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Maniac Magee Vocabulary Chapters 1-11

Vocabulary Chapters 1-11 Maniac Magee
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orphan
deprived of parents by death or desertion; having no parents
legacy
a gift of personal property by will; inheritance; gift
trolley
a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
trestle
a supporting tower or horizontal beam used to support a bridge
theory
a belief that can guide behavior; a system of ideas intending to provide an explantion
obvious
easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
infamous
having an exceedingly bad reputation
suffice
to be sufficient or adequate, with in quality or quantity; to meet the needs
mirage
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
hallucination
an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
samaritan
a charitable or helpful person
stupefied
in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
finicky
fussy about one's needs or requirements; showing or requiring great attention to detail
phantom
something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; something existing in perception only; a ghostly appearing figure