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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.

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night vocabulary

Night Vocabulary


1,2,3,6,and 7th Period

Miss. Drane

part 1 vocabulary
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.
  • Anecdotes (n.): short humorous or interesting stories.
  • Expelled (v.): driven out; forced to leave.
  • Edict (n.): a decree or proclamation.
  • Revoked (v.): took back; withdrew; cancelled.
  • Knapsacks (n.): backpacks; canvas, nylon, or leather bags used for carrying supplies.
  • Abominable (adj.): detestable; extremely unpleasant.
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Part 1 Vocabulary Cont’d
  • Molten (adj.): melted; liquefied by heat.
  • Truncheons (n.): billy clubs; heavy sticks.
  • Fasting (v.): abstaining from foods as a religious discipline.
  • Compatriots (n.): countrymen; native inhabitants; colleagues.
  • Farce (n.): mockery; ridiculous sham.
  • Disposed (adj.): inclined; having a certain disposition.
  • Pillage (v.): to strip of money or goods by open violence; plunder.
  • Convoy (n.): fleet; group of vehicles.
  • Pestilential: harmful, destructive, or evil.
  • Stench (n.): offensive smell or odor; stink.
part 2 vocabulary
Part 2 Vocabulary

Sage (adj.)

Devoid (adj.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Monocle (n.)

Unremittingly (adj.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Humanity (n.)

Bestial (adj.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Lucidity (n.)

Oblivion (n.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Tunic (n.)

Reckoning (n.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Oppressive (adj.)

Harangued (v.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Leprous (adj.)

Convalescent (adj.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Colic (n.)

Clout (n.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Remorse (n.)

Reverie (n.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Placard (n.)

Compulsory (adj.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Muster (v.)

Ration (n.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Wizened (adj.)

Fortnight (n.)

Withered; shriveled.

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Congealing (v.)

Relentlessly (adv.)

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.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d

Sentence: The travel brochure’s blandishments made even Dakota a desirable destination for our family vacation.

Blandishments (n.)

Actions that flatter or entice.

Synonyms: flattery, persuasion, coaxing.

part 3 vocabulary
Part 3 Vocabulary

Queue (n.)

Cauldrons (n.)

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.

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Part 3 Vocabulary Cont’d

Gallows (n.)

Manacled (v.)

Wooden frame for hanging people.

Synonyms: scaffold, gibbet.

Sentence: During the French Revolution, many revolutionaries were sentenced to death on the gallows.

Handcuffed; shackled.

Synonyms: handcuff, restrain, shackle.

Sentence: After being caught by the sheriff the man’s hands were manacled behind his back.

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Part 2 Vocabulary Cont’d


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.

part 4 vocabulary
Part 4 Vocabulary

Prostrated (v.)

Lamentation (n.)

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.

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Part 4Vocabulary Cont’d


Countenance (n.)

Illusion; something illusory or unattainable.

Synonyms: fantasy, vision.

Sentence: The Jew’s peaceful solution to the war proved to be a mirage.

Facial expression.

Synonyms: features, profile.

Sentence: She displayed a confident and thoughtful countenance as she completed her English test.

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Part 4 Vocabulary Cont’d

Interminable (adj.)

Emaciated (adj.)

Unending; incessant.

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.

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Part 4 Vocabulary Cont’d

Wallowing (v.)

Meager (adj.)

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.

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Part 4 Vocabulary Cont’d

Crucible (n.)

Derision (n.)

Severe test or trial.

Synonyms: trial, gauntlet, ordeal.

Sentence: Shawn White is ready to face the crucible of the Olympics.

Ridicule; mockery.

Synonyms: mockery, jeers, taunts.

Sentence: Moshe the Beadle’s stories of the Germans were greeted with derision and disbelief.

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Part 4 Vocabulary Cont’d

Dysentery (n.)

Automatons (n.)

Severe diarrhea caused by infection.

Those who behave or respond in a mechanical way, like robots.

Synonyms: robot, android, bot.

Bereaved (v.)

Saddened by a loved one’s death.

Privations (n.)

Lack of basic necessities or comforts of life.

Synonyms: hardship, destitution.

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Part 4 Vocabulary Cont’d

Encumbrance (n.)

Apathy (n.)

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.

part 5 vocabulary
Part 5 Vocabulary

Indifference (n.)

Livid (adj.)

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.

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Part 5 Vocabulary Cont’d

Simultaneously (adv.)

Hillock (n.)

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.

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Part 5 Vocabulary Cont’d

Vulnerable (adj.)

Visionary (adj.)

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.

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Part 4 Vocabulary Cont’d

Liquidated (v.)

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.