A Raisin in the Sun Vocab

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  1. exasperated
    to be irritated intensely; to infuriate
  2. Doggedly
    showing persistence; stubbornness
  3. furtively
    doing something in a secretive manner
  4. futile
    pointless; useless
  5. Vindicate
    to show or prove to be right, reasonable or justified
  6. Bastion
    an institution, place or person strongly defending or upholding a particular principle; a stronghold
  7. Insinuate
    to suggest or hint in an indirect way
  8. Quizzical
    indicating mild or amused puzzlement
  9. Assimilationist
    a person who advocates or participates in racial or cultural integration
  10. scrutinize
    to examine or inspect closely and thoroughly
  11. prometheus
    a mythical character (Titan) who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the humans
  12. Plaintively
    said in a sad or mournful way
  13. Incredulity
    the state of being unwilling or unable to believe something
  14. Facetious
    treating serious issues with deliberate inappropriate humor
  15. Flippancy
    lack of respect or seriousness
  16. Eccentricity
    quality of being unconventional or slightly strange
  17. Retrogression
    the process of returning to an earlier state, typically a worse one
  18. Reverie
    a dreamlike state; being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts
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A Raisin in the Sun Vocab
2013-04-23 05:04:31

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