A good man is hard to find vocab

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rattling

a rapid series of short loud sounds

conscience

conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

stocky

heavy and compact in form or stature

valise

a small overnight bag for short trips

asphyxiate

deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

organdy

a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.

sachet

a small soft bag containing perfumed powder

veined

marked with or as if with veins

pickaninny

a small black child

britches

an old-fashioned term for pants or trousers

screwed

contorted

bland

lacking either stimulating or irritating characteristics

courted

to gain the affections or love or someone

stucco

plaster made of cement, sand, and lime for covering exterior walls of buildings

chinaberry tree

tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits

nickelodeon

a cabinet containing an automatic record player

disposition

an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

yodel

a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto

lacy

made of or resembling lace

trellis

latticework used to support climbing plants

arbors

a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.

suitor

a man who courts a woman

craftily

in a sly, cunning manner

rigid

fixed and unmoving

washes

large grooves or furrows cut away by rain especially on the side of a dirt road

enbankment

mound of earth to hold back water support a road

snarl

a vicious angry growl

gulch

a narrow, rocky valley or gorge; a ravine

vividly

clearly, with great detail

jaunty

having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

hoarsely

with a rough rasping sound

battered

damaged by blows or hard usage

steady

not subject to change or variation especially in behavior

embossed

embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery

bespectacled

wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass

gaped

held open as if yawning

latters

helpers

card

a witty amusing person who makes jokes

knack

a special way of doing something

insuck

action of sucking inwards

undertaker

one whose business is the management of funerals

ought

zero; same as the number zero

heaving

breathing heavily

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