Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

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  1. aberration
    a state or condition markedly different from the norm
  2. acrid
    strong and sharp, as a taste
  3. affable
    diffusing warmth and friendliness
  4. anemic
    relating to or having a deficiency of red blood cells
  5. annihilation
    destruction by obliterating something
  6. apoplexy
    a loss of consciousness from the lack of oxygen in the brain
  7. apparition
    a ghostly appearing figure
  8. appraise
    consider in a comprehensive way
  9. armistice
    a state of peace agreed to between opponents
  10. aspirant
    an ambitious young person
  11. attribute
    a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity
  12. automaton
    a mechanism that can move independently of external control
  13. barrack
    lodge in buildings used to house military personnel
  14. barrage
    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area
  15. baseness
    unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
  16. bewilder
    cause to be confused emotionally
  17. billet
    provide housing for (military personnel)
  18. blanched
    developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
  19. bobby
    an informal term for a British policeman
  20. bourne
    an archaic term for a boundary
  21. bowels
    the center of the Earth
  22. brothel
    a building where prostitutes are available
  23. buxom
    healthily plump and vigorous
  24. canteen
    a room with food sold to personnel at an institution
  25. ceaselessly
    with unflagging resolve
  26. chloroform
    a volatile liquid haloform ; formerly used as an anesthetic
  27. claustrophobia
    a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
  28. cleave
    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  29. commissariat
    a stock or supply of foods
  30. compensation
    the act of making amends for service or loss or injury
  31. composure
    steadiness of mind under stress
  32. concussion
    injury to the brain caused by a blow
  33. condemnation
    an expression of strong disapproval
  34. confound
    be confusing or perplexing to
  35. congeal
    solidify, thicken, or come together
  36. convalescent
    returning to health after illness or debility
  37. convulse
    move or stir about violently
  38. cunning
    showing inventiveness and skill
  39. debauch
    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking
  40. delirium
    a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion
  41. delouse
    free of lice
  42. demolish
    destroy completely
  43. derive
    come from
  44. despicable
    morally reprehensible
  45. destitute
    poor enough to need help from others
  46. devastation
    the state of being decayed or destroyed
  47. devour
    eat immoderately
  48. differentiate
    acquire a distinct character
  49. disconcert
    cause to lose one's composure
  50. disgruntle
    put into a bad mood or into bad humour
  51. divination
    the art or gift of prophecy by supernatural means
  52. downy
    like down or as soft as down
  53. dysentery
    an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
  54. emaciate
    grow weak and thin or waste away physically
  55. entanglement
    an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
  56. esprit de corps
    the spirit that makes the members of a group want to succeed
  57. evacuate
    move out of an unsafe location into safety
  58. expound
    add details, as to an account or idea
  59. fastidious
    giving careful attention to detail
  60. fortnight
    a period of fourteen consecutive days
  61. gangrene
    the localized death of living cells
  62. generation
    group of genetically related organisms in a line of descent
  63. glower
    look angry or sullen as if to signal disapproval
  64. gnaw
    bite or chew on with the teeth
  65. grievous
    causing or marked by grief or anguish
  66. grub
    ask for and get free; be a parasite
  67. hemorrhage
    the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
  68. impinge
    infringe upon
  69. indigent
    poor enough to need help from others
  70. inducement
    a positive motivational influence
  71. infuriate
    make furious
  72. insensate
    devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
  73. insubordination
    defiance of authority
  74. irresolute
    uncertain how to act or proceed
  75. knapsack
    a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
  76. laconically
    in a dry laconic manner
  77. latrine
    a public toilet in a military area
  78. loftily
    in a lofty manner
  79. lorry
    a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
  80. louse
    a wingless, parasitic insect
  81. malicious
    having the nature of threatening evil
  82. monotonous
    sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  83. moor
    come into or dock at a wharf
  84. morphia
    an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium
  85. munition
    weapons considered collectively
  86. munition
    weapons considered collectively
  87. mutter
    talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  88. nauseate
    upset and make ill
  89. oblique
    slanting or inclined in direction or course or position
  90. onslaught
    an offensive against an enemy
  91. opalescent
    having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
  92. ostracize
    expel from a community or group
  93. palatial
    relating to or being a large and stately residence
  94. pallid
    deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress
  95. parapet
    a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
  96. patronizing
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  97. poplar
    any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
  98. precipitous
    extremely steep
  99. predominant
    having superior power and influence
  100. protrude
    extend out or project in space
  101. quake
    shake with fast, tremulous movements
  102. quartermaster
    an officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops
  103. queue
    a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
  104. quiver
    shake with fast, tremulous movements
  105. ration
    a fixed portion that is allotted
  106. reminiscence
    a mental impression retained and recalled from the past
  107. renunciation
    the act of sacrificing or giving up or surrendering
  108. repress
    conceal or hide
  109. requisition
    an authoritative request or demand
  110. retaliate
    make a counterattack and return like for like
  111. reverberation
    a remote or indirect consequence of some action
  112. satchel
    luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom
  113. scat
    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  114. scatter
    cause to separate and go in different directions
  115. schnapps
    any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
  116. scrounge
    obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
  117. skirmish
    a minor short-term fight
  118. slaughter
    the killing of animals, as for food
  119. stupor
    marginal consciousness
  120. sullen
    showing a brooding ill humor
  121. superfluous
    more than is needed, desired, or required
  122. surreptitious
    marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
  123. taper
    diminish gradually
  124. tedious
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  125. toil
    work hard
  126. tremulous
    quivering as from weakness or fear
  127. tunic
    loose fitting cloak or blouse extending to the hips or knees
  128. unattainable
    impossible to achieve
  129. uncompromising
    not making concessions
  130. ventilate
    furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape
  131. voracity
    extreme gluttony
  132. wrathfully
    in a wrathful manner
  133. wretch
    someone you feel sorry for

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