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Simmons-Night Vocab.

Night Vocab.

TermDefinition
edict a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
expound to make a detailed statement
pestilential relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases
pillage to strip ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war; plunder
premonition a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event
bestial beastlike, brutal, inhuman, savage
reprieve a delay of inflicting punishment
crucible a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.
emaciated abnormally thin or weak- due to illness or lack of food
incite to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action
embark to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey
encumbrance to impede or hinder; hamper
vigilant watchful to detect danger, alert
revelation the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure
expulsion the act of driving out or expelling
pious having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God
haggard having a exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion or anxiety
bewildered completely puzzled, perplexed and confusing
hooligan a ruffian or hoodlum
cynical distrusting or disparaging the motives of others
nocturnal active at night
livid having a discolored, bluish appearance-by a bruise
semblance a likeness, image, or copy
robust strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous
apathy absence or suppression of passion, emotion or excitement
compulsory required; mandatory; obligatory:
Created by: isimmons