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Their Eyes Were Watching God Vocabulary
Terms in this set (57)
Very heavy and wet; dull or expressionless, especially from continued indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
A feather or a group of feathers on a bird; something that rises into the air in a tall, thin shape.
Showing a readiness or desire to fight or argue.
To begin; to start.
Unproductive; not reproducing; having very few plants; not suitable for plants; desolate.
A search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something.
A sacred or holy place where one is free from intrusion.
Lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow.
Impressing or deceiving with glamor.
A cutting, especially of the skin, often implying that the cut was not clean, but instead left jagged edges; causing sharp mental or emotional pain to someone.
Conclusions or opinions based on inconclusive evidence; the act of forming such a conclusion/opinion.
Full of life and energy.
Corn bread often made without milk or eggs; baked or fried.
A person's appearance or facial expression.
To become steadily less; to shrink.
Covered or highlighted with a thin covering of gold or something of a golden color.
Very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.
Capable of being touched, or easily understood so there is no question of something's value or reality.
The railings and supporting balusters on a staircase.
To look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction.
To walk in a public place for pleasure.
Receptacles for spit (usually found in public places.)
Small stems with leaves or flowers.
(Noun) Powdered form of tobacco or (verb) to draw in through the nose.
To cause someone to feel sad or embarrassed.
A person who does lowly and sometimes degrading work; lowly and sometimes degrading work.
Characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others.
For fear that; so that one should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution.)
A quilt or coverlet for a bed; a bedspread.
One who seizes and holds power in a forceful way.
To take care of and support up to maturity.
A large and protruding belly; a fat stomach.
A young hen, less than one year old.
To make (light) change direction when it goes though at an angle.
To open (the mouth) widely (in surprise or wonder.)
A liquid that burns easily; used to turn solid substances into liquid, and that was used in the past in medicine to prevent patients form feeling pain during surgery.
Wet dirt or mud.
A type of light that glows softly in the dark and that does not produce heat.
Large groups of people.
A small, cheap, usually old automobile.
To drive, force, influence; many people demanding something.
Easily irritated or annoyed; petulant, irritable.
To rush violently; to move with great force.
To crouch or sit on the ground; to live in a building or land without the owner's permission and without paying.
Being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed.
To prevent (something) from happening.
A small hill; an elevated tract of land rising above the general level of a marshy region.
To flow or pass slowly through small openings of something.
To move or go quickly.
Not direct; not stated directly; neither perpendicular nor parallel.
A feeling of anger and animosity; hairs on the back and neck.
Violent and needless disturbance; chaos; widespread destruction and confusion.
A desire to cause harm to another person.
Showing no thought or care for the rights, feelings, or safety of others; not limited or controlled; hard to control.
A stingless male bee (honeybee) that has the role of mating with the queen and does not gather nectar or pollen; one that lives on the labors of others; an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control.
An arched structure of masonry usually forming a ceiling or roof; an arched or dome-shaped anatomical structure; a space covered by an arched structure, especially an underground passage or room; an underground storage compartment; a room or compartment for the safekeeping of valuables; a burial chamber.