Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Glossary

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Glossary

belch

emit gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth

burro

a small donkey used as a pack animal

chore

a routine task, esp. a household one

clumsy

awkward in movement or in handling things

crease

a line or ridge produced on paper or cloth by folding, pressing, or crushing it

creek

a stream, brook, or minor tributary of a river

divine

devoted to God, sacred

floozie

whore

gauze

a transparent haze

holler

give a loud shout or cry

hollow

having a hole or empty space inside

husky

sounding low-pitched and slightly hoarse

incense

a gum, spice, or other substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces

laundromat

an establishment with coin-operated washing machines and dryers for public use

lenient

permissive, merciful, or tolerant

newlywed

a recently married person

pickup

a small truck with an enclosed cab and open back

repentance

remorse

rinse

temporarily tinting the hair

rival

a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity

salvage

rescue from loss

speckled

flecked or spotted

teensy

tiny, a little bit

telenovela

a television soap opera

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