Period 6 A Long Way Gone Vocabulary Part 2

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Ablution (182) (noun)

a cleansing with water or other liquid

Auspices (215) (noun)

support; sponsorship

Burdensome (165) (adjective)

troublesome

Chisel (157) (noun or adjective)

to cut, shape

Conjure (72) (verb)

to call or bring into existence

Delve (104) (verb)

to carry on intensive and thorough research for data

Elaborate (86) (verb)

to add details in writing, speaking

Enunciate (196) (verb)

to utter or pronounce

Festoon (187) (noun)

A string or garland, as of leaves or flowers, suspended in a loop or curve between two points

Gyrate (73) (verb)

to move in a circle or spiral

Indelible (51) (adjcetive)

that cannot be eliminated

Jubilation (102) (noun)

a joyful or festive celebration

Latrine (146) (noun)

something used as a toilet

Lorry (176) (noun)

motor truck

Mercenary (66) (noun)

a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army

Mimic (73) (verb)

to imitate or copy in action

Rarity (181) (adjective)

rare occurence

Reconcile (205) (verb)

to restore

Repatriate (179) (verb)

to return to one's own country

Residue (211) (noun)

something that remains after a part is removed

Scuttle (116) (verb)

to run with quick, hasty steps, scurry

Somber (159) (adjective)

gloomily dark, shadowy, dimly lighted

Sporadic (149) (adjective)

appearing in scattered or isolated instances

Tributary (101) (noun)

of a stream, flowing into a larger stream

Turmoil (217) (noun)

a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance

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