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25 terms

My Brother Sam is Dead Vocabulary Ch. 1-8

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Prevail
to prove more powerful than opposing forces (victorious)
Triumphant
having won a battle or contest
Virtue
behavior showing high moral standards
Treason
crime of betraying one's country
Civil
ordinary citizens
Papist
an Anti-Catholic slur
Injustices
lack of fairness
Militia
a military force of civilians to supplement a regular army in an emergency
Linger
stay in a place longer than necessary
Idiling
spent time doing nothing
Subversion
Corruption; destroying someone's honesty or loyalty
Arithmetic
pertaining to mathematics
Cholera
an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine
Sulk
gloomy and bad-tempered silence stemming from annoyance
Ambush
a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
Brisk
active, fast, and energetic
Reliable
consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted
Commissary
in charge of a special department in the military
Regiment
a permanent unit of an army
Magnificent
impressively beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant; striking
Plundering
to steal goods from
Gesturing
a motion of the limbs or body made to express help or express thought
Retaliates
make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack
Jutting
extend out, over, or beyond the main body or line of something
Bawled
Shout out call out noisily and unrestrained