15 terms

The Bluest Eye Vocabulary 1

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furtive or surreptitious
characterized by stealth; kept secret,; especially because it would not be approved of
myriad
a great many
acrid or caustic
bitter in taste or smell; bitter in tone
galvanize
to stimulate or shock; to rouse to action
sadism
delight in cruetly
fraudulent
engaging in fraud; deceitful
dissipate
to vanish by dispersion
insolent or impertinent
extremely disrespectful or rude
ornery
mean-spirited; disagreeable
martyr
someone who chooses to suffer or sacrifice for a cause or belief
dirge or elegy
a funeral hymn or lament
emasculate
to deprive of strength or weaken
tacit
unspoken; implied by actions by not said aloud
petulant or peevish
irritable or ill-tempered
ameliorate
to make better, improve