19 terms

Good Earth Chapters 15-23

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Quiescent
in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy: strikes were headed by groups of workers who had
Sundered
Split apart : the crunch of bone when it is sundered.
Insidiously
Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects : sexually transmitted diseases can be insidious and sometimes without symptoms.
Dotard
An old person, esp. one who has become weak or senile
Derisive
Expressing contempt or ridicule : a harsh, derisive laugh
Offal
The entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food.
Asperity
Harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner;severity
Propitious
Giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable
Paltry
Utterly worthless, rIdiculously small or meager: she would earn a paltry $33 more this month
Deference
Humble submission and respect : he addressed her with the deference due to age.
Feint
A mock attack or movement in warfare, made in order to distract or deceive an enemy.
Agape
Christian love, esp. as distinct from erotic love or emotional affection.
Hind
A skilled farm worker. A peasant or rustic.
Repine
Feel or express discontent; fret : you mustn't let yourself repine.
Pagoda
A Hindu or Buddhist temple or sacred building, typically a many-tiered tower, in India and the Far East.
Prodigally
Spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wasteful extravagant
Fetid
Smelling extremely unpleasant
Satiation
Satisfied completely, fulfilled
Petulance
Childishly sulky or bad-tempered : he was moody and petulant | a petulant shake of the head.