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a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy.
Hasidic
a Jewish house of worship,
synagogue
a system of esoteric theosophy and theory developed by rabbis,
cabbala
the collection of Jewish law and tradition
Talmud
the German state secret police during the Nazi regime,
Gestapo
chief religious official of a synagogue
rabbi
the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.
diplomacy
a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel.
zionism
a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
Fascist
To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
filleted
a section of a city, esp. a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.
ghetto
a formal and systematic exposition in writing of the principles of a subject, generally longer and more detailed than an essay.
treatise
A short account of an interesting or humorous incident
anecdotes
the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.
deportation
Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.
hermetically
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
pious
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease
pestilential
repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome
abominable
A short stick carried by police; a billy club
truncheons
irrational from fear, emotion, or an emotional shock
hysterical
stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action
incite
widely and unfavorably known
notorious
an eyeglass for one eye
monocle
characteristic of or befitting a father
paternal
a furnace for cremating
crematory
a motor truck, esp. a large one.
lorry
all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind
humanity
without reason or intelligence; brutal; inhuman
bestial
easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible
lucidity
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack;
harangued
paroxysmal pain in the abdomen or bowels
colic
a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing
reverie
the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests
base
promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
Messiah
a ruffian or hoodlum
hooligan
A contest between antagonists; a match
bouts
holiness, saintliness, or godliness
sanctity
a file or line, esp. of people waiting their turn
queue
A member or descendant of the prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European
Aryan
shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc
refuge
very slight, gradual, or subtle
imperceptibly
on which condemned persons are executed by hanging.
gallows
harsh; strident; grating
raucous
an expression of grief or sorrow
lamentation
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh
emaciated
the foretelling or prediction of what is to come.
prophecies
reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence; destroy utterly
annihilate
a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot
automatons
to deprive and make desolate, esp. by death
bereaved
something burdensome, useless, or superfluous; burden; hindrance
encumbrance
outward aspect or appearance
semblance
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement
apathy
to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment;
appeasing
anything presented to the sight or view, esp. something of a striking or impressive kind
spectacle
lack of interest or concern
indifference
a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc
grimace
the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact
contagion
a small hill
hillock
expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
plaintive
to implore urgently
beseeching
Incapacitated by illness or injury
invalids
a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction (tonic spasm) or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations (clonic spasm)
spasmodically
not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
idleness
the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding
resistance