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Book Thief Vocab

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Amiable (adj)
friendly
Affable (adj)
friendly; approachable
Genial (adj)
friendly; cheerful
Allude (v)
to hint at
Abhorrent (adj)
feeling extreme repugnance
Versatile (adj)
adaptable
Trepidation (n)
the feeling of fear or angst of something in the future
Grapple (v)
to struggle
Resonate(v)
suggesting images of the past (remembering)
Septic (adj)
infected with bacteria
Innocuous (adj)
not offensive or harmful
Echelon(n)
a level of rank in an organization
Futile(adj)
pointless
Hiatus (n)
a pause or gap in a series
Prolific (adj)
plentiful in offspring (usually with fruit)
Castigate (v)
reprimand
Berate(v)
scold or criticize
Lechery (n)
Offensive and excessive lustfulness
Derision (n)
Mockery
Misogynist(n)
a man who hates women
Audacious (adj)
bold and courageous
Nefarious (adj)
wicked or criminal
Lacerated (adj)
deeply cut or torn
Luminary(n)
a person who influences or inspires people
Revel(v)
engage in lively festivities
Seethe (v)
bubble up as a result of being boiled
Flippant (adj)
Not showing a serious or respectful attitude
Crux (n)
most important point or decision
Overzealous (adj)
excessively eager
serenity (n)
state of being calm or peaceful
foreboding (adj)
fearful apprehension
fruition(n)
the point where a plan or something is realized
Calamity(n)
disaster
admonish (v)
to warn or criticize
kinetic (adj)
relating to motion
creed (n)
a system of religious beliefs
Culpable(adj)
guilty
jocular (adj)
humorus
precarious (adj)
unstable
Irrefutable (adj)
impossible to deny or disprove
oblivious (adj)
unaware; clueless
Benign (adj)
kind
Despondent(adj)
in low spirits
Innate (adj)
natural, inborn
Conglomerate(n)
parts that make a whole
malignant (adj)
very infectious
dubious (adj)
hesitating or doubting
persecution(n)
the act of treating someone badly because of race or religious beliefs
morose (adj)
gloomy, ill tempered
Capitulate (v)
cease to resist an enemy
Tirade (n)
a long angry speech of criticism
Wrath (n)
extreme anger
Quell(v)
to put an end to; suppress
Dormant (adj)
not active
imperative (adj)
of vital importance
notorious (adj)
famous for bad qualities
Demeanor (n)
outward behavior
Caustic (adj)
sarcastic manner
decimated (v)
killed or destroyed
Dour (adj)
relentlessly severe
Frugal (adj)
sparing (with regard to food or money)
Malice (n)
intention of evil
vociferous (adj)
Loud, insistent
Plethora (n)
an excess
dissipated (v)
dispersed or scattered
Debilitate (V)
to make someone weak, infirm
Delinquent (adj)
A criminal usually of a young age who commits many minor crimes
fumigate (v)
apply fumes of chemicals to a certain area ( usually to disinfect)
deviant (n)
A misfit or weirdo
Helm (n)
The state of being in charge
Descecrate (v)
To violate something sacred
Repugnant (adj)
very distasteful; disgusting horrible offensive
epitome (n)
a person or thing that is the perfect example for a certain quality
Idyllic (adj)
peaceful and heavenly
Mire (n)
a stretch of swampy or boggy ground
Paradox (n)
Self contradictory like an oxymoron
Incredulous(adj)
unwilling or unable to believe something
audacity (n)
willingness to take bold risks
Auschwitz (n)
a Nazi concentration camp in World War II
Awry (adv)
unplanned
desolate (adj)
in state of bleak and dismal emptiness
Reprieve (v)
cancel or postpone punishment
confiscate (v)
to take or seize with authority
anvil (n)
a heavy steel block
Stoic (n)
a person who can endure hardships without showing much emotion
demise (n)
downfall
hapless (adj)
unfortunate
apparition (n)
a ghost or a ghost-like image
vindicate(v)
clear someone of blame or suspicion
perilous (adj)
full of danger or risk
oblivion (n)
the state of being unaware
metronome (n)
a device used by musicians that counts beats with a tick
implore(v)
beg desperately to do something
detriment (n)
the state of being harmed or damaged
apocalyptic (adj)
describing the complete destruction of the world
rebuke
sharp or severe reproof
gratuitous
unnecessary and unwarranted