Glass Castle Vocab Part 2

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  1. devout
    committed to divine worship or service; pious; religious
  2. adobe
    sun-dried brick made of clay and straw, in common use in countries having little rainfall
  3. mantilla
    a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
  4. communicants
    a person who partakes or is entitled to partake of the Eucharist; a member of a church.
  5. hedonist
    a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification
  6. pilfering
    to steal, especially in small quantities
  7. ingenious
    characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
  8. felonious
    pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a serious crime
  9. qualms
    an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction
  10. cantankerous
    disagreeable to deal with, contentious, peevish
  11. dilapidated
    reduced to of fallen in to partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect
  12. vermin
    noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, especially those of small size that appear commonly or are difficult to control like fleas, lice, bedbugs, or cockroaches
  13. charismatic
    having the characteristic of a spiritual or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people
  14. caprice
    a sudden or unpredictable change as in one’s mind or the weather
  15. magnum
    a large wine bottle having the capacity of two ordinary wine bottles
  16. chaos
    a state of utter confusion or disorder
  17. henchmen
    an unscrupulous and ruthless subordinate, especially a criminal
  18. malicious
    full of or characterized by ill will and spite
  19. polecat
    a European mammal, Mustela putorius,  of the weasel family, having a blackish fur and ejecting a fetid fluid when attacked or disturbed

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