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24 terms

Beloved Toni Morrison

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bedeviled
(of something bad) cause great and continual trouble to; (of a person) torment or harass
ailment
a minor illness
cogitate
think deeply about something; meditate or reflect
junk
discard or abandon unceremoniously
countenance
admit as acceptable or possible
sassy
lively, bold, and full of spirit
offal
refuse or waste material
lard
(usu. be larded with) embellish (talk or writing) with a variety of expressions
tavern
a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises
cobbler
a person who mends shoes as a job
astride
with a leg on each side of; extending across
detour
avoid or bypass (something) by taking such a route
homestead
a house, esp. a farmhouse, and outbuildings
directive
an official or authoritative instruction
sedition
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
infanticide
the crime of killing a child within a year of birth
conviction
a firmly held belief or opinion; formal declaration that someone is guilty
wring
squeeze and twist (something) to force liquid from it
sprawl
sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly or awkward way
rapt
completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing
profuse
abundant, extravagant
brimming
be full to the point of overflowing
gnaw
cause persistent and wearing distress or anxiety
chamomile
white and yellow daisylike flowers