The Purple Hibiscus

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  1. pilgrimage
    a journey to a sacred place
  2. presumptuous
    going beyond what is appropriate, permitted, or courteous
  3. intercede
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  4. traditionalist
    one who adheres to time-honored views
  5. compound
    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  6. embossed
    embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
  7. flaccid
    drooping without elasticity
  8. desecrate
    violate the sacred character of a place or language
  9. flippant
    showing inappropriate levity
  10. discernment
    the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  11. lilt
    a jaunty rhythm in music
  12. Igbo
    a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria
  13. heathen
    a person who does not acknowledge your god
  14. verandah
    a porch along the outside of a building

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