Third Period

  1. Apocalypse – a prophetic revelation
  2. Inimical – unfriendly, hostile
  3. Vagary – an unpredictable action or notion; caprice
  4. Austere – harsh; severe; simple, unadorned
  5. Parochial – (lit. of the parish) restricted within the border of a parish; old-fashioned
  6. Demagogue – Leaders of people who use false claims to advance their own agenda, which is to retain power. Hitler was an example. I’m sure you can think of another.
  7. Truckle – A truckle bed (also known as a trundle bed) is a low bed on wheels that can be pushed under a taller one when not in use. As a verb, it means to submit or yield or to act in a subservient manner.
  8. Torpor – lacking in energy; sluggish
  9. Licentious – A licentious person feels that he or she is free of moral restraint; that is, the rules do not apply to them. Unwanted looks, remarks, or touching are all examples of licentious behavior.
  10. Charisma – a certain je n’ais se quoi (indefinable quality) about a person that gives him or her power over a crowd. Hitler had it, as did Sir Winston Churchill and President John F. Kennedy.

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5

  1. Acumen – sharpness of insight
  2. Allegory – symbolic representation
  3. Allusion – indirect reference
  4. Benefactor – someone giving aid or money
  5. Buffoon – a clown, a fool; someone who cuts up a lot
  6. Cajole – to flatter, coax, or praise
  7. Compunction – a feeling of uneasiness caused by regret or guilt
  8. Cynic – someone who distrusts the motives of others
  9. Euthanasia – mercy killing to prevent horrible suffering
  10. Filch – to steal

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