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querulous (adj)

full of complaints

neurotic (n)

a person who is unusually anxious

periphery (n)

the boundary of an area

imperious (adj)

having a haughty manner

unobtrusively (adv)

without detection

unnerved (adj)

deprived of courage

fiends (n)

villans, Satan

explicitly (adv)

clearly expressed

civic (adj)

pertaining to a city

apprehend (v)

to take into custody

red tape (n)

legal procedure

crullers (n)

a rich, light dessert

ulcers (n)

a sore found on skin

exasperation (n)

extreme annoyance

restlessly (adv)

anxiously, uneasily

lethargic (adj)


invalid (n)

someone who is bedridden

illuminating (adj)

giving off light

incorrigible (adj)


insinuate (v)

to hint, imply

elation (n)

great joy

cynical (adj)

suspicious of others' actions

warden (n)

head of a jail

fortitude (n)

strength of mind and character

sentamentalist (n)

someone who is sensitive

retinence (n)

the state of being reluctant or quiet

tyrant (n)

a dictator

magisterial (adj)

pertaining to a master

aloofness (n)

coldness, distance

innumerable (adj)


hanged (v)

to be put to death by strangulation

scaffold (n)

the platform where a person waits to be hanged

anteroom (n)

a room before a room

valiant (n)

an extremely brave person, a hero

malice aforethought (n)

thought put into commiting a crime

oscillation (n)

wave-like motion

grimace (n)

a facial expression

chaplain (n)

priest of a jail

deliberating (v)

to consider something

clericals (n)

garmet worn by a priest

denounce (v)

to voice one's disagreement, to condemn

mince (v)

to walk in a dainty manner

indignation (n)


contemptible (adj)


miser (n)

a person who is not generous

thrasing (n)

a beating

morose (adj)


eloquence (n)

smooth way of talking

flog (v)

to whip a horse

shirk (v)

to avoid duties

subversive (adj)


enmity (n)

anger, hatred

cryptic (adj)


piebald (adj)

spotted black and white

vivacious (adj)

saucy, passionate

rebellion (n)

an organized oppostition of authority

posthumorus (adj)

after death

retinue (n)

group of followers

expound (v)

to explain in detail

allegory (n)

the use of characteristics that are symbolic of human actions

cautionary tale (n)

a tale that tells a warning

power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely


propaganda (n)

lies that are spread to further someone

utopia (n)

an ideal place that does not exist

dystopia (n)

the opposite of a utopia, reality

satire (n)

a spoof, an act that makes fun of well known people

Winter Palace (n)

the home of the Csar's

St. Petersburg (n)

capitol of Russia

Communist Manifesto (n)

book written by Karl Marx that talked of his ideas of communism

Leon Trotsky (n)

man who was thrown out of the Bolshevik party

Vladimir Lenon (n)

leader of Bolshevik party

Ocober Revolution/ February Revolution

revolutions part of the bigger Russian revolution

Joseph Stalin (n)

man who was part of the Bolshevik party

Pravda (n)

a newspaper that printed lies

Bolsheviks (n)

political party that threw out the leader on Russia, Tsar Nicholas II

Mensheviks (n)

political party that tried to overthrow the Bolsheviks

Anastatsia (n)

princess of Russia, Tsar Nicholas' daughter

Tsar Nicholas II (n)

king of Russia, thrown out of power and killed by the Bolsheviks

Karl Marx (n)

author of Communist Manifesto

Secret Police (KGB) (n)

an organization that worked secretly with the political party not in power

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