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Zack's Mockingjay Vocab #1

Mockingjay Vocabulary words #1
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obliterated
do away with completely, without leaving a trace; p. 3 (1)
retribution
the act of correcting for wrongdoing; a deserved punishment; p. 6 (1)
absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt; let off the hook; p. 6 (1)
loath
unwilling, reluctant; p. 7 (1)
wherewithal
resources needed for a purpose; p. 6 (1)
squarely
firmly and solidly; directly and without evasion; p. 7 (1)
glean
to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor; p. 7 (1)
lacerated
having edges that are mangled or jagged from injury; p. 9
unscathed
wholly unharmed, not injured; p. 10 (1)
firebrand
(n.) a piece of burning wood; an extremely energetic person; p. 11 (1)
enigmatic
mysterious, inexplicable, puzzling; p. 12 (1)
cloying
distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; p. 14 (1)
clandestine
secret, concealed; underhanded; p. 17 (2)
wrest
to get by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically; p. 17 (2)
indelible
cannot be removed, washed away or erased; permanent; p. 18 (2)
surreal
dreamlike; characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; p. 19 (2)
conciliatory
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile; p. 24 (2)
distraught
deeply agitated and upset, especially from emotion; p. 24 (2)
wryly
cleverly, mockingly; often with ironic or grim humor; p. 25 (2)
tenuous
having little substance or significance; p. 26 (2)
complicity
involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice; p. 26 (2)
demotion
to downgrade to a lower rank, class, or position; p. 28 (2)
decimated
kill or destroy a large part of (originally one tenth); p. 29 (2)
spile
small metal or wooden spout for tapping the sap from a sugar maple; p. 32 (3)
reneging
to make a promise, then back out; p. 34 (3)