21 terms

"A Kind of Murder" by Hugh Pentecost Vocabulary

Vocabulary words from the short story, "A Kind of Murder". by Frances Sa
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burden
something that is carried, especially a heavy load
conscience
a sense of what is right or wrong in one's behavior
flimsy
lacking solidity or strength
bitter
the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
wearily
exhausted; without energy
demise
the time when something ends
cordial
diffusing warmth and friendliness
genial
conducive to comfort
menace
something that is a source of danger
sadist
one who enjoys causing pain
contempt
a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
amiable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
jabs
poke or hit
pulverize
destroy completely
falsetto
artificially high-pitched male voice
squeamish
easily disgusted
wailing
loud cries made while weeping
infirmary
a health facility where patients receive treatment
tyranny
dominance through threat of punishment and violence
valor
the qualities of a hero or heroine; bravery, or courage
flagged
marked in some way as to remind or remember that specific action needs to be taken