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Vocabulary Chapters 1-11 Maniac Magee


deprived of parents by death or desertion; having no parents


a gift of personal property by will; inheritance; gift


a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity


a supporting tower or horizontal beam used to support a bridge


a belief that can guide behavior; a system of ideas intending to provide an explantion


easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind


having an exceedingly bad reputation


to be sufficient or adequate, with in quality or quantity; to meet the needs


something illusory and unattainable; an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, esp. the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air


an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; a common symptom of severe mental disorder


a charitable or helpful person


in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise


a state of extreme confusion and disorder


fussy about one's needs or requirements; showing or requiring great attention to detail


something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; something existing in perception only; a ghostly appearing figure

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