Glass Castle Vocab Part 3

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  1. Bituminous
    Resembling or containing any of various natural substances like in coal
  2. Conferred
    To consult together, compare opinions
  3. Inconspicuous
    Not noticeable or prominent
  4. Skewed
    To turn aside or swerve
  5. Caryatid
    A sculpted female figure used as a column
  6. Retort
    Reply to, usually in a retaliatory way
  7. Solicit
    The act of asking for something to be given or done, especially as a favor or courtesy; petition
  8. Noblesse oblige
    The moral obligation of those of high birth, powerful social status, etc., to act with honor, kindness, and generosity
  9. Deference
    Respectful submission or yielding to the judgement, opinion, or will of another
  10. Parquet
    Any of numerous small, slender long-tailed parrots
  11. Bodega
    A grocery store or a wine store
  12. Muckracking
    To search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal or the like, especially in politics
  13. Gadfly
    Any of various flies that bite or annoy domesticated animals
  14. Gaunt
    Extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness, or torture
  15. Exposes
    To lay open to danger, attack, or harm
  16. Entrepreneur
    A person who organizes and manage any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk
  17. Sporadically
    Appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional
  18. Fedora
    A soft felt hat with a curled brim worn worth the crown creased lengthwise
  19. Gypsum
    A very common mineral, hydrated calcium sulfate

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