A Long Walk to Water

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Droned
To talk in a dull, boring manner
Rebels
Somebody who goes against an existing government
Shrouded
To cover from view
Mortars
Cannons used to fire shells
Gourd
Hard shelled fruit of plants
Artillery
Large weapons like cannons and missiles; tanks
Scanned
To examine or skim
Daze
Stunned condition
Gingerly
With great care
Strides
A long step
Inhabited
Occupied and lived in
Makeshift
Made using whatever is available
Solemn
Not cheerful or smiling; serious; gloomy
Wailing
a long, loud cry as if in grief or pain
Monotonous
Always the same; not varying; boring.
Gauge
To measure
Desperate
feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
Relentless
Severe and harsh
Arid
Without moisture
Parched
Dried out by heat
Revived
To restore to life; to re-energize
Refugee Camp
A temporary settlement built to receive people forced to leave their country
Mourn
To show deep sorrow or regret for someone; to grieve
Grudgingly
To do something in an annoyed way
Emaciated
Very skinny and weak
Despair
Complete loss or absence of hope; misery
Chaos
Disorder and confusion
Peril
Serious and immediate danger
Misery
A state or feeling of great discomfort or unhappiness
Ration
A fixed or set amount of food
Frigid
Very cold in temperature
Frantic
Very excited and anxious; extremely worried, panicked, or fearful
Remote
Far away, distant

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