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35 terms

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Vocabulary from part 1 of Siddhartha (chapters 1-4).
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supple
(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely; flexible
lofty
having or displaying great dignity or nobility; superior
avaricious
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; greedy
orator
a person who delivers a speech or oration
emanating
coming forth; issuing, as from a source
discontent
showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; not happy
suffice
to be enough
bulk
large size or mass
ablutions
cleansing the body as part of a religious rite
quenched
allayed; satisfied
ascetics
relates to Buddhism; people who practiced self-denial to achieve an understanding of ultimate reality
jackals
dog like mammals that are mainly foragers feeding on plants, small animals, etc.
hovered
floated as if suspended
unpitying
without mercy or pity; without sympathy
tales
stories
dwells
makes your home; lives
sojourns
A temporary stay; a brief period of residence; travels
cloak
a loose outer garment; coat
alms
voluntary contributions to aid the poor; prayers
enchanted
delighted greatly; charmed
astounded
filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
demeanor
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people; mannerism; ways
esteemed
Highly respected
abated
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen
renounced
gave up
exalted
of high moral or intellectual value; respected
rid
relieve from; free
alien
strange
fleeing
running away
enchanting
charming
sought
being searched for
divine
appropriate to or befitting a god; holy
shudder
shake, as from cold
impatiently
anxiously