Bean Trees Vocabulary
n. the cutting off of all of part of a limb by surgery
v. make worse or more sever, intensify (do not confuse with irritate)
adj. loosely made or held together, in a state of severe disrepair
n. tendency of interdependent elements to remain stable, esp. as maintained by physiological processes.
n. sacred place where fugitives are entitled to immunity from arrest, safe place, place of refuge
adj. formal, precise or proper
n. a persistent, irrational fear
n refuge, sanctuary, haven, shelter, retreat
n. secret plot or plan by two or more persons
flotsam and jetsam
n. odds and ends useless items (part of wreckage of ship)
adj. inactive, lying asleep or as if asleep
adj. having a sharply strong taste or smell
n. insect, about one inch long, male produces shrill sound by vibrating membranes on underside of abdomen
adj. of or in an immobile or unresponsive stupor
adj. vague, guarded, indefinite, evasive
n. climbing shrub related to legume family with showy, pendant clusters of blue-violet flowers
n. the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
n. any plant of the legume family (fruit in form of pod) (bean)
n. science and art of cultivating plants
n. plural, rod-shaped bacteria that fix or adhere nitrogen in nodules on the roots of bean plants, clover, etc.