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"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, page 5
diverged split off into two directions The road diverged, one heading east and the other heading west.
undergrowth plants and shrubs growing under the big trees The undergrowth burns first in a forest fire.
"wanted wear" the road lacked use or wear The trail wanted wear and would soon be overgrown.
trodden crushed down by being walked on. The trodden path lay without any undergrowth.
hence therefore, from this time Henceforth all shall call Him "Prince of Peace".

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"Daddy Tucked the Blanket" by Randall Williams, page 209
shiftless lazy, irresponsible We were not shiftless people, only poor.
teetering on the brink of destruction The old houses we lived in were teetering shacks.
the Depression a time of bad economic conditions, 1929-1940My father was a kid during the depression so he was happy with any break he got.
deteriorating decaying, falling apart The deteriorating shoes had to be used until the next paycheck.
futility feeling of uselessness It was futile to get him to change his opinion.
psyche soul, spirit It damages the psyche to be told repeatedly that you are worthless.
affluent wealthy The affluent members of the congregation helped finance a new parish center.
grandeur greatness The grandeur of the Ming Dynasty was blemished by the mounting debts.
sociologist study of society It would take a sociologist to understand the social interactions in a typical church choir.
privilege in this story, the honor of speaking to the class The privilege of explaining our group project fell to me.