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22 terms

Fellow-Feeling by R.K Narayan

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Beedi
a small, fragrant cigar.
Betel
the leaf of a pepper plant which is wrapped around a betel nut and chewed.
Sallow
sickly and yellowish in color.
Indulgent
permissive, tolerant.
Tamil
language spoken in southern India and Sri Lanka.
Brahmin
a person of the highest caste among Hindus, whose task is to study the religious texts and to perform the sacred ceremonies.
Encroached
advanced beyond proper or established limits.
Ribaldry
vulgar or indecent speech.
Mock
false, pretend
Mutton
sheep flesh used for food
Pukkah
Anglo-Indian slang for good, proper, genuine.
Sacred threads
cotton threads of three strands which are constantly worn by Brahmins as an indication of their status.
Ghee
a liquid butter clarified by boiling.
Curds
dairy product obtained from the milk and used as food or to make cheese.
Brinjal
eggplant.
Dhali
an edible yellow split pea.
Leper
outcast.
Rabid
extreme in opinion or practice.
Humbug
a person who is not what he or she claims to be.
Dhoti
the long loincloth worn by Indian men.
Ruminating
pondering, meditating on.
Furious
of great energy or speed.