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26 Fairmount Avenue Vocabulary

These words go with the story 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola.
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Hurricane
A very big, bad storm
Murky
dark & cloudy, not clear
Gust
a very strong wind
Swirled
going around in circles
Eye of the Hurricane
the center of a hurricane where it is very calm
Freight
goods or cargo carried by a train
Pick-Up Sticks
a game where you pick up 1 stick at a time from a pile without moving any other sticks
Foundation
a solid structure that a building is built on to keep it from sinking in the ground
Cement
a grey powder that gets mixed with water - when it dries, it gets hard
Concrete
made from cement, gravel, and water - when it dries, it gets hard
Cellar
a basement or room underground below a house
Laxatives
medicine that makes you go to the bathroom
Animated
a cartoon
Licorice
chewy, black candy
Newsreel
a short movie about world news
Huntsman
a hunter
Potion
a liquid with magical powers
Where're
a contraction for where are
Beret
a round, flat hat
Fashion Plates
someone who wears all the latest fashions or popular clothing
Plasterboard
a building material used for walls and ceilings
Burlap Bags
a rough bag used to hold heavy objects during shipping
Contraption
a strange or odd device or machine
Nor'easter
a storm blowing in from the northeast
Basement
a cellar or room underground a house or basement
Furnace
a machine used to heat a building or home
Authentic
real
Tuxedo
a formal mens' suit worn on special occasions
Icebox
an old-fashioned refrigerator - a box or chest kept cool with blocks of ice
Lilting
cheerful, rhythmical
Oilcloth
cloth treated with oil or paint and used as a table covering
Makeshift
an object made from whatever is available and is only meant to be used for a short time
Silhouette
a dark outline seen against a light backgroud
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