Free Study Guide - Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell|
GONE WITH THE WIND STUDY GUIDE
10. Analyze the importance of Tara in Scarlett's life and to the novel as
Ku Klux Klan - An organization of white Southerners who fought the
controls of the temporary, federally imposed government.
Scalawags - Southerners who sided with the blacks and carpetbaggers.
Carpetbaggers - Northerners who moved into the south after the war
Corset - A type of girdle worn by girls that bound their waste with
rods made from bone.
Placidity - Calmness
Convalescent - A person recovering from injury or illness
Ordnance - A term used for military supply, particularly weapons or
Insolence - Defiance or scorn
Scrupulous - Meticulous or very proper
Ragamuffin - A person who looks ragged or dirty
Inveigled - Tricked or wrangled something out of someone
Washboard - A large flat board with ridges on it; used by women to
Earbobs - A period term for earrings
Pilfering - Stealing
Tenterhooks - On nerve's edge
Denuded - Stripped
The Reconstruction - A period after the Civil War when the federal
government tried to rebuild the economy and lifestyle of the southern
Capitulate - To give in or give up
"crush" - A period word for a party; usually lasted all night
Disenfranchised - To be stripped of ones rights
Basque - The upper part of a woman's dress, very close fitting bodice
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