Night Vocabulary. ENGLISH II 1,2,3,6,and 7 th Period Miss. Drane. Part 1 Vocabulary. Encumbered (adj.): burdened; impeded; restricted. Lorries (n.): small wagons or carts. Betrothals (n.): engagements; promises to marry. Billeted (v.): housed; quartered; lodged.
1,2,3,6,and 7th Period
Wise person; mentor
Synonyms: Wise, discerning, insightful.
Sentence: Wiesel had many sagesin his life who taught him many life lessons.
Not possessing; depleted; without.
Synonyms: empty, vacant.
Sentence: Lisa’s bedroom was devoid of any furniture.
Spectacle for one eye.
Sentence: Wearing a monocle makes you look smart.
Incessantly; not letting up; not stopping.
Synonyms: Ceaseless, continual.
Sentence: Stephen asked unremittingly to go to his girlfriend’s house.
Humankind; the human race.
Synonyms: mankind, people.
Sentence: Hitler committed appalling crimes against humanity.
In the form of a beast; inhuman; brutal.
Synonyms: savage, barbarous, brutish.
Sentence: The beast from Beauty and the Beast or Gaston.
Clearness of thought; clairvoyance.
Synonyms: clarity, simplicity, lucidness.
Sentence: The lucidity of the recipe should ensure a minimum of confusion.
State of being completely forgotten or unknown.
Synonyms: Forgetfulness, nirvana.
Sentence: VCR machines were destined for oblivion.
Gown-like outer garment, either loose or close-fitting.
Sentence: Before going to the store, Malala dressed in the tunic her grandmother made her.
Judgment; settlement of accounts.
Synonyms: appraisal, evaluation, estimate.
Sentence: The Jews of Sighet’sreckoning began when the edicts started to take their freedoms away.
Burdensome; very uncomfortable
Synonyms: harsh, tyrannical, brutal.
Sentence: The country is ruled by an oppressive regime.
Scolded violently; attacked verbally.
Synonyms: lecture, discourse.
Sentence: He harangued us for hours about what he thought the evils of popular culture were.
Affected with leprosy.
Recovering from an illness.
Synonyms: recuperating, improving, recovering.
Sentence: The convalescent patient slept for many days after having her wisdom teeth surgically removed.
Sudden violent outburst of pain in the abdomen or bowels.
Sentence: At only six months old, Collin suddenly had a harsh case of colic.
A blow, especially with the fist.
Synonyms: punch, strike, hit, slap.
Sentence: The German soldiers dealt out incessant clouts to the elderly, children and crippled as all the Jews were forced to leave their homes.
Painful regret; compassion..
Synonyms: guilt, regret
Sentence: The child was filled with remorse after he lied to his parents.
State of dreamy meditation; daydream.
Synonyms: trance, daydream.
Sentence: The knock on the door broke Sophie’s reverie about Justin Bieber.
A sign or notice.
Sentence: Everyday at closing time the waitress hung the “closed” placard on the door before she went home.
Required; mandatory; obligatory.
Synonyms: mandatory, required, essential.
Sentence: Attending school is a compulsory activity.
To gather; collect.
Synonyms: assemble, mobilize, recruit.
Sentence: He never failed to muster a crowd for his dazzling magic tricks.
Allowance of food; provisions.
Synonyms: allowance, portion, allocation.
Sentence: When soldiers go overseas they are given a ration to live off of.
Synonyms: aged, wrinkled, creased.
Sentence: Moshe the Beadle was a wizened, weather-beaten old man.
Two weeks; 14 nights and days.
Sentence: The Jews travelled a fortnight before reaching Auschwitz.
Solidifying; coagulating; jelling.
Synonyms: clot, thicken, set.
Sentence: The jellocongealed when it was put in the refrigerator.
Not giving in; unyielding.
Synonyms: persistently, unyieldingly, determined.
Sentence: The hunter relentlessly pursued his prey.
