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The Good Earth Chapters 1-7 Vocab

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Fruition
The point at which a plan or project is realized : the plans have come to fruition sooner than expected.
Obeisance
Deferential respect, a gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy
Querulously
Complaining in a petulant or whining manner
Importunate
Persistent, esp. to the point of annoyance or intrusion
Hoary
Having gray or white hair; aged
Slaking
Quench or satisfy (one's thirst)
Consternation
Feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
Impassive
Not feeling or showing emotion
Impudent
Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent
Consummate
Make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse : his first wife refused to consummate their marriage.• complete (a transaction or attempt); make perfect
Filial
Dutiful, devoted, compliant, respectful, affectionate, loving.
Unctuous
Ingratiating, obsequious, fawning, servile, groveling, subservient, cringing, himble, hypocritical, insincere, gushing, effusive; glib, smooth, slick, slippery, oily, greasy; smarmy, slimy.
Deprecation
Express disapproval.
Mutinous
Refusing to obey the orders of a person in authority.
Omen
An event regarded as a portent of good or evil
Pious
Devoutly religious.
Stolid
(Of a person) Calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
Acrid
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell; angry and bitter
Exultation
Show or feel elation or jubilation, esp. as the result of a success
Berate
Scold or criticize (someone) angrily
Cauldron
A large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire
Placid
not easily upset or excited ; calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity
Zenith
The highest point reached by a celestial or other object. The point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer. The time at which something is most powerful or successful.
Malignant
Very virulent or infectious. 2. Malevolent: In the hands of a malignant fate.