Their Eyes Were Watching God Vocabulary

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Sodden
Very heavy and wet; dull or expressionless, especially from continued indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
Plume
A feather or a group of feathers on a bird; something that rises into the air in a tall, thin shape.
Pugnacious
Showing a readiness or desire to fight or argue.
Commence
To begin; to start.
Barren
Unproductive; not reproducing; having very few plants; not suitable for plants; desolate.
Quested
A search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something.
Sanctum
A sacred or holy place where one is free from intrusion.
Languid
Lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow.
Beglamored
Impressing or deceiving with glamor.
Lacerating
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.
Conjectures
Conclusions or opinions based on inconclusive evidence; the act of forming such a conclusion/opinion.
Spry
Full of life and energy.
(Corn) Pone
Corn bread often made without milk or eggs; baked or fried.
Mien
A person's appearance or facial expression.
Dwindled
To become steadily less; to shrink.
Gilded
Covered or highlighted with a thin covering of gold or something of a golden color.
Imposing
Very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.
Tangible
Capable of being touched, or easily understood so there is no question of something's value or reality.
Bannisters
The railings and supporting balusters on a staircase.
Gloat
To look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction.
Promenade
To walk in a public place for pleasure.
Spittoons
Receptacles for spit (usually found in public places.)
Sprigs
Small stems with leaves or flowers.
Snuff
(Noun) Powdered form of tobacco or (verb) to draw in through the nose.
Chasten
To cause someone to feel sad or embarrassed.
Menial
A person who does lowly and sometimes degrading work; lowly and sometimes degrading work.
Ostentatious
Characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others.
Liable
Legally responsible.
Lest
For fear that; so that one should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution.)
Counterpane
A quilt or coverlet for a bed; a bedspread.
Usurper
One who seizes and holds power in a forceful way.
Reared
To take care of and support up to maturity.
Paunch
A large and protruding belly; a fat stomach.
Pullet
A young hen, less than one year old.
Refracted
To make (light) change direction when it goes though at an angle.
Gaped
To open (the mouth) widely (in surprise or wonder.)
Ether
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.
Muck
Wet dirt or mud.
Phosphorescent
A type of light that glows softly in the dark and that does not produce heat.
Hordes
Large groups of people.
Flivver
A small, cheap, usually old automobile.
Clamored
To drive, force, influence; many people demanding something.
Peevish
Easily irritated or annoyed; petulant, irritable.
Hurtling
To rush violently; to move with great force.
Squatted
To crouch or sit on the ground; to live in a building or land without the owner's permission and without paying.
Turbulent
Being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed.
Preempted
To prevent (something) from happening.
Hummock
A small hill; an elevated tract of land rising above the general level of a marshy region.
Seep
To flow or pass slowly through small openings of something.
Scudded
To move or go quickly.
Oblique
Not direct; not stated directly; neither perpendicular nor parallel.
Hackles
A feeling of anger and animosity; hairs on the back and neck.
Havoc
Violent and needless disturbance; chaos; widespread destruction and confusion.
Malice
A desire to cause harm to another person.
Wanton
Showing no thought or care for the rights, feelings, or safety of others; not limited or controlled; hard to control.
Drone
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.
Vault
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.