Night 8 Vocab

shtibl

a house of prayer

penury

extreme poverty; destitution

rendering

an interpretation or representation of a perspective

waiflike

anything found and not claimed, and the owner is unknown

shekhinah

the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence

Kabbalah

a doctrine that has a mystical method of interpreting Scripture by which initiates claimed to penetrate sacred mysteries

Talmud

the collection of Jewish law and tradition

synagogue

a Jewish house of worship, often having facilities for religious instruction

Maimonides

Jewish scholastic philosopher and rabbi, born in Spain: one of the major theologians of Judaism

Mysticism

the beliefs, ideas, or mode of though of mystics or divinity

Zohar

a medieval mystical work, consisting chiefly of interpretations of the definitive work of Jewish Kabbalah

indulgently

characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive

err

to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken; be incorrect

expelled

to drive or force out or away; discharge or eject

deportees

a person who has been expelled or banned

Gestapo

the German state secret police during the Nazi regime

Haste

urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush

insinuated

to suggest or hint slyly

Zionism

a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel

liquidate

to get rid of, especially by killing

Nyilas

a group of Nazis extremists

Anti-Semitic

a person who discriminates against or is prejudiced or hostile toward Jews

Fascists

a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views

Jubilant

Joyful, excited

Prominent

leading, important, or well-known

Summoned

called upon

Shavuot

a festival celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan honors God's giving of the ten commandments to Moses.

consoling

sympathizing, understanding, showing care

rescinded

to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal

surreptitously

obtained, done, made, ect., by stealth; secret or unauthorized

infinite

without number, forever going, within all time and space

conflagration

a destructive fire, usually an extensive one

Convoy

a ship, fleet, group of vehicles, ect., accompanied by a protecting escort

economize

avoid waste or extravagance, to use sparingly

Anguish

pain, agony

Indifferent

having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested

illusions

something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality

Tumult

A violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar

Imperative

important, crucial, critical

Notorious

well known, usually for doing something negative

Elude

to avoid or escape by sped, cleverness, trickery, ect.; evade

Barrack

a building or group of buildings for lodging many people

Antechamber

A chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or apartment; anteroom

Lucidity

the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible

Floundering

to struggle with stumbling or plunging movement helplessly

Harangued

A scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe

Convalescent

A safe place for the recovery of your health and strength after illness

Liberation

the act of gaining rights or being freed

Blockalteste

Block leader

Epidemic

widespread disease

Altruistic

unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others

Quarantine

to keep isolated

Pittance

a small amount of money

conscientious

controlled by or done according to one's inner sense of what is right; governed by conscience; principled

Meister

master

Evoking

bringing about, causing, producing

Wixened

withered; shriveled

Aryan

Nordic, non-Jewish

Reminiscing

thinking back to times before, remembering earlier moments

UNtenable

incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, ect,; indefensible

Latrines

Outside bathrooms, usually characterized by a hole in the ground to consume the waste

Dissipated

indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate; dissolute

Appelplatz

Common ground to call roll call, assembling point

Lageralteste

Senior camp inmate

Manacled

a shackle for the hand; handcuffed

Oberkapo

corporal, police

Pipel

attractive male child

Agitated

Annoyed, irritated

Grandeur

the quality or state of being impressive or awesome

Lament

to feel or express sorrow or regret for, to mourn over

Achtung

Attention, alert!

Stubenalteste

Room official, the one in charge of the room

Emaciated

thin, wasted, puny, gaunt, haggard, scrawny

Sniggering

sly, disrespectful laughing

Prophecies

A foretelling or prediction of what is to come

Masquerade

A party, dance, or another festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, or fantastic constumes

Automatons

A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot

Comrade

A person who shares in one's activities, occupation, ect.; companion, associate, or friend

Bewildered

Completely puzzled or confused; perplexed

Deprivations

Dispossession; loss

Melancholy

sad, solemn

Accumulating

gathering in amount

Spectacle

A notable sight, an event to witness

Shlomo

A male name meaning Solomon, or God's peace

Fascinated

to arouse the interest or curiosity of; allure

Protruded

to thrust foward, stick out, project out of

Plaintive

expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful

Prostrate

to cast oneself face down, lay down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration

Riveted

Hammered in, or spread out in the end

Etching

Drawing, painting, letting a memory stay vivid

Postponed

To put off until after an event or a certain time

Contemplating

thinking, wondering, pondering