29 terms

All Quiet on the Western Front (Chapters 4-6)

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fatigue
weariness from bodily or mental exertion
annihilation
total destruction
penetrate
To enter or force a way into; pierce
consciousness
the state of being conscious; awareness of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.
suffocation
the condition of being deprived of oxygen
swoon
To faint
comrade
a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend
non-com
short for non-commissioned officer
court-martialled
a court consisting of military or naval personnel appointed by a commander to try charges of offenses by soldiers, sailors, etc., against military or naval law.
inscription
The usually informal dedication of a book or an artistic work
perplexing
lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
gusto
hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general
unison
occurring together or simultaneously
artillery
large but transportable armament
instantaneous
occurring, done, or completed in an instant
indifferent
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
bayonet
A blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and used as a weapon in close combat.
calibre
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
dement
To make (a person) insane.
convulsion
violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
claustrophobia
an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places.
entanglement
an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
debauched
corrupted; debased
stupor
A state of mental numbness, as that resulting from shock; a daze.
benediction
an utterance of good wishes.
inapprehensible
Not apprehensible; unintelligible; inconceivable
chloroform
a liquid, the vapour of which, when breathed in, causes unconsciousness
putrefaction
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
lorry
a motor truck, esp. a large one.