Glossary

Critic: a person who judges the merits of literary, artistic, or musical works, esp. one who does so professionally

Despair: the complete loss or absence of hope

Divine: excellent; delightful

Forsythia: a widely cultivated ornamental Eurasian shrub whose bright yellow flowers appear in early spring before the leaves

Malice: the intention or desire to do evil; ill will

Mutilate: inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on

Non metric: not based on the meter as a standard of measurement

Perch: a thing on which a bird alights or roosts, typically a branch or a horizontal rod or bar in a birdcage

Prominent: important; famous

Queer: strange; odd

Restrain: prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits

Revolutionary War: the revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain

Scavenge: search for and collect (anything usable) from discarded waste

Telegram: a message sent by telegraph and then delivered in written or printed form

Vice: immoral or wicked behavior