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A Raisin in the Sun
process by which a minority group takes on the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture
to beg, implore
in a manner easily noticed, attracting special attention
to put off; postpone
not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; not the usual or proper behavior or opinion
to avoid answering directly
weak, lacking energy due to sickness or age (meek)
surreptitiously, secretly, slyly
the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
barbaric, uncivilized practices and behavior
to suggest or hint at indirectly, slyly
a person with a particular kind of mental disorder characterized by anxiety, depression, etc.
pretending; a false show of something
a state in which the mind and senses are dulled
gloomy, or showing irritation by being silent
cleared from blame
to disapprove of strongly
irregular, erratic, peculiar, odd
humorous; sarcastic; not meant to be taken seriously
extremely angry at something unjust, offensive or insulting
completely ridiculous, laughable
bemused, completely puzzled or confused
morosely, sadly, mournfully
an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
one who chooses to see the world the way it should be, rather than the way it really is; a dreamer
threatening, foreshadowing something evil or harmful
not securely, unsafely
a dreamy notion; daydream