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Flashcards in Book Thief Vocab Deck (37):
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Allude

To refer to

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Increment

Amount of increase

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Trepidation

Fear

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Hiatus

a break or interruption

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Vehement

Forcibly expressed, deeply felt

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Prolific

Marked by abundant growth

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Castigate

To punish, to criticize severely

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Aforementioned

Mentioned previously

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Nefarious

Flagrantly wicked

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Luminary

A person of prominence or brilliant achievement

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Futility

Uselessness

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Volatile

Explosive

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Affability

Kindness or amiability

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Incense

To make very angry

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Diabolical

Very wicked

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Incongruous

Incompatible

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Innocuous

Harmless, not controversial

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Ostracism

Socially excluded

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Capitulate

To give up, to stop resisting

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Archetype

A perfect example, an original pattern or model

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Quell

To reduce to submission

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Bemused

Puzzled or distracted

23

Placid

Serene

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Immutable

Unchanging was

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Fervent

Marked by intense feeling

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Beleaguered

Troubled or harrassed

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Tepid

Lukewarm

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Machination

Scheming action intending to cause evil

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Gratuitous

Unwarranted or uncalled for

30

Dour

Gloomy or stern

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Vociferous

Insensitively loud or bellowing

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Idyllic

Picturesque in natural simplicity

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Altercation

Noisy and angry argument

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Tirade

Long and harsh speech

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Nonplussed

At loss as to what to say

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Miscreant

One who behaves criminally

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Apocalyptic

Prophetic, forecasting final doom