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Zora Neale Hurston

Vocabulary I

resignation acceptance
pugnacious aggressive
inaudible impossible to hear
languid unenergetic
diffused dim
expound explain
mien appearance
pelting bombarding
sanctum office
lacerating slashing
affirmation confirmation
overseer supervisor
brutes beasts
calyxes sepals of a flower considered as a group
reproof criticism
desecrating vandalizing
cosmic vast
dissolution closure
conjectures guesses
portly fat
cowed intimidate
promenading strolling
incredulous disbelieving
percale a closely woven cotton fabric used for sheets and clothing
surly rude
calico a coarse brightly printed cloth
brazen bold
temerity nerve
doleful unhappy
fractious irritable
coquetry flirtation
proffered offered
beseeching insistent
sullen gloomy
discomfiture embarrassment
Created by: shaws