Raucous

Raucous(adjective):

1: disagreeably harsh or strident: HOARSEraucous voices

2:¬†boisterously disorderly ‚Ķ¬†raucous¬†frontier town‚ÄĒ Truman Capote

 

This word as found in the passage ” Brooklyn Was Mine”, by Chris Knutsen¬†and Valerie Steiker. In the sentence in which the word was found in, the author writes,” Then, the letters stop. In the first days without¬†her raucous¬†writing voice and her panoramic¬†gaze, I felt a little lost.”

The author uses the word raucous is used to describe Lucy’s writing voice as loud and harsh.

Bicarbonate

Bicarbonate(noun):

  1.  An acid carbonate
  2. A¬†¬†salt containing the anion HCO3‚Äď.
    • sodium bicarbonate.

This word as found in the passage ” Brooklyn Was Mine”, by Chris Knutsen¬†and Valerie Steiker. In the sentence in which the word was found in, the author writes, As she prattled to Alfred about bicycling¬†in Prospect Park or rubbing bicarbonate¬†of soda on the sunburn¬†she’d gotten on a trip to Coney Island¬†with his girlfriend, it would cross my mind that I knew the time¬†and place of the eath that awaited her.

 

 

 

Poignant

Poingnant(adjective):

(1) : painfully affecting the feelings: PIERCING

(2): deeply affecting: TOUCHING

This word as found in the passage ” Brooklyn Was Mine”, by Chris Knutsen¬†and Valerie Steiker. In the sentence in which the word was found in, it states, “After that, I found Lucy’s letters¬†Poignant in a way that they hadn’t¬†seemed before.

The word Poignant describes the sense of sadness. In the sentence, the¬†author is talking about how she felt a sense of sadness from Lucy’s letters.

Affluent

Affluent(Noun): 

A wealthy or affluent personThe¬†affluents¬†exhibit far less demographic diversity that is exhibited in any of the lower-income segments of the population.‚ÄĒ Pamela N. Danzinger

I found the word¬†affluent in the article “Here, Poverty¬†And Privilege¬†Are Neighbors; Income¬†Gaps Are a source Of Resentment and Guilt.” The sentence in which the word was found states, “The affluent¬†have their own protection.”

The word affluent is another word used to describe the Rich or wealthy. In the sentence, the author talks about how the wealthy can protect themselves by using their money.

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Inuaguration

Inauguration(noun):

: an act of inaugurating, especially a ceremonial induction into office

I found this word in the article’ “A literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” written¬†by Charles¬†McGrath. In the article in which the word was written in, it states “On that note, still striding briskly, he walked down into Manhattan¬†and across little Italy¬†to his hotel, where he freshened¬†up a bit before walking to the National¬†Arts Club that evening for a reception announcing the¬†Inuaugurtion¬†of a writers retreat¬†on the Scottish island of Jura.”

This word was written to talk about a reception announcing a writer into office.

Condominium

Condominium(noun):

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a building containing condominiums

This word was¬†found in the article ” Here, Poverty¬†And Privilege¬†Are Neighbors; Income¬†Gaps Are a Source Of Resentment and Guilt”. In the sentence in which this word was found, it says, ” They also include tract¬†n Jamaica¬†and St.Albans in Queens, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, in East Harlem and in Chelsea, where one that¬†encompasses¬†everything from new luxury apartment houses and full-floor¬†Condominium lofts to small, decaying¬†apartment buildings.

The author uses the word Condominium to describe a complex of buildings that individually contain owned apartments or houses.

 

Opulence

Opulence(noun):

1: WEALTH, AFFLUENCEthe opulence of prerevolutionary monarchs

2: ABUNDANCE, PROFUSIONan opulence of fruits

This word was found in the article ” Here, Poverty And Privilege Are Neighbors; Income Gaps are a Source Of Resentment and Guilt”, written by the author Janny Scott. The sentence says, “They range from Ms.Davis’s neighborhood, where two ¬†public ¬†housing projects bookended a gentrifying corridor of brownstone and row houses, to an area along the beach in Brooklyn where West End Avenue appears to be a stark line of demarcation between the serene old immigrant¬†opulence of Manhattan Beach and the teeming new-immigrant enclave of Brighton Beach.”

The author uses the word opulence to describe the magnificent and luxurious view of  Manhattan Beach.

Venture

noun

proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

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Sentence: clearly he would not venture to desend while his enemy moved

Harry

verb

annoy continually or chronically

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Sentence: There’s something up lifting about hearing a string instrument when in feeling ragged or harried

Dwell

verb

Think moodily or anxiously about something

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Sentence: But it is hardly necessary to dwell on so normal an event