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14 terms

The Breadwinner vocabulary

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kerosene
thin oil obtained from petroleum and used as a fuel
latrine
outdoor toilet
ruse
a clever way to fool someone
thug
a bully or thief
labyrinth
a maze
maimed
to injure badly or cripple by violence
burqa
a long, tent-like garment which Taliban force the women to wear
chador
a piece of cloth worn by women and girls to cover their hair and shoulders
Dari
one of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan
Taliban
members of the extremist ruling party in Afghanistan
Pashtu
the other main languages spoken in Afghanistan
smuggle
to export or import secretly and unlawfully
intact
not damaged
snuffling
to breathe through a partly blocked nose with a sniffing sound