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nonfiction unit

essay a short piece of nonfiction in which a writer expresses a personal view of a subject
narrative essay a nonfiction piece that tells a story
persuasive essay an essay that presents and supports an opinion
reflective essay an essay that reveals a writer's feelings about a topic of personal importance
forebears ancestors
rancor spite
obstinacy stubborness
pious showing religious devotion
aloofness a state of being removed or distant
perplexes confuses
permeate spread throughout
epiphany a moment of sudden understanding
Gentiles any non-Jewish persons
cheder religious school
vagrants jobless people who wander from place to place
esthetically artistically
inexplicably a condition that cannot be explained
fiestas celebrations
pueblo village or town
gringos foreigners
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