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organized massacre of a minority group

pogroms

2

to cause to feel resentment, to provoke

piqued

3

secretly, stealthily

surreptitiously

4

intense, passionate, enthusiastic

ardent

5

laughter because of obvious absurdity, ridiculous

ludicrous

6

wild and primitive, exceedingly brutal, savagely cruel

barbarous

7

unable to express thoughts in an orderly manner; unclear

incoherent

8

criticize sharply, reprimand, to express sharp disapproval because of behavior or actions

rebuke

9

one who believes all events are predetermined by fate; person who views everything as inevitable

fatalist

10

not friendly, distant

aloof

11

expert in an art or skill

proficient

12

flirtatious

coquettish

13

done in secret

clandestine

14

inescapable of being retracted or revoked

irrevocable

15

continuing without interruption

incessantly

16

rebuke severely, sternly blame, disgrace

reproachfully

17

unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint, harsh punishment

oppressive

18

silly and pointless, foolish and inane

fatuous

19

abrupt and curt manner or speech, discourteously blunt

brusquely

20

info used to promote a political cause or point of view

propaganda

21

lack of basic necessities, when essential things to life are scarce or lacking

privations

22

quiet and calm, thoughtful and reflective, engaged in serious thought

pensive

23

comfort in a time of sadness

solace

24

dejection, disheartened, low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage

despondency

25

to be marked by brash behavior, disrespectful, not showing respect

impudent

26

dexterous, skillful, adept under pressing circumstances

adroit

27

speak of as unimportant or inferior, belittle, something is of little worth

disparaging

28

cool carefree, casually unconcerned, calm and relaxed, cool, calm, collected

nonchalance

29

to alienate the affections of

estrangement

30

dangerously lacking in stability, subject to change, likely to fall or collapse

precarious

31

put an end to forcibly

suppressed

32

joking, humorous, playful

jocular

33

discolored as from bruises, furiously angry

livid

34

building to care for those in need

asylum

35

bottomless pit

abyss

36

believing all people are motivated by selfishness

cynical

37

conquered, ascended, incapable of being overcome

insurmountable

38

protective care of God, careful about planning for the future and saving money for the future

providence