Memoir - Non-fiction

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alien

strange; foreign; exotic

articulate

express or state clearly

avidly

eagerly; enthusiastically; passionately

contemptuous

feeling hatred; scornful; despising

conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

din

a loud harsh or strident noise

emaciated

thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)

en route

on the way

genocide

The killing of people from the same race, political group, or group.

holocaust

the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

loafer

an idle, lazy person

meager

Poor in quality or insufficient in amount.

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others

pen name

a name used in place of a writer's real name 35

prodigious

1) impressively huge, enormous; 2) extraordinary, marvelous

tendered

to offer something to someone