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A Raisin in the Sun: Vocabulary

The first vocabulary quiz will be this Friday, April 4. The words are below. Click here to download the PDF.

Act I Scene i vocab quiz for A Raisin in the Sun

1.     Doggedly: stubbornly 

2.     exasperated: annoyed; irritated; fed up

3.     furtively: done secretly

4.     futile: useless

5.     permeated: spread throughout; diffused

6.     pretenses: false appearances or reasons

7.     raucous: harsh sounding; loud

8.     rousing: vigorous; intense

9.     stupor: a daze; mental unawareness

10.   tentatively: cleared of accusation; blame, suspicion or doubt

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

12.   undistinguished: common; nothing special

13.   vain: futile; failing to achieve the desired result

14.   vengeance: with violence or fury

15.   vindicated: justified; proven right 

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