The Watson's Go to Birmingham-1963 Vocabulary

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thermostat

device for controlling temperature

juvenile delinquent

person under 18 who gets in a loy of trouble

landlord

person who rents property from others

flypaper

stick paper made from flies

hostile

unfriendly, threatening

incapable

not able

assure

encourage by promising

intimidate

to bully or threaten

emulate

imitate, copy

bravo

very good

punctual

on time

desperate

wanting intensely

reinforcements

additional or supporting forces

radioactive

giving off dangerous levels of nuclear radiation

pliers

a toool used for gripping or bending objects

zombie

person in a sleeplike state and with a strange appearance

hypnotized

in a trance-like state

frostbite

freezing or partial freeing of part of the body

flamethrower

a weapon that shoots fire

traitor

betraying

peom

impoverished laborer, respecially one who does menial work

conscience

sense of right and wrong

linoleum

smooth floor tiles

tolerate

put up with

ultimate

something that is the greatest or highest possible

pinnacle

peak, highest point

seniority

privileage that comes from being older

dispersal

condition of being spread out or scattered

phonic

having to do with sound

exclusive

unique

grasped

understood, realized

haphazardly

randomly, by chance

hacked

carelessly cut, chopped

technician

person who is expert in the mechanics or some device or machine

enhance

improve; make better

patter

informal, rapid chatter

swoon

faint

maestro

master of an art, such as a musical conductor

accustomed

get used to something

eavesdropped

listened secretly

grapevine

an informal means of spreading information from person to person

transferred

moved, sent

offended

had one's feelings hurt, was insulted

sanitation

relating to hygiene, especially a clean water supply

facilities

rooms for builidings used for a special purpose, such as a restroom or resturant

pathetic

inspring pity

bad-dispositioned

unhappy, irritable

frequencies

the tone or level of sound vibrations

wilier

more crafty or sly

scolding

correcting angrily, nagging

whirlpool

dangerously spinning body of water

eletrocuted

killed with an eletrcical shock

sonic boom

an explosive sound caused by planes moving faster than the speed or sound

fluttered

shook rapidly; trembled

curveballs

baseball pitches that unexpectedly change direction

amended

changed; revised

discrimination

show of prejudice or bias against a group of people or an indivisual in the group

pervasive

widespread

prohibited

outlawed; forbidden

interracial

between people of different races

sepgregation

practice of keeping different races or groups of people apart

strove

tried hard

sit-ins

protests in which people sit down in place and refuse to leave

boycotts

protests in which people refuse to buy someone's merchandise or use someone's services

picketing

marching or standing outside a buisness, government building, or other place and carrying signs to show opposition to a policy or practice

demonstrations

public meetings or parades in which people show how they feel abut an issue

confrontations

acts of opposing or standing face to face against someone or something

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