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affirmation
the assertion that something exists or is true
agitation
to move or force into violent, irregular action
Alaiyo
Asagais nickname for Beneatha
anguish
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
assimilation
to take in and incorporate as one's own
beseech
to beg urgently
bourgeois
a member of the middle class
Buckingham Palace
a residence of the British sovereigns since 1837, in London, England
buckskin
skin of deer or buck
cashmere
the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat
chauffeur
a person employed to drive a private automobile or limousine for the owner
Clybourne Park Improvement Association
welcoming committee from the new neighborhood
Colonialism
the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people
conspicious
easily seen or noticed
coquette
a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection
"cracker"
white people
deliberate
carefully weighed or considered
despair
loss of hope
disheveled
to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing
doggedly
persistent in effort
dusky
somewhat dark
eccentricity
an oddity or peculiarity, as of conduct
Eggleston
Mama's maiden name
elaborate
worked out with great care and nicety of detail
epitaph
a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site
exasperation
an act of irritating or provoking to a high degree
exuberant
effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic
facetious
not meant to be taken seriously or literally
feverish
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever
Flaming Spear
African Warrior Name Walter gives himself
flippancy
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness
forlorn
desolate or dreary
fraternity
a local or national organization of male students, primarily for social purposes, usually with secret initiation and rites and a name composed of two or three Greek letters
futile
incapable of producing any result
gait
a manner of walking, stepping, or running
gall
impudence
gourd
the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants
homey
someone who lives in your neighborhood
hysteria
an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc.
incredulity
the quality or state of being incredulous
indignant
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base
Jefferson
Walter's imaginary gardener
jubilance
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base
ludicrous
causing laughter because of absurdity
malicious
full of, characterized by, or showing malice
monologue
a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker
mope
to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy
"nigger"
a black person
NAACP
National Assosciation for Advancement of colored
negotiate
to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
ofay kids
rich white kids
ominous
portending evil or harm
peaked
having a peak
penicillin
any of several antibiotics of low toxicity, produced naturally by molds of the genus Penicillium and also semisynthetically, having a bactericidal action on many susceptible Gram-positive or Gram-negative cocci and bacilli, some also being effective against certain spirochetes
prejudice
an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason
profound
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge
Prometheus
a Titan, the father of Deucalion and brother of Atlas and Epimetheus, who taught humankind various arts and was sometimes said to have shaped humans out of clay and endowed them with the spark of life. For having stolen fire from Olympus and given it to humankind in defiance of Zeus, he was chained to a rock where an eagle daily tore at his liver, until he was finally released by Hercules
puny
of less than normal size and strength
raucous
harsh
quizzical
odd, queer, or comical
ofay kids
rich white kids
ominous
portending evil or harm
peaked
having a peak
penicillin
any of several antibiotics of low toxicity, produced naturally by molds of the genus Penicillium and also semisynthetically, having a bactericidal action on many susceptible Gram-positive or Gram-negative cocci and bacilli, some also being effective against certain spirochetes
prejudice
an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason
profound
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge
Prometheus
a Titan, the father of Deucalion and brother of Atlas and Epimetheus, who taught humankind various arts and was sometimes said to have shaped humans out of clay and endowed them with the spark of life. For having stolen fire from Olympus and given it to humankind in defiance of Zeus, he was chained to a rock where an eagle daily tore at his liver, until he was finally released by Hercules
puny
of less than normal size and strength
raucous
harsh
quizzical
odd, queer, or comical
refrain
to abstain from an impulse to say or do something
replenish
to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc
revelation
the act of revealing or disclosing
rigidity
stiff or unyielding
Rufus
Kid who has sledding accident
saucy
impertinent
Scarlett O'Hara
Gone with the Wind heroine
scrutinize
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention
sobriety
the state or quality of being sober
Songhay
An ancient empire of western Africa in present-day Mali
Thirty Pieces
important blood money, pay to betray your best friend
tweed
a coarse wool cloth in a variety of weaves and colors, either hand-spun and handwoven in Scotland or reproduced, often by machine, elsewhere
tyranny
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power
vengeance
infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person
vicious
addicted to or characterized by vice
wrought
exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something
Yoruba
a member of a numerous West African coastal people