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Vocabulary Unit 1 Stories of Survival

"Dirk The Protector" Vocabulary:

Conventional (adj.): based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed.
Brutal (adj.): savagely violent.
Income (n.): money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments.
Forerunner (n.): a person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else.
Predatory (adj.): seeking to exploit or oppress others.
Alcove (n.): a recess, typically in the wall of a room or of a garden.
Menace (n.): a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
Impasse (n.): a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement.
Decoy (n.): a person or thing used to mislead or lure an animal or person into a trap.
Commotion (n.): a state of confused and noisy disturbance.
Brindle (adj.):  brownish or tawny with streaks of other color.
Furnace (n.): an enclosed structure in which heat is produced (as for heating a house) 
Cohorts (n.):  a group of individuals 

Trot (v.): to move at a pace faster than a walk

 

"Tuesday of the Other June" Vocabulary

Daze (n.): State of feeling confused or unable to think clearly
Recite (v.): To say aloud or repeat from memory
Squawk (v.): Made a loud, angry, cry
Tenant (n.): Someone who lives in a house or apartment and pays money to the buildings owner to live there
Adjust (v.): Gradually get used to a new situation
Rigid (adj.): Still, not bending
Frisky (n.): Full of energy and fun
Torment (v.): Make someone suffer, especially mentally.
Mock (v.): Made fun of someone or something by copying them to make them.
Devoted (v.): Strongly committed or loyal to someone or something
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