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The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Vocabulary

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vocabulary words from both The Grapes of Wrath and The Battle Hymn of the Republic

1.) Republic: a group of people working as equals in the same sphere or field; a political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president.
 
2.) Transfigure: to exalt or glorify.
 
3.) Government Camp: a migrant camp run by the government that has running water and toilets. The migrant people also govern themselves and the camp is off-limits for police without warrants.
 
4.) Jalopy: an old, dilapidaded motor vehicle, sepecially an automobile.
 

5.) Voluptuous: giving, characterized by, or suggesting ample, unrestrained pleasure to the senses.

6.) Listless: lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort.

7.) Dungarees: sheaf trousers or overalls made of denim fabric.

8.) Beseech: to request earnestly; beg for.

9.) Saunter: to walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.

10.) Quid: a cut, as of chewing tobacco.

11.) Bayonet: a blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and used as a weapon in close combat.

12.) Cantankerous: ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable.

13.) Dote: to show excessive fondness or love.

14.) Deft: quick and skillful; adroit.

15.) Paradox: a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true.

16.) Flaxen: having the pale grayinsh-yellow color of flax fiber.

17.) Mongrel: a cross between different breeds, groups, or varieties, especially a mixture that is or appears to be incongruous.

18.) Chump: a stupid or foolish person; a dolt.

19.) Trudge: to walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way; plod

20.) Succour: assistance in time of distress; relief

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