The Bonesetter's Daughter - Vocabulary Terms

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Bifurcated

(adj.) to be divided into two parts

Cosmology

(n.) the study of the universe

Deranged

(adj.) mentally disturbed

Dross

(adj.) worthless

Embroidery

(n.) decorative needlework

Ethereal

(adj.) to be light & airy

Euphoria

(n.) a feeling of happiness

Geyser

(n.) a fountain of hot water & steam

Gouged

(v.) to be scooped out

Groused

(v.) to have complained

Irked

(adj.) to be irritated; (v.) to irritate

Joss sticks

(n.) a type of incense used in Chinese religious ceremonies

Linguistics

(n.) the scientific study of language

Mulling

(v.) heating a liquid

Nuzzled

(adj.) to have rubbed noses; (v.) to rub noses

Polyglot

(n.) a multilinguist

Psychosomatic

(adj.) relating to the mind & body

Ramparts

(n.) defensive walls made of stone/earth

Rebuffed

(adj.) to have been rejected; (v.) to reject

Sarcophagus

(n.) a stone coffin