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Raisin Vocab Act 1

QUIZ: Monday, May 11

Doggedly: stubbornly 

exasperated: annoyed; irritated; fed up 

furtively: done secretly 

futile: useless 

rousing: vigorous; intense 

tentatively: cleared of accusation; blame, suspicion or doubt 

tyrant: ruler who exercises power in a harsh, cruel manner 

vain: futile; failing to achieve the desired result 

vengeance: with violence or fury 

vindicated: justified; proven right 

assimilationist: advocate of blending in with the culture 

bastion: strong, secure stronghold 

beseechingly: in a begging or pleading manner 

forlornly: looking pitiful, desperate or hopeless 

haphazardly: without care; characterized by chance 

inappropriately: unsuitably; improperly 

insinuatingly: with more meaning than the spoken word 

raptly: in a deeply engaged manner 

recitation: reciting a memorized speech 

suppress: to keep secret

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