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rucksack
knapsack or backpack
emerged
became visible
regiment
large military unit of ground troops made up of three battalions
precaution
action to prevent something bad from happening
burlap
a tough material often used for making bags
bayonet
a long knife that can be fastened to the end of a rifle
battalion
three of these military units form a regiment
herring
a type of fish
Sabbath
the day of rest and worship in some religions
distract
to draw someones mind away from what they are doing
dwarfed
made something else look very small
waning
getting smaller in strength
schnapps
type of liquor
stench
a strong, unpleasant smell
vile
disgusting
fumigation
to expose to fumes in order to kill vermin
tormented
caused pain or suffering
Cossacks
famous horseman of Russia
lapsed
fell or slipped off little by little
fretted
worried
commotion
a lot of noisy excited activity
intentions
thins you mean to do
peasant
poor farmer
scrubby
small thin
wretched
worthless, pitiful, pathetic
clung
hung on
loping
running or tagging along
bleakness
depressing, harsh
deformities
misshapen body parts
spittle
spit
frenzied
crazed
tallis
Jewish prayer shawl
mitzvah
Jewish party celebrating the beginning of adulthood
twine
to wind in a series of loops
cabarets
restaurants or nightclubs with musical entertainment
shirring
ruffles
davening
praying
kindled
burning
perukes
wigs
czarina
Russian empress
billowing
waving
modesty
bashfulness; not boastfulness
stammering
speaking with hesitation
tempest
violent storm
pogrom
organized masacre
pogrom
organized massacre
hold
the part of a ship where cargo is stored
samovar
metal container with a spigot and heating tube
detaining
delaying
interpreter
someone who gives a translation from one language to another
simpleton
an unwise, foolish person
greenhorn
an inexperienced person
insulted
upset because of a rude action or remark
plentiful
existing in large amounts
cowered
cringed from fear
deportation
to send a person back to his or her own country
tensely
nervously
compassion
caring
stern
strict or harsh