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The Devil's Arithmetic Vocab

Vocabulary for The Devil's Arithmetic in Mrs. Clemmon's class
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companionable
friendly; agreeable
slovens
unclean or untidy people
timidity
shyness
appalled
shocked
vigor
energy
compression
reduction
mesmerized
hypnotized; captivated
jostling
bouncing; bumping
guttural
articulated in the throat
rousing
a giving rise to excitement
guffaw
a loud or boisterous burst of laughter
kosher
sanctioned by Jewish law
rabbi
master; teacher; used as a term of address
fraud
a person who is not what he or she pretends to be
dour
sour; gloomy
undecipherable
unable to solve
lucid
clear-headed
undistinguishable
unable to distinguish
decreed
ordered
desecrate
ruin; violate
billet
position
crematoria
furnace for cremation
periphery
edge; fringe
profound
heavy; penitrating
alienates
distances
impudent
cocky; arrogant
vehemence
passion; intensity
vulnerable
defenseless; exposed
discernible
recognizable
garish
tasteless; gaudy
affirmation
approval
ingrate
ungrateful person
ominous
threatening
dissipation
dissapearing
arbitrary
erratic; inconsistent
fervor
heated emotion
elusive
puzzling; emotion
raucous
loud; peircing