From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: From The Mixed-up Files Chapters 3-4 Flashcards


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extravagant

lacking restraint in spending money

2

cheapskate

a stingy person

3

accumulation

collection; gathering

4

carbon dioxide

a colorless, odorless gas

5

mimicked

imitate especially to entertain or ridicule someone

6

inconspicuous

not clearly visible or attracting attention

7

veto

a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body

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tyrannical

exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way

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delighted

feeling or showing great pleasure

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scatter

throw in various random directions

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important

of great significance or value

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sarcophagus

a stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece

13

mystery

something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain

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slight

small in degree; inconsiderable

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officials

a person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department

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tapestry

a piece of thick textile fabric with pictures or designs formed by weaving colored weft threads or by embroidering on canvas, used as a wall hanging or furniture covering.

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visitor

a person visiting a person or place, especially socially or as a tourist.

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danger

the possibility of suffering harm or injury

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janitor

a person employed as a caretaker of a building; a custodian

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urn

a vessel that is typically an ornamental vase on a pedestal and that is used for various purposes (such as preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation)

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drape

to cover or adorn with or as if with folds of cloth

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wringing

to squeeze or twist, especially so as to make dry or to extract moisture or liquid