Night Vocabulary #1
Definitions for vocabulary terms from Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night.
Terms in this set (75)
Made to carry something heavy or difficult.
British slang for a truck.
An agreement that two people will be married in the future.
To put someone, such as a soldier, in a private home.
A short story about a funny or interesting event.
To be forcibly removed from a place.
An official order given by a person with power, such as a government official.
To officially cancel or make something invalid.
A bag used to carry items.
A state of being melted by heat.
A club or nightstick, such as a police officer would carry.
To eat no food for a set period of time.
A person from the same country as someone else.
A situation that is so horrible that it becomes ridiculous or funny.
Wanting to do something.
To take things from a place by force, especially during a war.
A group of vehicles traveling together for protection.
Something that is harmful or destructive, especially causing infectious diseases.
A very bad smell.
Very bad or unpleasant.
A person who is very wise.
Not having something.
A single round lens for one eye that helps people see.
Not stopping or growing weaker.
The quality or state of being human.
Resembling an animal.
A state of being clear or easy to understand.
A state of being unconscious or unaware.
A long, loose shirt.
The act of calculating or judging something.
Unfairly inflicting hardship or constraints or a person or group of people.
To lecture someone in a forceful or angry way.
Having leprosy, a serious disease which affects the skin and nerves.
Going through the process of becoming well after an illness or injury.
A sharp, sudden stomach ache.
A hard hit, especially with the hand.
A feeling of being sorry for having done something wrong in the past.
A state in which you are thinking about pleasant things.
A large notice or sign put up in a public place.
Required by rule or law.
To work hard to gather together (people, courage, support, etc).
A particular amount of food or supplies allowed to one person for one day.
Dry and wrinkled, usually because of old age.
A period of two weeks.
Becoming thick or solid.
Continuing without becoming weaker.
Nice things you say or do to convince someone to do something.
A line of people who are waiting for something.
A large, heavy iron pot.
A structure on which a person who has been sentenced to death by hanging is killed.
Bound by two metal rings locked around the wrists or ankles.
The act of destroying or damaging something deliberately so that it will not work.
To lie down with your face turned toward the ground.
An expression of great sorrow.
Something that appears real but is not actually there.
The appearance of a person's face.
Having or seeming to have no end.
Very thin because of hunger or disease.
To spend time experiencing something without making any effort to change your situation.
A very small amount.
A severe trial or test.
The feeling that people express when they criticize and laugh at someone in an insulting way.
An infectious disease causing severe diarrhea and loss of blood.
A machine that can move by itself.
Sad because a loved one has died.
A lack of the basic things that people need to live properly.
A heavy or difficult burden.
The feeling of not caring or having interest.
A lack of interest or concern.
Occurring at the same time.
A very small hill.
Easily hurt or harmed physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Having or showing a powerful imagination or creativity.
To get rid of something or someone by destroying or killing.
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