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30 terms

The Killer Angels - Parts 1 + 2

Vocabulary
STUDY
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disunion
the state of being disunited; separation
polyglot
speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several different languages
rhetoric
the art or study of using language persuasively and effectively
eerie
inspiring inexplicable fear, dread or uneasiness; strange and frightening
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
spectacle
a public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish scale
wanly
unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress
inarticulate
incomprehensible as speech or language; unable to speak; speechless
probed
delve into; investigate
studiously
given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation
insolent
presumptuous or insulting in manner or speech; arrogant
sheaf
a collection of items held or bound together
rupture
to break open; burst
adjutant
a staff officer who helps a commandeering officers with administrative affairs
contemptuous
manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful
cupola
a dome-like structure surmounting a roof or dome, often used as a lookout
placidly
satisfied; complacent; calm or quiet
brooding
to be deep in thought; meditating
valiantly
possessing valor; brave
pickets
a detachment of one or more troops held in readiness to advance or to warn of an enemy's approach
pennant
a long, tapering, usually triangular flag used for signaling or identification
cavalier
showing arrogant or off-hand disregard; dismissive
reproachfully
expressing reproach or blame
sentinels
one that keeps guard; a sentry
poised
assured; composed
perpetually
lasting for eternity
convulse
to shake or agitate violently
shoal
a large group; a crowd
parley
a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters
pungent
affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation