The Killer Angels - Parts 1 + 2

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Vocabulary

disunion

the state of being disunited; separation

polyglot

speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several different languages

rhetoric

the art or study of using language persuasively and effectively

eerie

inspiring inexplicable fear, dread or uneasiness; strange and frightening

imperious

arrogantly domineering or overbearing

spectacle

a public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish scale

wanly

unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress

inarticulate

incomprehensible as speech or language; unable to speak; speechless

probed

delve into; investigate

studiously

given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation

insolent

presumptuous or insulting in manner or speech; arrogant

sheaf

a collection of items held or bound together

rupture

to break open; burst

adjutant

a staff officer who helps a commandeering officers with administrative affairs

contemptuous

manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful

cupola

a dome-like structure surmounting a roof or dome, often used as a lookout

placidly

satisfied; complacent; calm or quiet

brooding

to be deep in thought; meditating

valiantly

possessing valor; brave

pickets

a detachment of one or more troops held in readiness to advance or to warn of an enemy's approach

pennant

a long, tapering, usually triangular flag used for signaling or identification

cavalier

showing arrogant or off-hand disregard; dismissive

reproachfully

expressing reproach or blame

sentinels

one that keeps guard; a sentry

poised

assured; composed

perpetually

lasting for eternity

convulse

to shake or agitate violently

shoal

a large group; a crowd

parley

a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters

pungent

affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation

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