20 terms

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encumber (v)
restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult
waiflike (adj.)
like a homeless and helpless person, especially a neglected or abandoned child
mysticism (n)
belief that union with the Deity may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender
Talmud (n.)
he body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend
cabalist (n.)
a student, interpreter, or devotee of the Jewish cabala (cabala is the mystical interpretation of the Hebrew Bible that only a few people understand)
indulgently (adv.)
acting with a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone
lorries (n.)
large, heavy motor vehicles for transporting goods or troops
deportees (n.)
a person who has been or is being expelled from a country
Zionism (n.)
a movement for (originally) the re-establishment and (now) the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel
billeted (v.)
to lodge (soldiers) in a particular place, especially a civilian's house
farce (n.)
an absurd event
anecdote (n.)
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
firmament (n.)
the heavens of the sky
expound (v.)
present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail
premonition (n.)
a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant
treatise (n.)
a written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject
haggard (adj.)
looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering
dregs (n.)
the most worthless part or parts of something
truncheon (n.)
a short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer
hermetically (adv)
(of a seal or closure) done completely and airtight