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A good man is hard to find vocab

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rattling
a rapid series of short loud sounds
conscience
conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
stocky
heavy and compact in form or stature
valise
a small overnight bag for short trips
asphyxiate
deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
organdy
a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.
sachet
a small soft bag containing perfumed powder
veined
marked with or as if with veins
pickaninny
a small black child
britches
an old-fashioned term for pants or trousers
screwed
contorted
bland
lacking either stimulating or irritating characteristics
courted
to gain the affections or love or someone
stucco
plaster made of cement, sand, and lime for covering exterior walls of buildings
chinaberry tree
tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits
nickelodeon
a cabinet containing an automatic record player
disposition
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
yodel
a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
lacy
made of or resembling lace
trellis
latticework used to support climbing plants
arbors
a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.
suitor
a man who courts a woman
craftily
in a sly, cunning manner
rigid
fixed and unmoving
washes
large grooves or furrows cut away by rain especially on the side of a dirt road
enbankment
mound of earth to hold back water support a road
snarl
a vicious angry growl
gulch
a narrow, rocky valley or gorge; a ravine
vividly
clearly, with great detail
jaunty
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
hoarsely
with a rough rasping sound
battered
damaged by blows or hard usage
steady
not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
embossed
embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
bespectacled
wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass
gaped
held open as if yawning
latters
helpers
card
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
knack
a special way of doing something
insuck
action of sucking inwards
undertaker
one whose business is the management of funerals
ought
zero; same as the number zero
heaving
breathing heavily