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Obartuck Vocab 29

Obartuck Vocabulary 29 (Brave New World - special edition 2)

Blasphemy (n.) something considered religiously offensive
Octoroon (n.) a derogatory term for a person having 1/8 black ancestry
Grimace (n./v.) an expression of pain or agony
Precipice (n.) a very high and steep cliff
Indignant (adj.) angered by something that is unjust
Emaciated (adj.) unnaturally thin and malnourished
Unorthodox (adj.) not following the usual rules of society or religion
Coquettish (adj.) flirtatious
Impropriety (n.) behavior that is not socially acceptable
Cadge (v.) to get something by begging or mooching
Created by: Obartuck on 2012-05-07

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