Why, You Reckon? Vocab Terms

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Vocabulary from the short story "Why, You Reckon?" by Langston Hughes.

circulating

to pass from place to place or from person to person; to distribute in a wide area

speakeasies

an illegal bar serving alcohol during Prohibition times

Harlem

a section of New York City predominately populated by minorities of African and Latino descent; original home to the Harlem Renaissance

yonder

distant place in sight; father removed

Dixie Bar

Southern style bar

ofays

slang referring to a person of the Caucasian race

swell

slang for great or in agreement with; to increase in size, a continuous wave that is long and billowing

coalbin

place to store coal for furnaces

reckon

slang for to calculate, estimate, consider, or assume

gizzard

slang for human stomach area; second stomach in birds where partly digested food is finely ground

Prefix: Demo

Meaning: people
Example: democracy,

Suffix: cede, ceed, cess

Meaning: go
Example: proceed

Suffix: cratic, cracy

Meaning: rule, power
Example: democratic

Prefix: Dict

Meaning: say, speak, word
Example: dictionary

Suffix: gamy

Meaning: marriage, union
Example: monogamy, polygamy

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