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The House on Mango Street - Vocabulary Set 1
Terms in this set (20)
The exact point of entrance into a building
Everybody goes through the threshold of the meeting room every day.
A brief story or word picture
The House on Mango Street is full of vignettes.
Clear and meaningful expression through writing or speech
My grandpop speaks with eloquence about his antique cars.
Praise itself OR to praise
Lots of people acclaim The House on Mango Street because it is a very personal and poetic book.
A group of literary works that academic scholars consider to represent a particular field of study well
Fan fiction is not canon because it isn't official.
Ladies' head scarf
Many older women wear a babushka to cover their heads.
I scarcely pay attention to school most of the time.
A musical instrument similar to a xylophone
I have heard marimbas before and they sound really cool.
Causing a sense of sadness or regret
The eulogy at my grandmother's funeral was very poignant.
A floor covering resembling vinyl floor tiles
Many kitchens in the 1970s had a linoleum floor with square pattern.
A lunchroom or snackbar
The High School canteen is very busy during lunch.
A deep pink or a species of deep pink flower
My sister's favorite color is purple, but she likes fuchsia too.
In poor condition
The furniture in our farm house is raggedy because it is very old.
Public washrooms are normally very crowded and smell very bad.
Initiate into Christianity
I was baptized even though I am not religious.
A style of construction in which the steep roof runs almost to the ground, causing the house to be shaped like a capital A
Many houses have an A-Frame roof.
A pattern of fabric OR a technique in which fabric is sewn in a repeated, overlapping pattern;
My school uniform includes a skirt with a pleat.
tarot/tarot cards (noun)
My cousin has tarot cards which she uses to tell the future.
A loud, uncontrolled way of behaving because of fear, excitement or horror
I am hysterical most of the time during the day.
A type of enamel used on metal, OR a type of dishware made of fine, carefully baked clay
I have seen porcelain plates from China in museums.
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