Vocabulary words from Langston Hughes' poetry

Here are a few words that your students might find trick from the following poems by Langston Hughes: "April Rain Song," "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Harlem," and "Theme for English B."

Activities for this list:

definitions & notes only words
  1. bosom
  2. crust
    a hard outer layer that covers something
  3. defer
    yield to another's wish or opinion
  4. dusky
    lighted by or as if by twilight
  5. fester
    ripen and generate pus
  6. liquid
    fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
  7. loll
    be lazy or idle
  8. syrupy
    overly sweet

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