Kaffir Boy Vocab Pages 1-53

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Section 1

Question Answer
DissuadeTo deter; to put off or discourage
Mulattoan offensive term for somebody who has both black and white ancestors
ArchipelagosA group or chain of islands
ThrongsA large crowd or people or objects
RepressionBeing kept down by force
Tallowsubstance made from vegetable matter
Chamber Potcontainer used as toilet
Disembodiedcoming from somebody who cannot be seen
Truncheonpolice officer's stick
PandemoniumChaos; noisy confused place
CrescendoGradually getting louder
ImpregnableImpossible to break into
ImminentAbout to occur
Contritefeeling regret of sorrow for one's sins or offenses
indelibleimpossible to remove of after
forebodeto predict
innatepresent from birth
emaciatedvery thin
insubordinationdisobedient or rebellious towards someone of higher ranking

Section 2

Question Answer
evangelistsa protestant minister or layperson who serves as an itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist
Crypticmysterious in meaning;puzzling;ambiguous
Pompouslycharacterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance
covenantan agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified
Gloatedto look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction
transgressionsto violate a law, command, moral code
insolencecontemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech
Revereregard with respect tinged with awe
Ascensionthe bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven
Denunciationsan accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal
blatantoffensively noisy or loud
relegateto send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition
copiouslyexhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words
huge abundance, a lot, big amounts
dodderingtrembling, as from old age; tottering
talonsa claw, especially of a bird or prey
sorcerypractices, or spells or a person to exercise supernatural powers
lamentedmourned for, as a person who is dead
litanya ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer
grappleto seize another, or each other, in a firm grip, as in wrestling;clinch
gamutthe entire scale or range
sagacityacuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgement
stoicismconduct conforming to the precepts of the stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain
Gregariousnessfond of the company of others; sociable
misanthropyhatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind
braziera metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room
feceswaste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus
oglingto look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently
maniacalof or pertaining to mania or a maniac
cesspoola cistern, well, or pit for retaining the sediment of a drain or for receiving the sewage from a house
talismananything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.
quagmiresanything soft or flabby
docileeasily managed or handled
milieusurroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature
craggyrugged; harsh; rough
ablutiona cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual