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Why, You Reckon? Vocab Terms
Vocabulary from the short story "Why, You Reckon?" by Langston Hughes.
to pass from place to place or from person to person; to distribute in a wide area
an illegal bar serving alcohol during Prohibition times
a section of New York City predominately populated by minorities of African and Latino descent; original home to the Harlem Renaissance
distant place in sight; father removed
Southern style bar
slang referring to a person of the Caucasian race
slang for great or in agreement with; to increase in size, a continuous wave that is long and billowing
place to store coal for furnaces
slang for to calculate, estimate, consider, or assume
slang for human stomach area; second stomach in birds where partly digested food is finely ground
Suffix: cede, ceed, cess
Suffix: cratic, cracy
Meaning: rule, power
Meaning: say, speak, word
Meaning: marriage, union
Example: monogamy, polygamy