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15 terms

Sarah Byrnes

Vocabulary set from the first chapters of the book
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enigma
a puzzle, something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
congruous
fitting with, suitable or appropriate together
mercenary
a person hired to fight for another country than their own
sacrilegious
showing anti-religious behavior; against religion
pungi sticks
weapons that are sharpened to impale animals
euphoria
a feeling of exhilaration; a sense of great happiness or well-being
tempestuous
stormy, turbulent
paranoia
a mental illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get you, or that you are an important person
stature
rank, standing, position
hieroglyphics
picture writing; or writing which is difficult to read
intrepid
fearless
inconspicuous
not readily seen or noticed
expose
A piece of writing that reveals weaknesses, faults, frailties, or other shortcomings
arboretum
a park where trees and shrubs are displayed and studied
facetiously
Not meant to be taken seriously