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Vocab Unit 8
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acquiesced      antagonism       desecrate           interloper        embroil          feud            languor               marauders                    precipitous                    succor

The Interlopers

Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym are bitter enemies, who have been embroiled in a long standing family feud that dates back for generations. The conflict involves a narrow strip of precipitous land that borders both of their properties. Each man claims the steep little strip of land is his and has accused the other of being an interloper on his property.
 

One night Ulrich is out patrolling his grounds, hunting for Georg, whom he believes is desecrating his land. Suddenly, in a dark, lonely isolated area of forest, the two marauders come face to face. Filled with antagonism for each other, the men are intent on murdering one another.  Before they can shoot, however, a tree falls, pinning both men to the ground. At first, each claims his men will show up first and kill the other.  

Soon, however, in pain and languor, the men realize the foolishness of their feud and finally acquiesce to making peace and pledging eternal friendship. Together they lay and wait for help that will bring relief and succor, but will they ever be rescued?

Answer the following questions?

1.                  Which word could describe gangs who terrorize their neighbors?

2.                  Which word could describe what you do for a friend who fails a test?

3.                  Which word could describe a trail that runs up a steep mountain?

4.               Which word could describe the action of a brother who agreed to go shopping with his little sister?

5.            Which word could describe the state of someone who is recovering from a serious illness?

6.                  Which word could describe someone who is caught trespassing on private property?

7.      Which word could describe a long running argument between parties?

8.      Which word could describe the act of spray painting the side of a public building?

9.      Which word could describe the rivalry between two enemies?

10. Which word could describe the action of being involved in a scandal?

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