Night: Night Part 1 Vocabulary Flashcards


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Night
Chapters 1, 2
Night by Elie Wiesel
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english language arts and reading, biography & autobiography, jewish, history, modern, 20th century, holocaust
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encumbered

burdened; impeded; restricted

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lorries

small wagons or carts

3

betrothals

engagements; promises to marry

4

billeted

housed; quartered; lodged

5

anecdotes

short humorous or interesting stories

6

expelled

driven out; forced to leave

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edict

a decree or proclamation

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revoked

took back; withdrew; canceled

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knapsacks

backpacks; canvas, nylon, or leather bags for carrying supplies

10

molten

melted; liquefied by heat

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truncheons

billy clubs; heavy sticks

12

fasting

abstaining from foods as a religious discipline

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compatriots

countrymen; native inhabitants; colleagues

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farce

mockery; ridiculous sham

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disposed

inclined; having a certain disposition

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pillage

to strip of money or goods by open violence; plunder

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convoy

fleet; group of vehicles

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pestilential

harmful, destructive, or evil

19

stench

offensive smell or odor; stink

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abominable

detestable; extremely unpleasant