39 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
Vicious
Deliberately cruel or violent.
Trainband
A division of civilian soldiers in London and other areas of England.
Reputation
The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something.
Ciphering
the act of doing arithmetic
Cholera
An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, caused by the bacterium
Consumption
old and common term for wasting away of the body, particularly from tuberculosis (TB)
Roving
wandering; roaming
Tromped
To apply heavy foot pressure on something
Sedition
Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
Seining
means to fish with or catch fish or reptiles with a net
Balking
Hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
Churned
Agitate or turn
Wharf
A level area to which a ship may be docked to load and unload
Recalcitrance
the trait of being unmanageable