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27 terms

Raisin in the Sun Vocab Act III

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Penicillin
Any group of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs most active against gram-positive bacteria and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
Mirage
Something illusionary, without substance or reality
Idealist
A person who represents things as they might or should be rather than as they are
Retrogression
The act or process of deteriorating or declining
Realist
A person who tends to view or represent things as they really are
Esteemed
To regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration
Replenish
To make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.
Flippancy
Frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity
Cynical
Bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic
Feverishly
Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever.
Anguished
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
shrewd
astute or sharpen practical matters
Reverie
A state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing
Precariously
Dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure
Permeated
To pass into or through every part of
Sociological
Dealing with social questions or problems, esp. focusing on cultural and environmental factors rather than on psychological or personal characteristics
Pretenses
Pretending or feigning; make-believe
Graphically
Giving a clear and effective picture; vivid
Presumably
By assuming reasonably; probably
Plaintively
Expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
Menacingly
Something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat
Intently
Firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed, as the eyes or mind
Tentatively
Of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental
Idiotic
Senselessly foolish or stupid
Bitterly
Causing pain; piercing; stinging
Enrapture
to move with rapture; delight beyond measure
Revelation
The act or revealing or disclosing; disclosure