The Dark Child Vocabulary
Mr. Donnelly Vocabulary from The Dark Child by Camara Laye created by Period 7
Terms in this set (45)
(adj.) having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
(verb) to increase rapidly in numbers; multiply/(noun) rapid increase in numbers
(noun) the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect; a sense of pride in oneself; self-respect; a high or honorable rank or position
(adj.) relating to the Malinke or their language (noun) a member of a people living mainly in Upper Guinea; the Mande language of the Malinke
(adj.) of or relating to the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a society; of or relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements
(adj.) existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval; basic and fundamental
(noun) a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions
(adverb) in central or primary respects; used to make an emphatic statement about the basic truth of something /
(adj.) forming a necessary base or core; of central importance; so basic as to be hard to alter, resolve, or overcome (noun) a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based
(noun) a group of people considered (by others or themselves) to be the best in a particular society or category, especially because of their power, talent, or wealth
(noun) a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought; a writ or warrant
(noun) a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations
(verb) to expel and bar (someone) from their native country, typically for political or punitive reasons (noun) the state of being barred from one's native country, typically for political or punitive reasons; a person who lives away from their native country, either from choice or compulsion
(noun) a heavy steel or iron block with a flat top, concave sides, and typically a pointed end, on which metal can be hammered and shaped
(adj.) of, relating to, or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure; sexually attractive
(verb) to reach a state of perfect happiness, typically so as to be oblivious of everything else (noun) perfect happiness; great joy
(verb) to cover (a roof or a building) with straw or a similar material (noun) a roof covering of straw, reeds, palm leaves, or a similar material
(adj.) clever in deceiving; secretive
(noun) 1. aggressive boldness, the willingness to take risks
2. rude/disrespectful actions
(Noun) silky fiber from the seeds of a tropical tree used especially as a filling (as for life preservers)
(noun) a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa
(Adj.) Pouring forth liberally. (Profusely: Adv.)
(Noun) Wreath, chaplet
(Verb) To form into or deck with a garland
(Noun) A furnace or shop with its furnace where metal is heated and worked
(Verb) To form (metal) by heating and hammering. To form or bring into being especially by an expenditure of effort: fashion, shape. To make or imitate falsely especially with intent to defraud
(Adj.) Of, relating to, or involving sensory stimulus as opposed to abstract concept
(Noun) An act of conceding or yielding. Something yielded. A grant by a government of land or of a right to use it. A grant of a portion of premises for some specific purpose; also: the activities or enterprise carried on
(Adj.) Moderate in indulgence of appetite or desire. Moderate in the use of alcoholic beverages. Having a moderate climate
(Adj.) Lacking knowledge. Resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence. Not aware: unaware, uninformed
(Verb) To confront briefly and usually with astonishment: astonish.
(verb) the action or practice of circumcising a male.
(adj.) anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
(verb) to create or bring about by deliberate use of skill and artifice.
(verb) to drive away, scatter; to make a thought disappear.
(verb) to serve as a memorial, to mark an important person, place, or event.
(noun) a solemn or religious ceremony or act.
(noun) the state of being full of life or vigor.
(adj) affected by or full of grief or woe
(adj.) spreading throughout, widespread, omnipresent.
(adj.) profoundly honored or respected; holy.
(noun) a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way.
(noun) the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel.
(noun) gradual return to health after illness, recuperation or recovery time.
(adj.) full of juice.
(adj.) tolerant or lenient in the extreme.
(noun) the act of pulling up or out, the surgical removal of a body part or tissue.
an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification), a failure to perform some promised act or obligation.