26 terms

Seedfolks "Ana" Vocabulary ELD 2

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sliver
a thin piece of something that has been split, cut, or broken off; 2.a small narrow portion or piece of something
coal
a hard black or dark brown sedimentary rock formed by the decomposition of plant material, widely used as a fuel
lad
an old-fashioned word for "boy"
Romania
a country in southeastern Europe
working-class
relating to or belonging to the part of society made up of people who work for hourly wages, not salaries, especially manual or industrial laborers
hotel
a building or commercial establishment where people pay to stay and sleep
Great depression
a drastic decline in the world economy resulting in mass unemployment and widespread poverty that lasted from 1929 until 1939.
Also called Depression
Slovak or Slovakian
somebody who was born or raised in Slovakia or who is a citizen of Slovakia
Italian
somebody who was born or raised in Italy, or who has Italian citizenship
border
the line that separates two countries or regions
steel mill
industrial plant for the manufacture of steel, an alloy of iron
siren
a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
Mexico
a country in North America, south of the United States
Cambodia
a country in Southeast Asia, bordering Vietnam
suspiciously
in a way that gives a feeling of mistrust or doubt, especially because something wrong has happened and has not been explained
bury
to dig a hole, put something in it, and replace the soil or other material removed
parole
the early release of a prisoner, with conditions such as good behavior and regular reporting to the authorities for a period of time
case
a situation or set of circumstances, a matter in question or a problem
crouch
to squat down on the balls of the feet with knees bent and body hunched over
curiosity
eagerness or strong desire to know about something or to get information
glance
to look at something quickly, especially for only a second or two
hobble
to walk haltingly and unsteadily, taking short steps; old people often walk this way and use a cane
hack
to cut or chop something by striking it with short repeated blows using a sharp tool such as a knife or an ax
root
the part of a plant that has no leaves or buds and usually spreads underground, anchoring the plant and absorbing water and nutrients from the soil
binoculars
a device for looking at distant objects that magnifies what is seen using a lens for each eye
busybody
somebody who tends to meddle with other people's business (informal)