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Taranko Milkweed

Vocabulary for novel Milkweed

TermDefinition
Burly strongly and heavily built
Scrounged to get as needed by or as if by foraging, scavenging, or borrowing
Collapsed to break apart and fall down suddenly
Suspenders straps that are used for holding up pants and that go over a person's shoulders
Disobey to not do what someone or something with authority tells you to do : to refuse or fail to obey rules, laws, etc.
Mingled to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity
Ghetto a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditions
Caviar processed salted eggs of large fish
Brine water saturated with salt
Surviving to remain alive of in existence
Foil to prevent from attaining an end, thwart
Flurries a brief period of commotion or excitement
Curfew an order or law that requires people to be indoors after a certain time at night
Coffin a box in which a dead person is buried
Artillery weapons (as bows, slings, and catapults) for discharging missiles
Bombardment to attack (a place) with bombs, large guns, etc. constantly or repeatedly
Reality the quality or state of being real, the totality of real things and events
Boulevard a wide and usually important street that often has trees, grass, or flowers planted down its center or along its sides
Colossal of an exceptional or astonishing degree
Shalom used as a Jewish greeting and farewell
Prescription a medicine or drug that a doctor officially tells someone to use
Pharmacist a person whose job is to prepare and sell the drugs and medicines that a doctor prescribes for patients
Finch a small bird with a short, thick beak
Invisibility inaccessible to view
Writhing to twist (the body or a bodily part) in pain
Typhus a serious disease that is carried by small insects that live on the bodies of people and animals and that causes high fever, headache, and a dark red rash
Rubble broken fragments (as of rock) resulting from the decay or destruction of a building
Morsel a small piece of food
Carcass a dead body
Filthy very dirty
Erupting to begin doing something (such as shouting or applauding) suddenly
Complicated difficult to analyze, understand, or explain
Identity the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others
Lounged to sit or lie in a relaxed way: to spend time resting or relaxing
Impressive deserving attention, admiration, or respect: making a good impression
Careened to go forward quickly without control
Corpse a dead body
Created by: Derek Taranko on 2014-03-11



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