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Vocabulary

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We are going to establish our own list of vocabulary words from Inherit the Wind. Make sure when you list a word that you also define the word, list part of speech, find synonyms, and create a sentence that uses the word properly.

 

Extradite:to give up to another state, nation, or authority R.M.

 

Agape: (adjective) having your mouth wide open: His mouth stood agape, awed by the creature staring him in the eye. - M. D.

 

Heathen:K.N. people or nation that does not acknowledge the God of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. Q.B.

 

Cynical:Q.B.

 

Flivver:Q.B.

"Fervor";(noun) "Intestiny of felling or expression and cheering,or intense heat," synonym for fervor is passion. The arrival of Mr.Brady created a fervor among the people of Hillsboro.(K.C.)(Webster Dictionary)

Paunchy-T.M.

Patriarch-T.M.

 

Dogma-A.C.

Venireman-J.D.M

Superfluous- J.D.M- being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. J.D.M.

cabinetmaker- J.D.M.-a pair of suspenders for trousers. J.D.M.

galluses-J.R.- a pair of suspenders for trousers. J.D.M.

venireman-D.R-a person asked to jury

 

distraught-S.W.-distracted, deeply agitated

 

treacherous- C.F.–adjective-unstable or insecure, as footing.

 

bigoted- utterly intolerant of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own. G.A.S

 

demeanor- conduct; behavior; deportment. P.S.

 

Bewilder- to confuse somebody; (verb transitive) Rachel got so bewildered in the moment when being

questioned. (KC)

 

Perdition-A state of final spiritaul ruin; loss of soul; damnation. KY.S

 

Unorthodox-Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox. Pat S.

 

imbecilities- great stupidity or foolishness -S.W.

fatuity- something foolish- S.W.

layman- J.D.M.-a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity. J.D.M.

 

Legislation- the act of making or enacting laws. P.S.

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