The Breadwinner Vocabulary
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A piece of cloth worn by women and girls to cover their hair and shoulders
A long, tent-like garment worn by women. It covers the entire body and has a narrow mesh screen over the eyes.
To command, ordain, or decide by decree.
A narrow mattress used in many Afghan homes instead of chairs or beds.
People who carry off or steal goods during a war or disaster.
Afghan bread that is flat, long and sometimes round.
Civilians trained as soldiers and enrolled for service called out for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.
Abrupt in manner quickly; rough, blunt, somewhat rude.
Long, loose shirt and trousers, worn by both men and women. Men's are all one color, with pockets in the side and on the chest. Women's are have different colors and patterns, sometimes elaborately embroidered or beaded
One of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan.
A Muslim festival coming at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting
A bomb planted in the ground, which explodes if stepped on.
Afghan bread that can be flat, long or round.
To peddle or offer for sale by calling aloud in public.
Broken bits and pieces of anything that which is demolished.
Unable to read and write.
Having many interrelated parts or facets; entangled or involved.
A room fitted with equipment for washing the hands and face and usually with flush toilet facilities.
Receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously.
A person who takes or receives (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir
A condition, detail, part, or attribute that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; a modifying or influencing factor:
In a watchful manner
An offensive smell or odor
Not working or active; not in use or operation
A formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law.
Fixed into a surrounding mass.
Exciting; stimulating; lively; vigorous; energetic; vital.
Intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
Serving to to mark off as different; having a special quality, style, attractiveness
To waste time: idle: loiter
A movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc.
To soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving.
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