Our Sister Killjoy Glossary

Our Sister Killjoy Glossary

apprentice

a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages

Aruba

an island in the Caribbean Sea, close to the Venezuelan coast

billow

a large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam

burst out

exclaim

constellation

a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure

dawn

the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise

fufu

dough made from boiled and ground plantain or cassava, used as a staple food in parts of western and central Africa

good-for-nothing

a worthless person

hearth

used as a symbol of one's home

incarnation

a person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality

libation

a drink poured out as an offering to a deity

moderation

the avoidance of excess or extremes

obey

comply with the command, direction, or request

posterity

all future generations of people

priestess

a female priest of a non-Christian religion

puberty

the period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction

sacred

connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration

seer

a person who is supposed to be able, through supernatural insight, to see what the future holds

serene

calm, peaceful, and untroubled

sturdy

strongly and solidly built

thump

move forcefully, noisily, or decisively

watery

of a person's eyes full of or running with tears

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