a person of mixed white and black ancestry
(of a person) displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort
(of an occasion or period of time) lazy and peaceful
antonym: energetic, lively
combative, quick to fight
the pugnacious dogs began to fight viciously
(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something
Janie is incredulous when she discovers she is different from the children she grew up with.
the power, right, or authority to interpret the law
the limits or territory within which authority may be exercised
Joe became the mayor of the jurisdiction of Etonville.
a person's look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character of mood
Lulu's judgmental mien was exemplified while she was on the porch.
the expression of a theory or opinion without proof or evidence
Many people made conjectures about Janie because of what they heard.
a sacred place, especially a shrine within a temple
a private place form which most people are excluded
to spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people
The women diffused gossip about Janie because they were jealous.
the flow of something
antonym: a clot
it was impossible to stop the inundation of Juliet's tears when Romeo was banished.
unreasonable contempt of danger
antonym: timidness, passivity
a new method or way of doing something
a new idea
Joe brought innovation to Etonville
capable of being perceived, especially by the sense of touch
The cruel judgement of the watchers was tangible.
to walk about, in, or on
antonym: stand, stay
Janie and Joe promenaded back down the road after the celebration of the new store.