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20 terms

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obstinate
persist stubbornly
occupation
the act of occupying or taking possession of something or someplace
sabotage
to deliberately destroy or damage
haughty
snobbish, overly proud
exasperated
bothered, irritated
hoodlum
an aggressive and violent young criminal
condescendingly
In a superior or haughty way
ration
to give out scarce items on a limited basis
contempt
open disrespect for a person or thing
staccato
short and detached
mourning
state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
typhus
Contagious disease spread by lice
sprawling
spreading out carelessly
latticed
a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern
warily
cautiously, with great care
deprivation
act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
permeated
spread throughout
tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing
executed
put to death
sneering
to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt