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NIGHT vocab

vocab from the book Night

TermDefinition
waif a person, especially a child, who is homeless, friendless, or ignored
sublime impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe
surreptitious obtained, done, made by stealth; secret
altruistic unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others
imprudent lacking discretion; incautious; rash
billet lodging for troops; an official order, written, or verbal, directing the person to whom it is addressed to provide such lodging
penury extreme poverty
conflagration a destructive fire, usually extensive
benediction the form of blessing pronounced by an officiating minister, as at the close of divine service
poignant profoundly moving, touching
insinuate to suggest or hint shyly
crucible a severe, searching test or trial
convalescence the gradual recovery of health and strength after illness
harangue a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack
lucid easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible
Created by: samponder