Vocab

Page 1-Gradient- I think it means temperament because it's used to describe Jakes "nonexistent emotional gradient." Definition:the degree of inclination, or the rate of ascent or descentina highway, railroad, etc.


Page.572-abject- I think it means, abstract, because it sounds close to it. Definition: utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched


pg.722-Montgomery- I think it's a city, because it's referring to a warehouse. Definition:
a city in central Alabama, on the Alabama River: state capital;capital of the Confederacy (1861). Pop: 200 123 (2003 est)

pg. 33- Greenfront- I think it's slang for unemployment agency, because one of the men say he got a yellow card from the green front, so give me a buck. Definition: *No definition, probably slang.*

pg.248- Obdurate- I think it means, does not want to be changed, because Jake says the past does not want to be changed. Definition: 
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn;unyielding.

pg.308- Cri De Coeur- I think it's a complementary term, because it seems to be a compliment towards an authors writing. Definition: anguished cry of distress or indignation; outcry.

pg.123- Talcum- I think it's a powdery substance, because, after touching it, Jake wants to rub it off his hand. Definition: powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes.

pg. 804- Swastika- I think it's the Nazi symbol, because Jake refers to a Nazi Swastika. Definition: figure used as a symbol or an ornament in the Old Worldand in America since prehistoric times, consisting of a crosswith arms of equal length, each arm having a continuationat right angles.


pg. 816- Fundamentalism- I think it's a political term, because it refers to a president. Definition: 
movement in AmericanProtestantism that arose in the early part of the 20thcentury in reaction to modernism and that stresses theinfallibility of the Bible not only in matters of faith andmorals but also as a literal historical record, holding asessential to Christian faith belief in such doctrines as thecreation of the world, the virgin birth, physical resurrection,atonement by the sacrificial death of Christ, and the SecondComing.

pg. 217 Gypsum-I think it means a mill, because, it refers to a Mill. Definition: very common mineral, hydrated calcium sulfate, CaSO 4 ⋅2H 2O, occurring in crystals and in masses, soft enough to bescratched by the fingernail: used to make plaster of Paris, as anornamental material, as a fertilizer, etc.

pg. 219 Conveyances- I think it's a bar, considering it's public, and it seems to be a local central for get togethers. Defenition: means of transporting, especially a vehicle, as a bus,airplane, or automobile.

pg. 267 Sunliner- Jake says it's a car. Definition: A convertible form the 50's and 60's.

pg. 101 Gleamed- I think it's a glare, because in it's context of the book, it's used to describe the glare of a coin. Definition:a flash or beam of light.


pg.540 Sharpie- Since Jakes talking about paying someone, and he's in a store, I think it's a store owner. Definition: Slang term, refers to store owner.


pg. 541 Harmonic- Since he's talking about a chime, I think it means noise. Definition: Physical term describing the vibration in segmentsof a sound-producing body


pg. 563 Midsection- I think it's middle of the body, because when it's brought up it's referring to the stomach. Definition: build part of the body.


pg. 563 Hassock- I think it's a furniture, because someones sitting on it. Definition:a thick, firm cushion used as a footstool or for kneeling.


pg. 571 Spontaneous- I think it means right away, because it's used in the context of shock. Definition:coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency;without effort or premeditation; natural and unconstrained;unplanned


pg. 629 Proposition- It probably means, offer, because it's used in the context of business. Definition:the act of offering or suggesting something to beconsidered, accepted, adopted, or done.


pg.629 Jowls- I think it's a piece of clothing, because a person is referring to their clothing. Definition: a jaw, especially the lower jaw.

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