Night Vocabulary

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Night Vocabulary
2012-05-01 21:11:23

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  1. cabbala
    the anchient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible
  2. Torah
    the law of God as revealed by Moses
  3. Rabbi
    a Jewish scholar or teacher, one who studies or teaches Jewish law
  4. Synagogue
    the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction
  5. Anti-Semetism
    hostility to or prejustice against Jews
  6. Exterminate
    to destroy completly
  7. Deportation
    expel from a country, typically in the grounds of illegal status or for having commited a crime
  8. Pillage
    (v) rob using violence, esp. in wartime, (n) the action of pillaging a place or property, esp. in wartime
  9. Pious
    (adj) makng a hypocritical display of virtue
  10. Pestilence
    (n) a fatal epidemic disease, esp. bubonic plague
  11. Abominable
    (adj) causing moral revulsion
  12. Sage
    (n) a profoundly wise man, esp. one who features in anchient history or legend
  13. Devoid
    (adj) entirely lacking of free from
  14. Paternal
    (adj) of or appropriate to a father
  15. Hasidic
    (n) a member of a strictly orthodox Jewish sect in Palestine in the 3rd or 2nd centuries BC that opposed hellenizing influences on their faith and supported the Maccabean revolt
  16. Ghetto
    (n) a part of the city, esp. slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups
  17. Transylvania
    a large tableland region of NW Romania, seperated from the rest of the country by the Carpathian Mts. and the Translvanian Alps. Part of Hungry until is became a principality of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, it returned to Hungary at the end of the 17th century and was incorporated into Romania in 1918
  18. Romania/ Rumania
    country in SE Europe, on the Black Sea with the Capital names Bucharest
  19. Talmud
    (n) the body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law