Tag Archives: Glossary Entry #3


Powwow (Young Goodman Brown/Paragraphs (43, 52, 56)
Pronunciation: Pau – Wau

-A social gathering of Native Americans that usually includes dancing.
-A meeting for people to discuss something.
-A Native American Priest/Medicine Man.

-Paragraph 43: They tell me that some of our community are to be here from Falmouth and beyond, and others from Connecticut and Rhode Island; besides several of the Indian powwows….
-Paragraph 52: Come witch, come wizard, come Indian powwow….
-Paragraph 56: Scattered, also, among their pale-faced enemies, were the Indian priests, or powwows….

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powwow


Coquette (noun): a woman who likes to win the attention or admiration of men but does not have serious feelings for them (Merriam-Webster)

Found on Page I, paragraph 2 of “A Rose for Emily”–>“But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily’s house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores.”

I believe the word in this quote means that although Miss Emily’s home was old and worn out, it still caught the attention of the onlookers that passed by her home because of its depleting appearance.