Sentence: The travel brochure’s blandishments made even Dakota a desirable destination for our family vacation.
Actions that flatter or entice.
Synonyms: flattery, persuasion, coaxing.
Line of people waiting their turn.
Synonyms: row, column, lineup.
Sentence: When the meteorologist predicted that it would snow there was a very long queue at the supermarkets.
A large metal pot with a lid and handle; kettles or pots.
Synonyms: pot, kettle.
Sentence: We had to cook the soup in two large cauldrons in order to feed everyone.
Wooden frame for hanging people.
Synonyms: scaffold, gibbet.
Sentence: During the French Revolution, many revolutionaries were sentenced to death on the gallows.
Synonyms: handcuff, restrain, shackle.
Sentence: After being caught by the sheriff the man’s hands were manacled behind his back.
Subversion; destructive action or interference by an enemy.
Synonyms: damage, impair, vandalize.
Sentence: A rumor was started at school in which the seniors would sabotage the high school’s annual honors night.
Cast oneself face down in humility, submission, or adoration.
Sentence: The woman prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church.
Expression or cry of grief.
Synonyms: weeping, wailing, mourning.
Sentence: Throughout the county there were scenes of lamentation after the Queen’s death.
Illusion; something illusory or unattainable.
Synonyms: fantasy, vision.
Sentence: The Jew’s peaceful solution to the war proved to be a mirage.
Synonyms: features, profile.
Sentence: She displayed a confident and thoughtful countenance as she completed her English test.
Synonyms: everlasting, ceaseless, constant, continual.
Sentence: The meeting was bogged down in interminable discussions.
Thin; gaunt; haggard.
Synonyms: bony, wasted, skeletal.
Sentence: The young girl was so emaciated that she could hardly stand.
Taking pleasure in; reveling.
Synonyms: bask, delight, revel.
Sentence: After a long day of touring, I was wallowing in the luxury of the hotel.
Scanty; inadequate; deficient in quantity or quality..
Synonyms: scanty, limited, insufficient.
Sentence: The British were forced to supplement their meager earnings.
Severe test or trial.
Synonyms: trial, gauntlet, ordeal.
Sentence: Shawn White is ready to face the crucible of the Olympics.
Synonyms: mockery, jeers, taunts.
Sentence: Moshe the Beadle’s stories of the Germans were greeted with derision and disbelief.
Severe diarrhea caused by infection.
Those who behave or respond in a mechanical way, like robots.
Synonyms: robot, android, bot.
Saddened by a loved one’s death.
Lack of basic necessities or comforts of life.
Synonyms: hardship, destitution.
Burden; a dependent person.
Synonyms: hindrance, obstacle, inconvenience.
Sentence: Without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail.
Lack of emotion, passion or interest.
Synonyms: indifference, unconcern, impassivity.
Sentence: There was widespread apathy among all the football players.
Lack of interest or concern.
Synonyms: apathy, unconcern, disinterest.
Sentence: She shrugged, feigning indifference when confronted about her grade in History.
Deathly pale; pallid; ashen.
Synonyms: sickly, colorless, pasty.
Sentence: Her face was livid with fear.
Existing or occurring at the same time; concurrent.
Synonyms: concurrently, in unison.
Sentence: Allison and Frank jumped in the air simultaneously on the beach.
A small hill.
Sentence: Candace climbed the hillock with ease.
Capable of being hurt physically or emotionally.
Synonyms: helpless, powerless, impotent, weak, defenseless.
Sentence: The Jews were vulnerable against the Germans.
Deceptive; misleading; imaginary.
Synonyms: idealistic, illusionary, unrealistic, unreal, fictional.
Sentence: At first, the Jews of Sighet had a visionary view of the Germans.
Gotten rid of; done away with.
Synonyms: dissolve, disband
Sentence: The ghettos were liquidated and all the Jews of Sighet were sent to concentration camps.