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20 terms

Night by Elie Wiesel Chapters 2-3

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Provisions
n. necessary supplies, such as food
Hysterical
adj. emotionally out of control
Console
v. to give comfort
Copulate
v. to engage in sexual intercourse
Pestilential
adj. harmful or full of disease; destructive or deadly
Abominable
adj. horrible or unpleasant
Gnaw
v. to bite at and wear away
Crematory
n. a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
Convulsively
adv. violently shaking
Consume
v. to destroy or expend by use; use up.
Barracks
n. a building or group of buildings for housing soldiers.
Lucidity
adj. clear understanding
Gypsy
n. a member of a traveling group with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and traditionally live by seasonal work, and fortune-telling.
Mockery
n. act of making fun of someone or something,
Compulsory
adj. that which must be done; required
Savage
n. a wild and uncivilized human being.
Ration
n. the food allowance for one day
Dominate
v. to rule over by strength or power; to have control
Base
n. the bottom or lowest part
Blandishment
n. a flattering act or remark meant to persuade