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desolate
adj barren and abandoned
unshod
adj not having or wearing shoes or a shoe
maize
n corn; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears
laboriously
adv with difficulty
aparthied
i. an official policy of recial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination
ii. a policy or practice of separating or segregating groups
afrikaans
n a language that developed from 17th century Dutch and is an official language of South Africa
kloof
n a canyon or ravine
veld
n African grasslands; any of the open grazing areas of southern Africa
Zulu
i. a member of a Bantu people of southeast Africa, primarily inhabiting northeast Natal province in South Africa;
ii. the Nguni language of this people, closely related to Xhosa
tixo
n great spirit or God
umfundisi
n pastor
bracken
n a widespread, often weedy fern having large, triangular, compound fronds and often forming dense thickets
forlorn
appering sad or lonely because deserted or abandoned
arum
n any plant that has small enclosed flowers
dell
a small secluded wooden valley
wattle
n a construction of poles intertwined with twigs, reeds, or branches, used for walls, fences, and roofs
squatter
n one who settles on unoccupied land withoug legal claim
agapanthus
n african lily with violet funnel-shaped flowers
ponder
v to reflect, consider or think deeply with thoroughness and care
hooligan
n a member of a street gang
dongas
n erosion channels, steep banked ravines
kaffir
adj a derogatory afrikaans term for any dark-skinned person
robot
n trafic signal
habitations
n dwelling or living places
constraint
n holding back of feelings
warder
n a prison guard
cunning
adj artful subtleness and deceptiveness
contrive
v to plan with cleverness or ingenuity, to scheme
dwindle
to become gradually less until little remains
vagabound
n a person without a permanent home who moves from place to plaec, wanderer
vestments
n a garment, especially robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state, ceremonial clerical clothing
transfigure
v to alter the outward appearance of, transform
symposium
n a meeting or conference for discussion of a topic, especially one which the participants form an audience and make presentations
hessian
n burlap, a strong coarsley woven cloth used to make bags
petrol
n gas