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Behind the Bedroom Wall Chapters 1-8

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shrugged
to raise and drop the shoulders briefly, especially to indicate indifference or lack of knowledge
emphasis
special stress laid upon, or importance attached to anything
viciously
spitefully, maliciously, forcefully
traitor
a person who betrays another
vigorously-
strongly, energetically, forcefully
perception
a certain understanding of something, the way someone interprets something
intently
firmly, set on some end or purpose, focused
extracting
pulling or drawing out
chided
scolded mildly, reproached gently
glint
a sudden gleam or flash
Herr
"Mr." in the German language
Liebling
"darling" or "sweetheart" in the German language
Gestapo
the secret state police in Nazi Germany, known for their terrorist methods
Fuhrer
"leader" or "guide" in the German language
Fraulein
"Ms." in the German language
Frau
"Mrs." in the German language
Heil Hitler
the Nazi salute, also known as the Hitler salute
Jungmadel
the 10-18 year old girls' Hitler youth movement
plunged
to thrust or throw forcefully into a substance
scrawl
to write or draw awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly
stealthily
quietly, cautiously, secretly
fierce
menacingly wild, savage, or hostile
seldom
rarely, not often
wanly
palely, lacking color
twinge
slight feeling, sharp pain or pang
evasively
not straightforward, indirectly, trickily
mutely
without sound, silently
constricting
smaller or narrower because of binding or squeezing
vehemently
emotionally, passionately
catering
waiting on, taking care of needs of someone else
suspicion
doubt, mistrust, skepticism
abhorrent
loathsome, causing repugnance
deposited
placed
crooned
sang or hummed in a soft, soothing voice
Schrank
a dresser, cabinet, armoire, or wardrobe
Gute Nacht
"good night" in the German language
synagogue
the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
kosher
a Jewish practice when food is prepared in a way that follows Jewish rules
Nazi
a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
Guten Morgen
"good morning" in the German language
Treaty of Versailles
the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
trivial
lacking in seriousness, importance, or value
remedy
a means of putting something right or getting rid of something undesirable
eavesdrop
to secretly listen in on one's conversation
identically
exactly the same as or equal to something else, or alike in every respect
dissipated
to dissolve into something
unison
moving at the same time
exasperated
frustrated, often by repeatedly doing something annoying
contemptible
despicable
Danke
Thank You