Homeless Vocabulary Word List (340)

A)Abandoned, Abuse, Acid, Advocate, Aid, Aimless, Alcohol, Alert, Alley, Anxiety, Appearance, Area, Arrest, Assault, Assistance, Association, Avoid, Awkward
B)Basement, Bearable, Befriend, Begging, Bench, Blanket, Booze, Bridge, Broke, Broken
C)Care, Careful, Cart, Caseworker, Caution, Change, Chilling, Circumstances, Clandestine, Cloying, Coins, Cold, Collect, Companionship, Compete, Competition, Complex, Concealed, Condition, Conditions, Crazies, Crowding, Culture, Cup, Curb, Curiosity, Cynic
D)Damaged, Danger, Dangerous, Dank, Darkness, Death, Defeated, Depressed, Derelict, Deserve, Desperation, Despondent, Dirty, Disaffiliated, Discarded, Disdain, Disease, Disguised, Disgust, Disinfectant, Disinterest, Disorder, Disorientation, Disreputable, Distance, Distress, Distrust, Donations, Doom, Doorway, Down-on-one's luck, Downtrodden, Drag, Drugs, Drunk, Dumpster
E)Edible, Elicit, Eliminate, Encampment, Escape, Exception
F)Facts, Fear, Fetid, Figure, Fix, Flea bag hotel, Flee, Food, Footsteps, Forgettable, Forlorn, Formless, Freak, Free, Frustration, Funds
G)Garment, Garner, Glance, Glance, Grip, Groups
H)Hard life, Haunt, Health, Help, Helping, Hideous, Hovel, Human, Humane, Humanity, Humble, Humiliation, Hunger, Hurry past
I)Identity, Ill-fitting, Illness, Incoherent, Inebriation, Infestation, Information, Informed, Insecure, Interest, Investigate, Invisible
J)Jail, Jaundice, Jobless, Joint, Jostled, Judgment, Justice
L)Lacking, Law, Legality, Lethargy, Liberty, Life-changing, Liquor, Litter, Living, Loitering, Loneliness, Looks, Loss, Lost awareness, Lowly, Luck
M)Meager, Meal, Medication, Medicine, Mental problems, Minority, Miserable, Misunderstanding, Money, Mound, Move, Mugging
N)Necessary, Needs, Newspapers, Night, Nightmare, Nuisance, Numbers
O)Odor, Official, Open air, Outdoors, Outrage
P)Pain, Panhandle, Penniless, Perspiration, Plastic, Plastic bags, Plight, Police, Policy, Poor, Portrayal, Position, Possessions, Poverty, Prey, Prison, Profile, Provisions, Psychiatrist, Public, Pursuer
Q)Quasi-soiled, Query, Question
R)Rage, Ragged, Rats, Recovery, Regrets, Regulation, Relief, Report, Rescue, Respect, Risk, Risky, Roaming, Robbed, Rock-bottom, Rough, Rueful, Ruined, Rules, Run-in
S)Safety, Salvation, Save, Scars, Scary, Scene, Scent, Schizophrenia, Schlep, Scofflaw, Scorn, Scrounge, Scurry, Seamy, Secret, Seeking, Services, Shadows, Shame, Shelter, Sheriff, Shiver, Shortcomings, Shrug, Shuffle, Sick, Sickness, Sidewalk, Sitting, Situations, Sleeping, Smell, Smoking, Soil, Soul, Squalor, Stains, Stale, Stench, Street, Street, Stubble, Stumble, Stupor, Subservient, Subway, Supervision, Survival, Survive, Suspicion, Sustenance, Swarm, Sweat, Swig, Sympathy
T)Target, Tense, Terror, Threadbare, Throwaway, Tobacco, Tolerance, Tough, Traffic, Trapped, Trash, Tremor, Trudge, Trust
U)Unacceptable, Unacceptable, Unaware, Underground, Underpass, Uneasy, Unhealed, Unkempt, Unlucky, Unseen, Unshorn, Unsteady, Untouchable, Urban
V)Vagrant, Victim, Violence, Voices, Vomit
W)Waft, Wander, Warmth, Watched, Waylay, Weather, Welfare, Wine, Without, Worn out, Wound
Z)Zero, Zilch, Zone
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