"A Kind of Murder" by Hugh Pentecost Vocabulary

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Vocabulary words from the short story, "A Kind of Murder". by Frances Sa

burden

something that is carried, especially a heavy load

conscience

a sense of what is right or wrong in one's behavior

flimsy

lacking solidity or strength

bitter

the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

wearily

exhausted; without energy

demise

the time when something ends

cordial

diffusing warmth and friendliness

genial

conducive to comfort

menace

something that is a source of danger

sadist

one who enjoys causing pain

contempt

a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

amiable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

jabs

poke or hit

pulverize

destroy completely

falsetto

artificially high-pitched male voice

squeamish

easily disgusted

wailing

loud cries made while weeping

infirmary

a health facility where patients receive treatment

tyranny

dominance through threat of punishment and violence

valor

the qualities of a hero or heroine; bravery, or courage

flagged

marked in some way as to remind or remember that specific action needs to be taken

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