Vocabulary for Fever 1793


Chapters 1-4


Veal: The flesh of a calf, used as food. n. Origin
Regiment: To organize according to a strict, sometimes oppressive system or pattern. v. (regimented as adj.) Origin
Miasma: Highly unpleasent and unhealthy smell or vapor. n. Origin

Chapters 5-7


larder: A room or large cupboard for storing food. n. Origin
Imp: A mischievious child. n. Origin
Demure: A woman or her behavior. Reserved, shy, and modest. adj. Origin
Mangle: Severly mutilate,disfigure, or by damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing. v. Origin

Chapters 8-10


Vehemently: Showing strong feeling: forceful, passionate, or intense. adv. Origin
Constable: A peace officer with limited policing, authority, typicaly in a small town. n. Origin
Benediction: A service in which congregation is blessed with sacrement. n. Origin
Pestilence: A fatal ecedemic disease. n. Origin
Myrrh: A fragrant gum resin that comes from trees. n. Origin
Kin: Ones family and relations. n. Origin
Valise: A small traveling bag or suitcase.n. Origin

Chapters 11-13

Rutted: A long deep track made by the repeated passage of wheels of vehicles. adj. Origin
Odiferous: Having or giving off a smell. n. Origin
Grippe: Old-Fashioned term for influenza. n. Origin
Gnarled: Knobby, rough, and twisted with age. adj. Origin

Chapters 14-17


Scoundrel: A dishonest or unsrupulous person; a rogue. n. Origin
Magpie: A person who chatters. n. Origin
Jaundiced: A medical condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, arising from exess of the pigment blirubin and typicaly caused by obstruction of the bile duct, by liver disease, or by excessive breakdown of red blood cells. n. Origin

Chapters 18-24

Whirlgig: A toy that spins around, such as a top or windmill. n. Origin
Ninny: A foolish person. n. Origin
Gilt: Covered thinly with gold paint. adj. Origin

Chapters 25-27

Rapscallions: A mischievous person. n. Origin
Balderdash: Senceless writing or talking. n. Origin
Vigilant: Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. adj. Origin

Chapters 28-Epilogue


Threshold: A strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottem of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room. Origin
Bunkum: Nonsense. Origin
Bodice: A part of a woman's dress (excluding sleeves) that is above the waist. Origin
Dantily: Delicate and gracful in build or movement. adj. Origin
Mincemeat: A mixture of currants, raisins, sugar, apples, candied citrus peel, spices,and suet, typically baked in a pie. n. Origin
Begrudge: Anvy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something). Origin