50 terms

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman Vocabulary Chapters 1-7

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pod
the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant
vacant
without an occupant or incumbent
altar
a raised structure on which sacrifices to a god are made
tiptoed
walked quietly
thermos
a container that keeps liquids hot or cold for long periods of time
lima beans
pale green flat beans in assorted size often used in soups
teetered
moved unsteadily, with a rocking motion
hovered
remained suspended in the air
Depression
A period of low economic activity and rising unemployment
patience
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
sprout
produce buds or branches; germinate
thrive
grow vigorously
abandoned
forsaken by owner or inhabitants
siren
a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
suspicious
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
parole
a conditional release from imprisonment
crouch
bend one's back forward from the waist on down
curiosity
a state in which you want to learn more about something
hobbled
walking impeded by some physical limitation or injury
stoop
small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
binoculars
an optical instrument for simultaneous use by both eyes
wilted
limp or drooping because of lack of water
plot
a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
bodega
small shop selling groceries, especially in a Hispanic area
pueblo
a Native American village in the southwestern United States
troughs
long, narrow receptacles or rows
obituaries
notices of deaths
detector
a device that receives a signal and responds to it
deliver
bring to a destination
haul
transport in a vehicle
receptionist
a secretary whose main duty into answer the telephone and receive visitors
maggot
fly larva commonly found in decaying matter
janitors
people whose job is cleaning buildings and grounds
pitcher
an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
lot
section of land
squatted
crouched on the heels
plaza
public gathering place, usually in the center of a town
target practice
when people practice shooting at something
pawnshop
a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
manhole
a large opening in a sewer line or part of a plumbing system constructed with sufficient size for a man to gain access therein for maintenance purposes and facility for changes of line and/or grade of pipeline
trowel
a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade
wheelbarrow
a single-wheeled cart, increased farm output
spigot
a spout or faucet that gives water
lug
to carry or drag something heavy with a lot of effort
coolies
poor laborers from China and India who left their homelands to do hard manual and agricultural work in other parts of the world in the 19th and early 20th centuries
barbed wire
twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals
dealers
people who sell drugs illegally
pogo stick
a toy for jumping up and down, a spring-loaded pole with a handle and foot rests
locket
a piece of jewelry that holds a picture on a necklace
extended family
household made up of several generations of family members

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