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19 terms

Shades of Gray Ch 4-9

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boastful
tending to boast or brag
conscription
a policy where individuals are forced by law to enlist in the army
derision
ridicule; the act of treating someone with contempt or hatred
dismay
a feeling of upset and worry in the face of trouble
dubious
doubtful or hesitant; suspicious
hankering
a craving; a desire to have something or do something
indignant
extremely angry because of something unjust or unfair; resentful
insolently
rudely, disrespectfully, boldly without respect in speech or behavior
lanky
ungracefully thin and tall
ominous
threatening; giving a sign of future trouble or evil
peevish
easily irritated or annoyed; someone who argues a lot; querulous
ramrod
the rod used to push a lead ball down the barrel of a muzzle-loading weapon
reverie
a daydream or a condition of being lost in your thoughts
rueful
sorrowful or remorseful; regretful of wrongdoing; full of sorrow or pity
scowl
an angry expression
sheepish
shameful; embarrassed;
slake
to satisfy or quench (like thirst)
tamped
pressed down or packed together
varmint
an irritating or obnoxious person; insect or animal that is harmful or destructive