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Zora Neale Hurston

Vocabulary II

prostrating humbling yourself
usurper one who assumes command
stolidness emotionlessness
commiserated sympathized
ostentatiously pretentiously
promontories peninsulas
menial unskilled
counterpane a bedspread
scimitars a curved, single-edged sword
temporized to act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision
denounce condemn
jook a roadside or rural establishment offering liquor, dancing, and often gambling and prostitution
emanations that which is sent forth
transients homeless persons who travel from place to place
dyke an embankment of earth and rock built to prevent floods
phosphorescent emission of light without burning or by very slow burning without appreciable heat
droves flocks
homage respect
defilement ruining
peevish cranky
oblique slanting
seraphs celestial beings having three pairs of wings
fracas quarrel
shanties roughly built shacks
bas-relief sculpture
insensate numb
deity god
transmutation change
cherubim angel
loping jogging
wanton immoral
deftly skillfully
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