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Fever Word Study #3

18 words from the book Fever 1793

1. contracted... to become sick qith; catch
2. cherub... an angelic child
3. distitute... very poor; lacking a necessity or desire
4. embers... glowing pieces of coal or wood
5. exorbitant... beyond fair; reasonable or expected limits
6. famished... very hungry; starved
7. gnarled... knotted; twisted
8. haste... quickness of motion or action
9. improvised... to act without prior planning or thinkiing
10. indulgence... act of engaging in pleasure or pampering
11. mantle... sleeveless outer garment
12. placid... calm; peaceful; tranquil
13. raspy.. hoarse; harsh sounding
14. relent... to become less harsh or strict; yield
15. scoured... scrubbed
16.skirmish... a minor battle or conflict
17. slovenly... personally untidy
18. vicious... wicked; dangerous
Created by: 20mcummings



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