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Language Arts Vocab:(

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conflagration
a large fire that causes a great deal of damage
surreptitiously
done in a secretive or sneaky manner
anti-semitic
hating or discriminating against jewish people
waiflike
so, somebody, usually young, with a thin, fragile appearance who looks needy
annihilated
to destroy often the entire body
liquidated
to fully dispose of
penury
extreme poverty
anecdotes
a short account or an amusing story
phylacteries
small leather boxes containing Hebrew texts for jewish men
billeted
non military lodging for soldiers
treatise
a written work dealing formally with a subject
edicts
an official order by an authority
lethal
deadly
prominent
important or well known
rescinded
revoked canceled or repealed
preoccupied
absorbed in thought
facist
an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization, extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
sublime
of such excellence, grandeur or beauty to inspire great admiration
constraints
limitations or restrictions
hermetically
complete and airtight
wielding
hold and use like a tool or weapon
invectives
abusive insulting language
monocole
a single eyepeice
paternal
related to the father
exalted
held in high regard or status
sanctified
declared holy
vigor
active strength or force
redemption
being saved from sin or error
oblivion
the state of nothingness or obscurity
colossus
huge; beyond life size
ascertain
to make sure of
camaraderie
good fellowship or friendship
ration
a fixed amount of a commodity officially designated to each person usually during wartime
altruistic
selflessness thinking of others before yourself
quarantine
period of isolation when people or animals are contained to avoid possible contamination of others from illness, disease
imprudent
not showing or caring for the consequences of an action
affirm
to state or assert positively to maintain as true
gallows
a structure for the hanging of criminals
disheveled
looking untidy
indifferent
apathetic; without caring or concern
dysentery
infection of the intestines causing severe diarrhea w/ blood and mucus in the feces
unprecedented
never done or known before
liberated
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage