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Bindle
[slang] a bundle, as of bedding, carried by a hobo
Jack
[slang] money
morosely
Gloomy
pantomime
communication using gestures
droned
to speak in a monotonous tone
contemplated
to consider carefully
swamper
handyman; someone who performs odd jobs—such as cleaning. Refers to the character Candy
tick
mattress covering
stable buck
a stable is a building where horses are kept. A buck, in this case, is a derogatory word for a black man. A stable buck, then, would be a black man who works in a stable.
Skinner
a mule driver
Cesspool
a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
Ominously
menacing or threatening
Pugnacious
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight
Derogatory
expressive of a low opinion
Mollified
to sooth in temper; soften
Derision
ridicule; scorn
Reprehensible
deserving censure or condemnation.
Reverence
an act of showing respect
Fawning
Attempt to win favor by flattery
Apprehension
fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future
Indignation
Anger aroused by something unjust
Crestfallen
brought in low spirit
Woe
Misery brought from affliction
Writhed
Twisting and turning in pain
Belligerently
warlike; giving to waging war
Monotonous
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
Motif
subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature.
Theme
A topic or lesson in a story
Idiom
A phrase that is a figure of speech; words that mean something different from the literal definition
Infer
deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
Imply
strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated).
Dialect
a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
Novella
a short novel
Irony
When what occurs is significantly different from what was thought to occur
Imagery
Using descriptions and figures of speech to create a mental image
Conflict
A struggle between two or more opposing forces
Onomatopoeia
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
Foreshadowing
A warning or indication of (a future event).
Characterization
The process by which an author reveals the personality of a character;
Directcharacterization
tells the reader exactly what the personality of the character is.
IndirectCharacterization
The author uses the speech, thoughts, actions, appearance, and effect on others to reveal the personality of the character.
Symbolism
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
Protagonist
the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text
Personification
Giving Human like characteristics to non-human things