The Color of Water Chapters 1-5

infallible (adj)
never wrong
subside (v)
settle down; descend; grow quiet
claustrophobic (adj)
afraid of closed in places
intently (adj)
having one's attention focused or fixed on something
motley (adj)
a mixture of different parts, colors, or people
unkempt (adj)
uncared for or neglected
dowry (n)
money or goods a wife brings to a marriage
affront (v)
treat, mention, or speak to rudely
champion (v)
protect or fight for as a champion
contradiction (n)
opposition between two conflicting forces of ideas
divulge (v)
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
infallible (adj)
incapable of failure of error
Kaddish (n)
Jewish prayer for the dead
meek (adj)
quiet and obedient; spiritless
nonchalance (n)
the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care
paranoia (n)
a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution
shiva (n)
the Jewish custom of mourning for a period of seven days after the death of close relative
tyranny (n)
dominance through threat of punishment and violence