I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Vocab., Ch. 13-21 • Definitions and Parts of Speech
Morose (Adj) • DEF: Gloomy and ill-tempered • Morosely, Adv. • Moroseness, Noun
Infuse (Verb) • DEF: To fill with something
Tribulations (Noun) • DEF: Sufferings
Debutante (Noun) • DEF:A young woman entering society
Mote (Noun) • DEF: A very small particle; a speck
Inscrutable (Adj) • DEF: Difficult to understand. • Inscrutably, Adv. • Inscrutability, Noun
Jauntiness (Noun) • DEF: A buoyant and self-confident air. • Jaunty, Adj. • Jauntily, Adv.
Commensurate (Adj) • DEF: Of the same size or proportion
Masochists (Noun) • DEF: Those who enjoy being mistreated. • Masochism, Noun • Masochistic, Adj. • Masochistically, Adv.
Frivolity (Noun) • DEF: Silliness; being of little weight or importance. • Frivolous, Adj. • Frivolously, Adv.
Blasphemous (Adj) • DEF: Going against religion; speaking irreverently of a sacred being. • Blasphemy, Noun • Blasphemously, Adv.
Raucous (Adj) • DEF: Loud rough and harsh sounding • Raucously, Adv. • Raucousness, Noun
Condescension (Noun) • DEF: Acting in a patronizingly superior way. • To Condescend, Verb
Ecumenical (Adj) • DEF: Promoting unity (among religions) • Ecumenically, Adv.
Expeditious (Adj) • DEF: Done with speed and efficiency • Expeditiously, Adv. • Expeditiousness, Noun
Coherent (Adj) • DEF: Sticking together • Coherence, Noun • Coherently, Adv.