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The Speckled Hen's E

Reading Vocabulary

aristocratic belonging to a class of people who are educated, wealthy, and 'well-born'
brocades expensive fabrics with raised designs, often woven with gold or silver threads
genteel well-bred; polite (today, used to mean overly polite)
heirloom a family possession handed down from one generation to another
hoarded hid a nd carefully guarded a supply of something; often, money or food
laboriously with much difficulty and effort
litany a long prayer in which many of the lines are repeated
miserly stingy
omen a sign that something will happen; an omen can be "good" or "evil"
prominent standing out so as to be easily seen
Created by: Mrs. Jantzi