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Only Daughter

Only Daughter Vocabulary

TermDefinition
contributor a person who to write (something, such as a story, poem, or essay) for a magazine
anthology a published collection of writings (such as poems or short stories) by different authors
working class the class of people who earn money by doing usually physical work and who are not rich or powerful -- always used before a noun
circumstances a condition or fact that affects a situation
would-be used to describe someone who hopes to be a particular person or type of person
destiny what happens in the future : the things that someone or something will experience in the future
hilarious very funny
retrospect when thinking about the past or something that happened in the past
professional relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill
putter to spend time in a relaxed way doing small jobs and other things that are not very important
embroidering to make (a story, the truth, etc.) more interesting by adding details that are not true or accurate
interrupt to ask questions or say things while another person is speaking : to do or say something that causes someone to stop speaking
scribbling to write (something) quickly and in a way that makes it difficult to read
approval the belief that something or someone is good or acceptable : a good opinion of someone or something
revenge the act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something that hurt you
philandering old-fashioned + disapproving : a man who has sexual relations with many women and especially with women who are not his wife
bashing to cause or allow (something, such as part of your body) to hit something very hard or forcefully
majority a number that is greater than half of a total
privately not known by the public or by other people : secret
woo o try to attract (someone, such as a customer, voter, worker, etc.) : to attempt to persuade (someone) to buy something from you, vote for you, work for you, etc.
bouts period of time during which someone suffers from something
nostalgia pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again
flat an apartment typically on one floor ā€” compare apartment
baggage he bags, suitcases, and personal things that a person carries when traveling : luggage
boast to express too much pride in yourself or in something you have, have done, or are connected to in some way
short-order cook a cook who specializes in preparing simple dishes that can be made very quickly. These types of cooks work in places like diners and fast food restaurants, where speedy service is emphasized, and the menu tends to be kept very simple.
deserved used to say that someone or something should or should not have or be given something
mistranslation bad : wrong words that have been changed from one language into a different language
sleeve the part of a shirt, jacket, etc., that covers all or part of your arm
whisper to speak very softly or quietly
twine a string made of two or more threads twisted together
coils long thin piece of material (such as a wire, string, or piece of hair) that is wound into circles
springs a twisted or coiled piece of metal that returns to its original shape when it is pressed down or stretched
investment the act of spending money on something that is valuable or expected to be useful or helpful
financial relating to money
trickle to move or go slowly in small numbers or amounts
Fellowship an amount of money to pay for food, housing, etc., that is given to a graduate student who teaches or does research at a university
throbbing to beat with a strong, steady rhythm
hissing to produce a sound like a long ā€œsā€
stroke a serious illness caused when a blood vessel in your brain suddenly breaks or is blocked
leisure time when you are not working : time when you can do whatever you want to do
horizontal positioned from side to side rather than up and down : parallel to the ground
vials a very small glass or plastic container used for perfumes, medicines, etc
urinal a toilet that is attached to a wall especially in a public bathroom for men to urinate into
burst into to begin to produce or do (something) suddenly
punched to press or push (something) with a short, quick movement
relatives a member of your family
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