Richard Wright's Black Boy

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  1. malinger
    avoid responsibilities and duties
  2. asafetida
    the brownish gum resin of various plants
  3. truncate
    make shorter as if by cutting off
  4. sonorously
    in a sonorous manner
  5. truncated
    cut short in duration
  6. subservience
    being something that is useful in carrying out a plan
  7. internecine
    within a group or organization
  8. doggerel
    a comic verse of irregular measure
  9. cryptic
    having a secret or hidden meaning
  10. copiously
    in an abundant manner
  11. palatial
    relating to or being a large and stately residence
  12. dissemble
    behave unnaturally or affectedly
  13. erstwhile
    belonging to some prior time
  14. feudalism
    the social system in which vassals were protected by lords
  15. obviate
    do away with
  16. surreptitiously
    in a secretive manner
  17. tawdry
    tastelessly showy
  18. eschew
    avoid and stay away from deliberately
  19. proletarian
    belonging to or characteristic of the working class
  20. sunder
    break apart or in two, using violence
  21. recrimination
    mutual accusations
  22. intangible
    incapable of being perceived by the senses, especially touch
  23. terse
    brief and to the point
  24. fascism
    a political theory advocating an authoritarian government
  25. emulate
    strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
  26. libation
    the act of pouring a liquid offering as a religious ceremony
  27. predilection
    a predisposition in favor of something
  28. incipient
    only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
  29. elicited
    called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
  30. travail
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  31. grapple
    work hard to come to terms with or deal with something
  32. florid
    elaborately or excessively ornamented
  33. languor
    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
  34. repugnant
    offensive to the mind
  35. oblique
    slanting or inclined in direction or course or position
  36. invective
    abusive language used to express blame or censure
  37. ideological
    of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group
  38. impetus
    a force that makes something happen
  39. elicit
    call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response
  40. impudent
    improperly forward or bold
  41. nominal
    relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
  42. bourgeois
    being of the property-owning class
  43. solicitude
    a feeling of excessive concern
  44. anarchy
    a state of lawlessness and disorder
  45. succumb
    consent reluctantly
  46. aesthetic
    characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  47. cynical
    believing the worst of human nature and motives
  48. inherent
    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  49. pal
    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
  50. boon
    something that is desirable, favorable, or beneficial
  51. injunction
    a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something
  52. breech
    opening in the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
  53. insurgent
    in opposition to a civil authority or government
  54. infinite
    having no limits or boundaries in time or space
  55. tent
    a portable shelter

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