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transistor
a compact electronic device that controls the flow of current
tyranny
cruel and unjust use of power
retrace
to go back over again
jostle
to push, as in a crowd
penetrate
to understand; to affect deeply
forceps
small pincers for grasping or pulling
pamphlets
a thin unbound booklet often on some topic of current interest
injustice
unfairness
monotony
having no variety
perspiration
sweat
complements
that which perfects
chain mail
clothing loosely woven of thin metal, worn under a knight's armor
complicate
to make or become difficult
specialize
to concentrate on a special branch of study or work
appreciation
grateful recognition
tycoon
a powerful and rich person
stowaway
one who hides aboard a ship, plane, or bus to get free passage
temptation
something inviting and attractice
Neanderthal
a form of early man of the Stone Age
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler
Section 1 Vocabulary