Vocabulary 1

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Dead Man's Path and ch 1-6

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...Okonkwo of Umuofia arrived at Mbaino as the proud and imperious EMISSARY of war, he was treated with great honor... a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative
...the fear of evil and CAPRICIOUS gods and of magic... given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
...causing his father great anxiety for his INCIPIENT laziness. in a beginning stage.
But he was struck [...] by Okonkwo's BRUSQUENESS in dealing with less successful men. abrupt or offhand in speech or manor.
...kites appeared from different directions and hovered over the burning field in silent VALEDICTION. the action of saying farewell.
He would stamp out the DISQUIETING signs of laziness... inducing feelings of anxiety or worry.
The personal DYNAMISM [...] would be far too great for the human race. the quality of being characterised by vigorous activity and progress.
... where the ant holds his court in SPLENDOR... magnificent and splendid appearance.
... which had been stretched TAUT with excitement... stretched or pulled tight.
...Nwoye would FEIGN annoyance... pretend to be affected by.
denigration the saying of something very critical and often unfair about someone
eradicate to destroy completely
pivotal vitally important; critical
propitiate to make someone pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired
superannuated old and therefore no longer very effective or useful
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