Miss Julie Glossary

Miss Julie Glossary

barn

a large farm building used for storing grain, hay, or straw or for housing livestock

bashful

shy

brew

make beer

caress

touch or stroke gently or lovingly

condescend

show feelings of superiority

courteous

polite, respectful, or considerate in manner

entice

attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

fancy

elaborate in structure or decoration

gallant

giving special attention and respect to women

gentry

people of good social position, specifically in the UK the class of people next below the nobility in position and birth

hearth

the floor of a fireplace

impudent

not showing due respect for another person

inferior

lower in rank, status, or quality

infernal

relating to, or characteristic of hell or the underworld

odds

the chances or likelihood of something happening or being the case

pensive

engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought

refined

elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste

revel

engage in lively and noisy festivities, esp. those which involve drinking and dancing

smithereens

small pieces

snatch

quickly seize something in a rude or eager way

whim

a sudden desire or change of mind, esp. one that is unusual or unexplained

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