Friendly; without disagreement or rancor.
Referring to the historical period in the American south before the Civil War; literally meaning 'before war'.
A type of thick steak, cut from the tenderloin.
A stand-alone piece of furniture in which one hangs clothes; a wardrobe.
Another name for corn bread; a type of sweet bread containing corn.
A chemical that strips the leaves from plants and trees.
Characterized by careful, appreciative tasting of food.
A small shoot from an edible type of fern. Its name comes from its resemblance to the curled top of a fiddle.
An expression of disgust or outrage.
Good manners, behavior, and appearance; social superiority.
A popular southern dish, made of ground corn, whole milk, and cheese.
Doing well, being successful.
Slang term for a light-skinned black child.
Lacking vigor; uninteresting.
Slang term for sexual activity.
When spoken by Minny or Aibileen, this word means "Lord"; used to express great emotion.
Long trailing vines; they grow in tangled bunches on trees.
A smooth, plan fabric, often used for ball gowns.