The Devil's Arithmetic Vocab

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Vocabulary for The Devil's Arithmetic in Mrs. Clemmon's class

companionable

friendly; agreeable

slovens

unclean or untidy people

timidity

shyness

appalled

shocked

vigor

energy

compression

reduction

mesmerized

hypnotized; captivated

jostling

bouncing; bumping

guttural

articulated in the throat

rousing

a giving rise to excitement

guffaw

a loud or boisterous burst of laughter

kosher

sanctioned by Jewish law

rabbi

master; teacher; used as a term of address

fraud

a person who is not what he or she pretends to be

dour

sour; gloomy

undecipherable

unable to solve

lucid

clear-headed

undistinguishable

unable to distinguish

decreed

ordered

desecrate

ruin; violate

billet

position

crematoria

furnace for cremation

periphery

edge; fringe

profound

heavy; penitrating

alienates

distances

impudent

cocky; arrogant

vehemence

passion; intensity

vulnerable

defenseless; exposed

discernible

recognizable

garish

tasteless; gaudy

affirmation

approval

ingrate

ungrateful person

ominous

threatening

dissipation

dissapearing

arbitrary

erratic; inconsistent

fervor

heated emotion

elusive

puzzling; emotion

raucous

loud; peircing

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