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The Happy Prince


June 7, 2010 By Nicole T. (Monroe, LA)

22 words

gilded
made from or covered with gold

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weathercock
weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster

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pinafore
a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing

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reed
tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites

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lofty
of imposing height; especially standing out above others

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coquette
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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lofty
of imposing height; especially standing out above others

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agility
the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

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cathedral
the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese

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ghetto
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
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thimble
a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container

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phenomenon
any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

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ornithology
the branch of zoology that studies birds

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bulrush
tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa

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beryl
the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems

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garret
floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

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pomegranate
shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit

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ibis
wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills

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Sphinx
(Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon

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pygmy
an unusually small individual

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proclamation
a formal public statement

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foundry
factory where metal castings are produced

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