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The Crocodile and His Son. Mrs. Kercher Vocabulary Key. 1. manioc – an edible root vegetable A – peach S - cassava 2. polygamous - the practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially wife, at one time A – unmarried S – bigamy.

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The crocodile and his son

The Crocodile and His Son

Mrs. Kercher

Vocabulary Key


The crocodile and his son

1. manioc – an edible root vegetable

A – peach

S - cassava

2. polygamous - the practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially wife, at one time

A – unmarried

S – bigamy


The crocodile and his son

3. matriarchal - a woman who is the founder or dominant member of a community or group

A – patriarchal

S - motherly

4. anthropomorphic - ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity

A – object

S – anthropoid; humanoid


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5. dismal - causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy

A – bright, happy, positive

S – black, boring, depressed

6. sow - to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant

A – dig; harvest; reap

S – broadcast; propagate


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7. lest

a) for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution): He kept his notes by his side lest faulty memory lead him astray.

b)that (used after words expressing fear, danger, etc.): There was danger lest the plan become known.

8. fetish - any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion

A – normalcy; disrespect

S – fixation; desire


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9. unappeased – not satisfied; not quiet; not calm

A- calm; soothe

S – loud; unhappy

10. adorn - to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments

A – damage; deform

S – array; deck; trim


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11. cast – to throw; to calculate; to forecast

A – catch; keeping

S – hurl; pitch

12. shaman - (especially among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc.

A – priest

S – medicine man; healer


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13. ferment - any of a group of living organisms, as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, that cause fermentation

A – rest

S – enzyme; leaven; simmer

14. taboo - prohibited or excluded from use or practice

A – acceptable; allowed

S – banned; disapproved; frowned on


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15. pesky - annoyingly troublesome

A – pleasing

S – irksome; mean


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