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Glossary Entry – From “City Limits”


Definition- (noun) a dull, lifeless, or faded appearance or quality

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

I came across this word in the last line of the first paragraph of the reading.

As i reread the sentence that the word is located, I sort of guessed what it probably meant. But now that i understand what it really means, i can use this word in my vocabulary and in my other projects/essays.


Def: (prefix) again, anew

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

I found this word in the middle of the second paragraph.

When i first saw this word, i was thinking about shoes. Like the soles of the shoes. (i hope i spelled that right) Anyway, i went to reread the sentence and looked up the word, it made more sense to me.


Def: (adjective)affect with

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palsied?show=0&t=1414006036

Found the word in the 4th paragraph.

This word confused me more as i tried to reread the sentence, but i knew what it meant when i look it up. I’ll have to keep finding the perfect definition to help me understand it more clearly.


Def: (noun)foolish, or untrue words or ideas; Nonsense, unrealistic situations

Sources: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hokum ,and

From Prof. Rosen as we went over the reading together

Found this word near the beginning in the 6th paragraph.

Honestly, I guess that it meant nonsense because of the short sentence and the other sentences after made sense to me. It’s just a “fancy” way of saying that is all untrue. Might as well use this in my vocabulary.

Unheralded (opposite of the word : herald)

Def: (adjective)without warning; not previously announced, expected or recognized

Sources: From Prof. Rosen in-class, and


Found this word the middle of the 10th paragraph.

This was new to me like any other words i found in this reading, but this one had a clear meaning to it that even helped me to use it in my Project#2 essay. I sort of understood it when Pro. Rosen explained it in class and as i found the definition online.


Def: (noun)Road block; a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

Sources: From Pro. Rosen, and https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=impediments

Found this in the middle of the 11th paragraph

This word was familiar to me because i’ve seen this in previous readings/books in my life and i’ve been using it mostly. Also, as you reread the sentence , you can understand the word without looking up the true meaning.


Def: (adjective) not able or willing to believe something : feeling or showing a lack of belief

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

Found this in the 11th paragraph.

I didn’t understand this word at all as i read the sentence over and over.But when i finally gave in and looked it up, i totally understand now.