Glass Castle Vocab Part 1

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  1. ergo
    therefore
  2. mediocre
    of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad;barely adequate
  3. garnets
    any of a group of hard, vitreous minerals, silicates of calcium, magnesium, iron, or manganese with aluminum or iron, varying in color: a deep-red transparent variety is used as a gem and as an abrasive.
  4. obsidian
    a volcanic glass similar in composition to granite, usually dark buttransparent in thin pieces, and having a good conchoidal fracture
  5. shanghai
    to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs.
  6. hex
    spell; charm
  7. skivvies
    underwear consisting of cotton T-shirt and shorts
  8. palatial
    noble, regal, grand, imposing
  9. armoire
    a large wardrobe or moveable cupboard with doors and shelves
  10. foragers
    people who seek or obtain food
  11. goiters
    an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of theneck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion,especially hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet
  12. nonchalant
    coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual
  13. adversity
    a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress
  14. recriminations
    the act of counter charging
  15. sonar
    a method for locating and detecting object submerged in water by echolocation
  16. blasphemy
    impious uttering or action concerning God or sacred things
  17. pious
    having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or anearnest wish to fulfill religious obligations

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