Night by Elie Wiesel Chapters 2-3

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Provisions

n. necessary supplies, such as food

Hysterical

adj. emotionally out of control

Console

v. to give comfort

Copulate

v. to engage in sexual intercourse

Pestilential

adj. harmful or full of disease; destructive or deadly

Abominable

adj. horrible or unpleasant

Gnaw

v. to bite at and wear away

Crematory

n. a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes

Convulsively

adv. violently shaking

Consume

v. to destroy or expend by use; use up.

Barracks

n. a building or group of buildings for housing soldiers.

Lucidity

adj. clear understanding

Gypsy

n. a member of a traveling group with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and traditionally live by seasonal work, and fortune-telling.

Mockery

n. act of making fun of someone or something,

Compulsory

adj. that which must be done; required

Savage

n. a wild and uncivilized human being.

Ration

n. the food allowance for one day

Dominate

v. to rule over by strength or power; to have control

Base

n. the bottom or lowest part

Blandishment

n. a flattering act or remark meant to persuade

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