A Raisin in the Sun: raisin in the sun Vocab Flashcards


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erratic(adj) erratically (v)

uneven or irregular pattern; highly unpredictable

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indictment(n)

a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime; something that illustrates a system is corrupt and deserves to be condemmed

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indifferent(adj) indifferently(adv) indifference(n)

having no particular interest or concern in the outcome of a situation; apathetic and uncaring

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conspicuous(adj) conspicuously(adv)

standing out so as to be clearly visible; attracting notice or attention

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permeate(v)

spread throughout; pervade, penetrate, or infiltrate

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unobtrusive(adj) unobtrusively(adv)

modest, unassuming; not attracting attention

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furtively(adv)

sneaky, secretive, sly or underhanded

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futile(adj) futility(n)

unable to produce a useful or fruitful result; worthless, pointless

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assimilationism(n) assimilationist(n)

process of becoming similar to something else; absorption and integration of culture, people. or ideas

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raucous(adj) raucously(adv)

making disturbingly loud noise; screeching sharp, or strident

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ornate(adj) ornately(adv)

embellished, ornamented; made in a intricate way and decorated with complex patterns

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shrewd(adj) shrewdly(adv)

clever, observant, cunning or calculating

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enraptured(adj) enrapturement(n)

to be enchanted, charmed, or captivated by something or someone

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jubilant(adj) jubliance(n) jubilanty(adv)

feeling or expressing great happiness or triumph; exuberant, euphoric, or gleeful

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rebuff(v) rebuff(n)

reject someone or something in an ungracious manner

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amiable(adj) amiably(adv)

having or displaying a friendly and pleasant deposition

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deplore(v)

to feel or express story disapproval towards someone or something

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facetious(adj) facetiously(adv) facetiousness(n)

treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; sarcastic mischievous, amusing

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ridicule(v) ridicule(n)

to subject someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior; to criticize, deride, mock

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plaintive(adj) plaintively(adv)

mournful pathetic, melancholic and desolate

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nonplussed(adj)

surprised, confused, and disoriented to such an extent that an individual is unsure how to react

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mirage(n)

something that appears to be real but in fact is not so; fantasy, delusion, misconception

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flippancy(n) flippant(adj)

casualness; without seriousness or respect

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despise(v)

to feel contempt and hatred for something; l athe, detest

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precarious(adj) precariously(adv)

dangerously likely to fall; uncertain or dependent on chance