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Refugee Vocab

TermDefinition
promenade (noun) a public place for walking especially along a beach
indignation (noun) - anger caused by something that is unfair or wrong
reel (verb) - to move or fall back suddenly
ethereal (adjective) - resembling heaven; seeming to belong to another world
queue (verb) - to form or wait in a line
anecdote (noun) - a short story about an interesting or funny event or occurrence
waning (adjective) - of the moon: to appear to become thinner or less full
perversion (noun) - something that improperly changes something good
fraught (adjective) - full of something bad or unwanted
squalid (adjective) - very dirty and unpleasant
bridge (noun) - the place on a ship where the ship is steered
dubious (adjective) - causing doubt, uncertainty, or suspicion : likely to be bad or wrong
intervene (noun) - to become involved in something (such as a conflict) in order to have an influence on what happens.
behemoth (noun) - something very big and powerful
charade (noun) - something that is done in order to pretend something is true when it is not really true
tedious (adjective) - boring and too slow or long
berate (verb) to yell at (someone) : to criticize (someone) in a loud and angry way
respite (noun) - a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant, or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed
console (verb) - to try to make (someone) feel less sadness or disappointment
abode (noun) - the place where someone lives - usually singular
incoherent (adjective) - not logical or well-organized : not easy to understand
inevitable (noun -- often an adjective) - something that is sure to happen
badger (verb) - to bother or annoy (someone) with many comments or questions
limbo (noun) - in an uncertain or undecided state or condition
rend (verb) - to tear (something) into pieces with force or violence
eternal (adjective) - having no beginning and no end in time : lasting forever
condolence (noun) - a feeling or expression of sympathy and sadness especially when someone is suffering because of the death of a family member, a friend, etc.
canister (noun) - a metal case that contains gas or chemical substances and that bursts when it is fired from a gun
even-keeled (adjective) - being under control or balanced
odyssey (noun) - a long journey full of adventures
euphoria (noun) - a feeling of great happiness and excitement
negotiation (noun) - a formal discussion between people who are trying to reach an agreement
expectant (adjective) - feeling or thinking that something will happen : expecting something
in spite of (phrase) - used for referring to a fact that makes something else surprising
cadence (noun) - a regular beat or rhythm
reverent (adjective) - showing a lot of respect : very respectful
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