Murray A Raisin in the Sun List #2

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15 terms

commence

to begin or set into motion; make a start

reverie

a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream

bastion

A well-fortified place; a source of protection

eccentric

odd; different from the norm (usually to describe someone's personality or behavior)

incredulity

doubt; disbelief

epitaph

a sentence or phrase that summarizes a person's life or character

deplore

despise; have utter disgust for

exuberant

lively, happy, and full of good spirits

facetiousness

act of making jokes at an inappropriate time; treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor

nonplussed

surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react

pantomime

communication by means of gesture and facial expression

wrought

made; shaped; formed; molded

rebuff

to snub, to refuse in a blunt or rude way

undaunted

not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment

strident

loud and harsh sounding; presenting a point of view, especially a controversial one, in an excessively and unpleasantly forceful way

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