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vocab for Hiroshima

vocab for the book hiroshima

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
efficacious
having the right power/effect
panic grass
a type of grass
Mercurochrome
trademark of an aniseptic (medicine that kills germs) company
succor
relif/help
charnel-house
a place where bodies or bones are put
debilitating
to weaken
attitudinizing
something that affects the attitude or mood of someone
lassitude
weak and tired/listless
gas gangrene
a type of gangrene that swells up a lot
emanations
heavy gaseous isotopes that come when a radioactive element decays
credence
to give someone credit for something they did
contusions
bruses
rayon
to be made of thick/synthitic/people made it fabric
cylotron
an elelerator that moves charged particles in a madnetic feild
latency
ages 6-12
analogous
comparing something/ something you can compare to something else
porte-cochere
a shelter like and awening (a little like a tent)
dendrology
the study of trees
xenophobic
fear of strangers/ forgners/people that are diffrent from you
talismanic
good luck/good luck carm
triangulating
to break up a map/divide something into triangles
feverfew
a bush with leaves and flowers close together
extracated
to get out/pull away from
goosefoot
a weedy plant w/ small flowers fleshy leaves
brackish
mixed (ex. part salt part fresh water=mixed water)
parsonage
member of the clergy
hedonistic
selfish/self gratification/being self centered and haveing a selfish or plesuar filled lifestyle
breviary
a book of prayrs used by Cathloic preists
terminus
the end/end point
solicitous
careful/concerned
estuarial
the part of a river where it meets the ocean
wassermann test
test to find stds
sampan
a small asian flat bottem boat moved w/ oars
redolent
smells good
capricious
impulsive/making fast disions and doing them now
moribund
really close to being dead
panorama
a really good view (of stuff in front of you)
staves
a pole for sopport(walking stick or staff) or chapters (a christmas carol)

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