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35 terms

A Raisin in the Sun

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Doilies
a crotched table nap
Feebly
physically weak as from age or sickness
Erratic
having no certain or definate course
Grudgingly
displaying reluctance;unwillingly
Conspicuosly
easily noticable
Ally
a person group or nation that is associated with others for a common purpose
Graft
the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
Unobtrusively
in a way that attracts little or no attention
Ledger
an accounting journal as a physical object
tentatively
in an uncertain or hesitant way
Furtively
secretively or sneakily
kindling
material for starting a fire
profoundly
to a great depth psychologically
assimilationist
one who wants to absorb one cultural group into harmony with another
incredultiy
inability to believe
raptly
deeply absorbed
lynched
to put to death without authority or a trial
ornate
rich in decorative detail
dumbfounded
so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered
subtly
Discreetly, not obvious
eccentric
a person with an unusual or odd personality
mimic
someone who mimics
Prometheus
(Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind
incredulity
inability or unwillingness to believe
vigor
strength or force
rebuffs
refuses
acute
sensitive
undaunted
resolutely courageous
oblivious
forgetful; unaware
amiably
good-naturedly; in a friendly way; pleasantly; agreeably
deplore
regret strongly
jubilance
a feeling of extreme joy
aimlessly
without direction or purpose
mirage
illusion
nobility
Magnificence