncivilized people or people who do not acknowledge a particular religion

hegira: (n) departure or journey, most often referring to the exodus of the prophet Muhammad from the city of Mecca in 622 CE

helter-skelter: (adj) disorderly or haphazard

miscellany: (n) odds and ends; disorganized things

parse-me-la: (n) type of dance popular among southern African Americans of Zora Neale Hurston's time

pigmentation: (n) coloration, often referring to the intensity of darkness in the skin

proscenium box: (n) box seat right by the stage in a theater

raiment: (n) clothes

skirmish: (n) fight

specter: (n) ghost

veneer: (n) protective layer, especially a pretty or superficial one

venturesome: (adj) bold or daring

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