Absquatulate, means to: flee or escape
Brabble: quarrel about unimportant matters
Curglaff: the shock of suddenly plunging into cold water
Deliciate: have fun
Excogigate: make a plan
Groak: watch someone eat in hopes of being invited
Hoddypeak: a fool
Hugger-mugger: to be secretive
Jargogle: jumble or confuse
Jirble: pour messily
Kenspeckle: something that’s noticeable
Ludibrious: the flame or match used to light a fire
Nail: a measure 2 ¼” long
Pismire: a small insect
Quagswag: shake to and fro
Resistentialism: the appearance of bad behavior or thoughts by an inanimate object, such as a statue of a person who looks mean
Verily: truly, certainly
Xylomancy: telling the future by using the wood found in your path
Usually, Cynthia writes “important” books for young readers about civil rights, social justice, and the Constitution, like this one, Fault Lines in the Constitution, which she wrote with her husband, Sanford Levinson, a law professor. Fault Lines shows the inequities in our constitution and the relationship between that document and issues arising today. But, she also has fun trying out circus tricks—and so do kids in her in-school and online visits.
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