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Vocab #1

Vocab #1 on A Separate Peace

blitzkreig "Lighting Wars" type of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland in 1939
capacious (adj.) able to hold much, roomy
cupola a roof in the form of a dome
deign to lower oneself before an inferior
droll amusing in an odd or whimsical way
fanfare a sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments. Any showy display
fey giving an impression of vague unworldliness
insidious intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
inveigle to tempt or persuade by using deception or flattery
maim (v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
mote small particle, speck
prow front of a boat
salient prominent; of notable significance
sinecure (n.) a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
specter a ghost; a haunting fear of future trouble
Throng A large number of people gathered together; a crowd
venerable respected because of age
transfix to cause (someone) to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment
laud to praise, to extol
bildungsroman A coming of age story
Created by: Tamarbz79
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