All Quiet On The Western Front: Vocab

  • From Chapter 6-9
  1. Distinguish: To mark off as different (often followed by from or by).
  2. Caliber: The diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube.
  3. Dementing Convulsion: to make mad or insane. Contortion of the body caused by violent, involuntary muscular contractions of the extremities, trunk, and head.
  4. Debauched: displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure:
    a flabby and debauched face. 2. corrupted; debased: debauched morals.
  5. Oblique:  neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping.
    2. (of a solid) not having the axis perpendicular to the plane of the base.
    3. diverging from a given straight line or course.
    4. not straight or direct, as a course.
    5. indirectly stated or expressed; not straightforward:
  6. Provisions:  a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
    2. the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
    3.arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.


  1. Grievous: causing grief or great sorrow:
    grievous news. 2. flagrant; outrageous; atrocious:
  2. Wags: to move constantly, especially in idle or indiscreet chatter.
  3. Loafer: a person who loafs; lazy person; idler.
  4. Quixotic:  2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
    3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
  5. Laudable Zeal: deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable. fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
  6. Disquietude: uneasiness.
  7. Inadequate: not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
    2. Psychiatry. ineffectual in response to emotional, social, intellectual, and physical demands in the absence of any obvious mental or physical deficiency.
  8. Upbraid: to find fault with or reproach severely; censure:
  9. Furrows: a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.


  1. Assent: to agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to): to assent to a statement.
    2. to give in; yield; concede:
  2. Stark: sheer, utter, downright, or complete:
  3. Extenuation: a partial excuse
  4. Pretense: a false show of something:
  5. Irresolutely: not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating.
  6. Resolute: firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
    2.characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.

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