Marching for Freedom 17-31 Flashcards


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1

Truancy

Noun

To be out of school without permission

He got in trouble for truancy

2

Demerit

Adjective

Mark on a record for doing something bad

He got a demerit for skipping school

3

Maimed

Verb

To be badly hurt

I was maimed by a vicious kitten

4

Incessant

Adjective

To go on and on, not stopping or letting go. Annoying.

My brother is totally incessant.

5

Misdemeanors

Noun Plural

Crime less serious that a felony

We have misdemeanors on our records.

6

Agitate

Verb

To make someone irritable

I like to agitate my mom.

7

Livelihood

Noun

What someone does for a living

My livelihood is playing with slime

8

Pleas

Noun Plural

An earnest request

Our pleas were not answered

9

Remarks

Noun Plural

A brief expressed opinion

I have remarks about a certain person

10

Diplomatically

Adverb

Doing or saying something nicely

I diplomatically said no to my mother

11

Defiance

Noun

Being resistant on purpose

Small children often show defiance

12

Solemn

Adjective

Serious, deeply sincere

At my funeral everyone was solemn

13

Disperse

Verb

Distribute over a wide area

They will disperse the dog's ashes

14

Indignity

Noun

Treatment or circumstance that causes someone to feel shame

He suffered indignity

15

Bystanders

Noun plural

To be present but not partake in an event

There were many bystanders at the march

16

Jeering

Verb present participle

Making rude or mocking comments loudly

Jeering is not a nice thing to do

17

Steeling

Verb present participle

Preparing oneself to do or face something difficult

Steeling is something I do before going to the dentist

18

Spewing

Verb present participle

To expel large quantities of something rapidly or forcefully

He was spewing mean words

19

Imploding

Verb present participle

To collapse inward

When slime dries out it seems like it is imploding

20

Posse

Noun

A group of men, typically armed, summoned by a sherriff to enforce law

My posse is on Broadway

21

Enveloped

Verb past tense

To wrap up, cover, or surround completely

I was enveloped by slime.

22

Searing

Adjective

Extremely hot or intense, can be used to describe a feeling or a style of cooking

My mom is searing as I am typing these note cards and playing with slime.

23

Subservient

Adjective

Prepared to obey others without questions

Slaves are subservient

24

Composed

Adjective

Having one's feelings or expression under control

I was composed when Mr. Mathews shamed me in front of my classmates for my handwriting.