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NPitW Chpts 1-4

Brenham Eng III NPitW Chapters 1-4

TermDefinition
mohair a fabric made of yarn from an Angora goat
docile easily managed or handled
improvident lacking foresight; neglecting to plan for future needs
disheveled untidy; disarranged
brusque abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
speakeasy a saloon or nightclub selling alcohol during prohabition
nuisance an obnoxious or annoying person or thing
arpeggio the sounding of a note of a chord in rapid succession instead of one at a time
absurdity the state or quality of being senseless, illogical or untrue
ravine a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water
cesspool a cistern, well, or pit for retaining the sediment of a drain or receiving the sewage from a house.
ramshackle loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky
ravenous extremely hungry
contemptuously showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful
capricious subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic
brazen shameless
jaunt a short journey
begrudged to envy or resent the pleasure of good fortune of someone
adjoining being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering
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