All Quiet on the Western Front Vocabulary

Aberration – a state or condition markedly different from the norm
Acrid – strong and sharp, as a taste
Affable – diffusing warmth and friendliness
Anemic – relating to or having a deficiency of red blood cells
Annihilation – destruction by obliterating something
Apoplexy – a loss of consciousness from the lack of oxygen in the brain
Apparition – a ghostly appearing figure
Appraise – consider in a comprehensive way
Armistice – a state of peace agreed to between opponents
Aspirant – an ambitious young person
Attribute – a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Automaton – a mechanism that can move independently of external control
Barrack – lodge in buildings used to house military personnel
Barrage – the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area
Baseness – unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
Bewilder – cause to be confused emotionally
Billet – provide housing for (military personnel)
Blanched – developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
Bobby – an informal term for a British policeman
Bourne – an archaic term for a boundary
Bowels – the center of the Earth
Brothel – a building where prostitutes are available
Buxom – healthily plump and vigorous
Canteen – a room with food sold to personnel at an institution
Ceaselessly – with unflagging resolve
Chloroform – a volatile liquid haloform ; formerly used as an anesthetic
Claustrophobia – a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
Cleave – separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
commissariat – a stock or supply of foods
Compensation – the act of making amends for service or loss or injury
Composure – steadiness of mind under stress
Concussion – injury to the brain caused by a blow
Condemnation – an expression of strong disapproval
Confound – be confusing or perplexing to
Congeal – become gelatinous
Convalescent – returning to health after illness or debility
Convulse – move or stir about violently
Cunning – showing inventiveness and skill
Debauch – a wild gathering involving excessive drinking
Delirium – a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion

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