"Literary Nonfiction Unit" Vocabulary

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optician

person who makes or sells eyeglasses

sequester

to isolate, to set apart from others

humiliated

embarrassed, to feel a loss of dignity

meager

small amount, not very much

heckling

to make fun of someone in public

suspicious

distrustful, not fully believing someone

enlighten

to help understand, to give knowledge

obscure

to keep secret, to hide

empathy

to understand what someone is going through

appalling

very bad, frightful or horrible

admiration

to look up to someone, to respect them

sharecroppers

farmers who gave part of their crop to landlords who owned the land

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