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The Good Earth Vocab 1-10

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articulate
to express with words
cauldron
vessel used for boiling water
contrived
obviously planned
demurring
voicing objection
fruition
accomplishment; bearing fruit
gruel
thin, watery porridge
guffaw
burst of laughter
impudence
offensive, bold behavior
obeisances
body movements or gestures
stolid
impassive
thatched
roofing made of plant material
volubly
fluently
zenith
summit; upper region in the sky
chaff
worthless matter
flails
manual threshing tools
frugal
careful spending
gilded
covered to make attractive
hemp
cord or cloth made from the cannabis plant
malignant
inclined to do evil
mar
to inflict disfiguring damage
arduous
strenuous
concubine
a woman who is contracted to a man as a second wife, often having low status and few rights
consternation
paralyzing dismay
haws
fumbles in speech
hoary
ancient; grey or white
maliciously
deliberately spiteful
millstones
stones used to grind grain
mottoes
brief statements
placid
calm
ardent
strong enthusiasm
berate
to scold
beseeching
begging for
brazen
loud sound
filial
parent-child relationship
lout
an awkward, stupid person
piety
showing reverence
scanty
insufficient
unctuous
insincere earnest
allayed
relieved
desponding
becoming discouraged
hoarding
reserving more than necessary
imperturbable
calm and composed
quavered
trembled
respite
short period of rest
retorted
answered in a quick manner
scant
inadequate