Sarah Byrnes

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Vocabulary set from the first chapters of the book

enigma

a puzzle, something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

congruous

fitting with, suitable or appropriate together

mercenary

a person hired to fight for another country than their own

sacrilegious

showing anti-religious behavior; against religion

pungi sticks

weapons that are sharpened to impale animals

euphoria

a feeling of exhilaration; a sense of great happiness or well-being

tempestuous

stormy, turbulent

paranoia

a mental illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get you, or that you are an important person

stature

rank, standing, position

hieroglyphics

picture writing; or writing which is difficult to read

intrepid

fearless

inconspicuous

not readily seen or noticed

expose

A piece of writing that reveals weaknesses, faults, frailties, or other shortcomings

arboretum

a park where trees and shrubs are displayed and studied

facetiously

Not meant to be taken seriously

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