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Rifka Wk 1

Rifka vocabulary, week 1

characterization n. what the characters do and say; what others think of the character
flashback n. a scene thinking back to an earlier time
immigrant n. a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence
regiment n. a unit of ground forces
rucksack n. a type of knapsack
precaution n. a measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results
bayonets n. a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in close combat
kerchief n. a woman's square scarf worn as a covering for the head or sometimes the shoulders
battalion n. a ground force unit composed of a headquaters and two or more companies or similar units
shalom interj. Hebrew meaning 'peace,' used for a word of greeting or farewell
fumigation n. the act of fumigating, v. fumigate to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting
tormented v. to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain
cossacks n. a person belonging to any of certain groups of Slavs living chiefly in the southern part of Russia in Europe and forming an elite corps of horsemen
Typhus n. an acute, infectious disease caused by several species of Rickettsia, transmitted by lice and fleas, and characterized by headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body
Created by: MrsRooks