Week 5: Vocabulary

by Meaghan Doyle

albinos

an organism exhibiting deficient pigmentation

amorphous

having no definite form : shapeless

archetypes

the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies

chaise

a long reclining chair

climacteric

critical, approved crucial

coyote

A person who smuggles immigrants into America and they come from any given country for a small fee to cross into the United States

flacking

providing publicity

garb

outward form

jig

black (usually offensive)

mesa

an isolated relatively flat-topped natural elevation usually more extensive than a butte and less extensive than a plateau

mestizos

a person of mixed blood; specifically : a person of mixed European and American Indian or native Mexican ancestry

mise-en-scene

the physical setting of an action

mongrel

an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strains

Morphology

a branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants

penitence

sorrow for sins or faults

pollero

A very hated and notorious person that smuggles Mexicans into the United States of America. Pollero literally means chicken herder

pulqueria

a place that serves Pulque, a milk-colored, somewhat viscous alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant

semblance

a phantasmal form : apparition

tramps

vagrant

tumult

disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices


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