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20 terms

ENGLISH HOLOCAUST VOCABULARY

20 words to memorize for quiz on 11/18/11
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Anti-Semitism
discrimination against people of jewish descent. (n)
Collaborator
someone who cooperates with an enemy nation;spy
(n)
Presumptuous
surprisingly bold (adj.)
Miser
a stingy person (n)
Sanitarium
a health resort;asylum
(n)
Spigot
a pug used to stop/close vents (n)
Tantamount
equal in value, meaning, or effect (adj.)
Incarceration
to imprison (v)
Duress
the use of force or threats to make someone do something (n)
Connotation
a suggested meaning or significance (n)
Philosophical
concerned with the deeper meanings in life (adj.)
Begrudged
to envy the position of a person (V?)
Coax
to persuade (v)
Communism
an economic system of collective ownership (n)
Dragnet
a system or coordinated efforts to catch wanted criminals (n)
Ghetto
a section of a city occupied by a minority group (n)
Degraded
reduced in dignity or esteem (adj.)
Kapos
a nazi prisoner given privileges for supervising prisoners (n)
Secration
a discharged substance (n)
Stupor
a state of mental numbness from shock; a daze (n)