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A Long Way Gone Vocab Chapter 1-9

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Adage
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.
Adjacent
lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring
Congeal
to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
Coup
a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment.
Dilapidated
reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
Disconsolate
without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable
Flotsam
material or refuse floating on water.
Hasten
to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry
Implement
any article used in some activity, esp. an instrument, tool, or utensil
Loot
spoils or plunder taken by pillaging, as in war.
Notorious
widely and unfavorably known
Oblivious
unmindful; unconscious; unaware
Render
to cause to be or become; make
Subsequent
occurring or coming later or after
Taut
emotionally or mentally strained or tense
Translucent
permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible
Vehement
zealous; ardent; impassioned
Verandah
a large, open porch
Vicinity
the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood
Vigilance
state or quality of being vigilant; watchfulness