15 terms

Watsons Vocab

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emulate
to strive to equal or excel
egghead
intellectual
cockeyed
having an eye that is turned or tilted to one side
punctual
acting or usually acting at an appointed time or at a regularly scheduled time
hypnotized
a trancelike state
juvenile
of, relating to, or characteristic of children or young people
welfare
aid in the form of money or necessities for people in need
generous
free in giving or sharing
conscience
knowledge of right and wrong and a feeling one should do what is right
conk
a procedure in which the hair of an African-American boy is straightened through the use of potatoes, Vaseline, and soap
jive
1. swing music or dancing performed to it.
2. slick, deceptive, or foolish talk; a special language of difficult or slang terms
temptations
to persuade or try to persuade to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain
eavesdropped
to listen secretly to private conversation
whirlpool
water moving rapidly in a circle with a hollow in the center into which floating objects are drawn
sonic boom
a sound like that of an explosion produced when a shock wave formed at the nose of an aircraft traveling at supersonic speed reaches the ground