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flurry
a gust of wind, a sudden commotion
contemplate
to view or consider with careful and thoughtful attention
peer
a person of the same rank or class as another
disconsolate
very sad
dumbfounded
to cause to become speechless with astonishment
soberly
having a serious attitude
scoffed
an expression of scorn or mockery
san
an expression of respect in the Japanese culture, used after a name
hostages
a person held captive as a pledge that promises will be kept or terms met by another
evacuation
to make empty
murky
very dark or gloomy, difficult to understand
reveries
the condition of being lost in thought
teriyaki
a sauce used to flavor food
urgency
the quality or state of being urgent
determined
having reached a decision : firmly resolved
apprehensive
fearful of what may be coming
hazard
a source of danger
solace
comfort in times of grief or worry
Nisei
Japanese, literally "second generation"
: a son or daughter of immigrant Japanese parents who is born and educated in America
sabotage
destructive or blocking action carried on by enemy agents or sympathizers to make a nation's war effort more difficult
chiffon
a very thin fabric especially of silk
chan
a term of endearment, such as "sweetheart" or "mijo"
seminary
a school for the training of priests, ministers, or rabbis
tersely
being brief and to the point
scowl
to make a frowning expression of displeasure
Issei
first generation to come to the United States, born in Japan
dismally
very gloomy and depressing
Samurai
a warrior serving a Japanese feudal lord and practicing a code of conduct which valued honor over life
emphatically
tending to express oneself in forceful speech or action
hysterical
unmanageable fear or outburst of emotion
periodically
published at regular intervals
drone
to make or speak with a low dull monotonous humming sound
fanatic
overly enthusiastic or devoted
indisposed
slightly ill
haughty
rudely proud in a manner that expresses scorn for others
mulling
to think about slowly and carefully
indignant
filled with or expressing indignation
lapsed
to slip, pass, or fall gradually
austere
stern and unfriendly in appearance and manner
parsonage
the house provided by a church for its pastor
specimen
a part or a single thing that shows what the whole thing or group is like
sanctuary
a building or room for religious worship
dormitory
a sleeping room especially for several people
listlessly
too tired or too little interested to want to do things
arrogant
overly proud of oneself or one's own opinions
aliens
a resident who was born elsewhere and is not a citizen of the country in which he or she now lives
ominous
being or showing a sign of evil or misfortune to come
clamoring
a noisy shouting
internment
to confine especially during a war
lilting
to sing or play in a lively cheerful manner