Vocabulary: Sections 2, 3, pages 21-43



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Vocabulary: Sections 2, 3, pages 21-43

Part I: Using Prior Knowledge and Context Clues

Below are the sentences in which the vocabulary words appear in the text. Read the sentence. Use any clues you can find in the sentence combined with your prior knowledge, and write what you think theunderlined words mean on the lines provided.
1. Free from all social constraint, young people gave way openly to instinct, taking advantage of the darkness to flirt in our midst. . .

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2. We still had a few provisions left. But we never ate enough to satisfy our hunger.

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3. The world was a cattle wagon hermetically sealed.

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4. The heat, the thirst, the pestilential stench, the suffocating lack of air-- these were nothing ascompared with these screams which tore us to shreds.

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5. In the middle stood the notorious Dr. Mengele. . .

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6. . . . a typical SS officer: a cruel face, but not devoid of intelligence, and wearing a monocle.

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7. . . . a typical SS officer: a cruel face, but not devoid of intelligence, and wearing a monocle.

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8. In one ultimate moment of lucidity it seemed to me that we were damned souls . . .

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9. "You are at Auschwitz. And Auschwitz is not a convalescent home."

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10. They were all laughing and joking and shouting blandishments at one another for a good part of the way.

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Part II: Determining the Meaning

Match the vocabulary words to their dictionary definitions.

1. constraint _____ A. necessary supplies, such as food

2. provisions _____ B. coaxing by flattery

3. hermetically _____ C. clear understanding

4. pestilential _____ D. known widely and unfavorably; infamous

5. notorious _____ E. restrictions

6. devoid _____ F. an eyeglass for one eye

7. monocle _____ G. likely to cause an epidemic disease

8. lucidity _____ H. completely lacking or empty



9. convalescent _____ I. returning to health after an illness

10. blandishments _____ J. sealed against the entry or escape of air


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