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Houseboy Vocab. p9-19. benefactor. a person who supports or helps a person, institution, etc, especially by giving money; patron . sacristy. an apartment or building connected with a church, in which the sacred vessels or vestments are kept. . Ndjem.

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Houseboy Vocab

p9-19


benefactor

  • a person who supports or helps a person, institution, etc, especially by giving money; patron


sacristy

  • an apartment or building connected with a church, in which the sacred vessels or vestments are kept.


Ndjem

  • an ethnic group inhabiting the rain forest zone of southern Cameroon and northern Republic of the Congo. The majority of Njyem are subsistence farmers.


assegai

  • the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa.


glutton

  • a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously.


scabies

  • a contagious skin disease occurring especially in sheep and cattle and also in humans, caused by the itch mite, which burrows under the skin.


mortars

  • a bowl of hard-shaped material in which substances are pounded or ground.


grudge

  • a feeling of ill will or resentment


crestfallen

  • dejected; dispirited; discouraged.


paten

  • a metal plate on which the bread is placed in the celebration of the Eucharist.


polygamous

  • the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time


catechists

  • a person appointed to instruct others in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism


pulpy

  • having a soft or soggy consistency; fleshy


cassock

  • an ankle-length garment, usually black, worn by priests and choristers


hulking

  • a bulky or ungainly person, object, or mass; clumsy


feinted

  • a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack


constable

  • an officer of the peace, having police and minor judicial functions, usually in a small town, rural district, etc.


orderlies

  • hospital attendants having general, non-medical duties


redoubled

  • to go back over; to make twice as great


veranda

  • large, open porch, usually roofed and partly enclosed


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