The Breadwinner Vocabulary Ch.1-7

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Afghanistan
A small country that lies between Europe and Asia. It contains mountain ranges, rivers, and deserts
Chador
a piece of cloth worn by women and girls to cover their hair and shoulders
Taliban
A militant group that took control of Kabul, Afghanistan in 1996 and was forced from power in 2001
Dari
(D) One of the two main languages in Afghanistan
Pashtu
(P) One of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan.
Peddler
person who travels about selling things carried in a pack or in a truck, wagon, or cart
Hawk
carry goods about and offer them for sale by shouting
Labyrinth
number of connecting passageways so arranged that it is hard to find one's way from point to point
Soviets
The Soviet Union before its break-up, including Russia and other Communist countries
Burqa
A long, tent-like garment worn by women. It covers the entire body and has a narrow mesh screen over the eyes.
Toshak
a narrow mattress used in many Afghan homes instead of chairs or beds
Resentful
Felling resentment; injured or angry
Intricate
With many twists and turns; puzzling, entangled or complicated
Lavatory
A room where one can wash their hands and face
Shalwar Kameez
A long, loose shirt and trousers, worn by both men and women
Eid
A Muslim festival coming at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting
Fume
Fit of anger; angry or irritable mood
Land mine
A bomb planted on the ground, which is
Rouse
become active; rise; awake
Illiterate
unable to read or write
Nan
Afghan bread. It can be flat, long, or round
Fortress
A large permanently fortified place or building; large fort or fortification
Mission
A sending or being sent on some special work or service
Hobble
to walk or move awkwardly, to limp
Preoccupy
Absorbed; engrossed
Warily
cautiously; carefully
Idle
doing nothing; not busy; not working
Fringe
border
Brusquely
abrupt in manner or speech; blunt
Gingerly
with extreme care or caution
Embroidery
ornamental design sewn in cloth, leather, etc.
Pattu
A gray or brown woolen blanket shall, worn by Afghan men and boys.

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