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Vocabulary Across Five Aprils Vocabulary. Chapters 1-3 1.Aloof- removed or distant either physically or emotionally 2.Comeuppance- a deserved penalty.

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1 Vocabulary Across Five Aprils Vocabulary

2 Chapters Aloof- removed or distant either physically or emotionally 2.Comeuppance- a deserved penalty or punishment 3.Desolate- miserable; forsaken 4.Hedge- avoid giving a direct answer; evade the risk of commitment 5.Secession- formal withdrawal from an organization; withdrawal from the Union by the eleven Southern states that formed the Confederacy 6.Tumult- mental or emotional agitation

3 Chapters Abolitionist- a person in favor of abolishing, or ending slavery 2.Demotion- a reduction to a lower rank or a grade of lesser importance 3.Detain- to delay or hold back 4.Dissipate- to break up and scatter 5.Forte- one’s strong point 6.Indistinct- not sharply outlined 7.Pompous- self-important or arrogant

4 Chapters Compassion- concern for another’s distress; pity 2.Disillusioned- stripped of hopes or optimistic notions 3.Hoard- to keep (something) to oneself 4.Inept- lacking in fitness or aptitude 5.Interminable- having or seeming to have no end 6.Lurk- to lie in wait in a place 7.Provoke- to call forth a feeling or an action 8.Tenacious- determined; unyielding; persistent

5 Chapters Bigot- a person stubbornly devoted to his or her own prejudices and opinions 2.Complicity- participation in a wrongful act 3.Egotism- an exaggerated sense of self- importance; conceit 4.Gracious- characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit 5.Irreparable- not able to be fixed, repaired, or undone 6.Siege- a military blockade of a city or fortified place to force its inhabitants to surrender

6 Chapters Aloof 1.Aloof- removed or distant either physically or emotionally 2.Comeuppance 2.Comeuppance- a deserved penalty or punishment 3.Desolate- 3.Desolate- miserable; forsaken 4.Hedge- 4.Hedge- avoid giving a direct answer; evade the risk of commitment 5.Secession- 5.Secession- formal withdrawal from an organization; withdrawal from the Union by the eleven Southern states that formed the Confederacy 6.Tumult- 6.Tumult- mental or emotional agitation Chapters Abolitionist- 1.Abolitionist- a person in favor of abolishing, or ending slavery 2.Demotion- 2.Demotion- a reduction to a lower rank or a grade of lesser importance 3.Detain- 3.Detain- to delay or hold back 4.Dissipate- 4.Dissipate- to break up and scatter 5.Forte- 5.Forte- one’s strong point 6.Indistinct- 6.Indistinct- not sharply outlined 7.Pompous- 7.Pompous- self-important or arrogant Chapters Compassion 1.Compassion- concern for another’s distress; pity 2.Disillusioned- 2.Disillusioned- stripped of hopes or optimistic notions 3.Hoard- 3.Hoard- to keep (something) to oneself 4.Inept- 4.Inept- lacking in fitness or aptitude 5.Interminable- 5.Interminable- having or seeming to have no end 6.Lurk- 6.Lurk- to lie in wait in a place 7.Provoke- 7.Provoke- to call forth a feeling or an action 8.Tenacious- 8.Tenacious- determined; unyielding; persistent Chapters Bigot- 1.Bigot- a person stubbornly devoted to his or her own prejudices and opinions 2.Complicity- 2.Complicity- participation in a wrongful act 3.Egotism- 3.Egotism- an exaggerated sense of self- importance; conceit 4.Gracious- 4.Gracious- characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit 5.Irreparable- 5.Irreparable- not able to be fixed, repaired, or undone 6.Siege- 6.Siege- a military blockade of a city or fortified place to force its inhabitants to surrender


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