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6 Unfamiliar Vocabulary Words

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  • Pexiglas
  • PEXIGLAS Durable Formable Moveable Easy
  • Sought
  • Whimsical
  • What a strange creature...
  • "At the art center, one of Elliot's teachers asked his students to experiment with designing house hold items using a new material called Pexiglas." pg.15 Pexiglas: a solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate.
  • Mischievous
  • "It wasn't until the 1970's that many women sought to combine working full-time outside of the home with being a wife and mother." pg.17 Sought: past participle of seek.
  • Gratifying
  • This is our new home!!!!!!
  • "Elliot's creative impulses were whimsical and led him to design things like costume jewelry and children's play things." pg.19 Whimsical: playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
  • Rotisserie
  • "TV shows of the 1950's that featured typical American middle-class families with mischievous boys and well-behaved girls" pg.25 Mischievous: causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.
  • "In the sense, I find something amusing and gratifying about altering something so solidly representative of old-fashioned values. pg. 96 Gratifying: to give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction.
  • WOW!!!!!
  • "It included such photos such as "Heatwave", which had her roasting in a rotisserie oven." pg. 97 Rotisserie: a cooking appliance with a rotating spit for roasting and barbecuing meat.
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