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Number the Stars Vocabulary Ch. 9-12


periodic, as motion, or a drumbeat


pressing importance


an acute, infectious disease caused by several species of Rickettsia, transmitted by lice and fleas


the period or interval during which a person grieves or formally expresses grief


shortened and detached when played or sung


a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep


good fortune; success (used as a wish to a person starting on a journey, a new venture, etc.)


to drain of strength or energy, wear out, or fatigue greatly

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