A Long Way Gone Vocab Chapter 1-9

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Adage

a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.

Adjacent

lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring

Congeal

to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing

Coup

a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment.

Dilapidated

reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.

Disconsolate

without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable

Flotsam

material or refuse floating on water.

Hasten

to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry

Implement

any article used in some activity, esp. an instrument, tool, or utensil

Loot

spoils or plunder taken by pillaging, as in war.

Notorious

widely and unfavorably known

Oblivious

unmindful; unconscious; unaware

Render

to cause to be or become; make

Subsequent

occurring or coming later or after

Taut

emotionally or mentally strained or tense

Translucent

permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible

Vehement

zealous; ardent; impassioned

Verandah

a large, open porch

Vicinity

the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood

Vigilance

state or quality of being vigilant; watchfulness

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