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Shooting Kabul Novel Vocabulary

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abuse
to misuse power in an improper or harmful way
burka
a head-to-foot covering worn in public by some Muslim women
banned
forbidding something legally so that it cannot be done, used, seen, or read
sacrilegious
showing disrespect for something sacred
traffickers
people who move things illegally (people, money, or drugs)
refugees
people seeking a safe place, especially to avoid war or cruel treatment because of ethnic or religious beliefs
consulate
a person that looks after his government's interests and citizens in another country
asylum
shelter and protection from danger
visa
official permission to enter or leave a country
idealist
a person with high goals and values which are often impractical
funk
hopeless sadness or depression
resolution
an official decision made by a formal organization
sanctions
rules or laws imposing a penalty if disobeyed
cacophony
unpleasant, loud noise
mercurial
changing moods quickly and often
morosely
gloomily; moodily
anticipation
a feeling of looking forward to something
escapade
an exciting, reckless adventure
conspiratorial
adverb describing two or more persons' involvement in a secret plot
retribution
something done to somebody as punishment for something he or she has done
zealots
people who go to extremes for a cause or religion
foreboding
a feeling that something bad is going to happen
evoke
to bring to mind a feeling or a memory; to cause a reaction
fate
a force that determines the outcome of future events; destiny
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