Maniac Magee Vocabulary Chapters 1-11

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Vocabulary Chapters 1-11 Maniac Magee

orphan

deprived of parents by death or desertion; having no parents

legacy

a gift of personal property by will; inheritance; gift

trolley

a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity

trestle

a supporting tower or horizontal beam used to support a bridge

theory

a belief that can guide behavior; a system of ideas intending to provide an explantion

obvious

easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

infamous

having an exceedingly bad reputation

suffice

to be sufficient or adequate, with in quality or quantity; to meet the needs

mirage

something illusory and unattainable; an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, esp. the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air

hallucination

an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

samaritan

a charitable or helpful person

stupefied

in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

pandemonium

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

finicky

fussy about one's needs or requirements; showing or requiring great attention to detail

phantom

something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; something existing in perception only; a ghostly appearing figure

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