Hamadi by Naomi Shihab Nye

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8 terms · Vocabulary Words

Brittle

stiff and unbending in manner; lacking warmth

Sphinx at Giza

huge statue with the head of a man and the body of a lion, located near Cairo in northern Egypt

Kahlil Gibran

Lebanese novelist, poet, and artist who lived from 1883 to 1931; his most famous book is The Prophet

Lavish

showy

Bedraggled

limp and dirty, as if dragged through mud

Archaic

old-fashioned; out of date

Refugees

people who flee from their homes in a time of trouble

Melancholy

sad; depressed

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