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  1. Chapter 1 - Vocabulary • parable-short story that illustrates a moral attitude or religious principle • pulque[pool-kee]-thick fermented beverage made from the agave[uh-gah-vee] plant • avarice[av-er-is] – extreme greed • Indigent[in-di-juhnt]– poor; needy; impoverished

  2. Chapter 2 - Vocabulary • Estuary [es-choo-er-ee]– the wide lower part of a river where its current meets the tides • Hummock [huhm-uhk]–a low mound or ridge of earth • incandescence [in-kuhn-des-uhns]- noun - the light emitted from an object - a high degree of light, emotion, or brilliance (intellect) • bulwark [bool-werk]– a wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; something serving as a defense or safeguard • Poultice [pohl-tis]- a warm, soft mass (of something- in this case, seaweed) applied to soothe inflammation

  3. Chapter 3 - Vocabulary • Lucent [loo-suhnt]– giving off light • subjugation[suhb-juh-gey-shuhn] – being under complete control • dissembling – lying; hiding the true nature of • cozen[kuhz-uhn]– to cheat; deceive