Review this Vocabulary

"Gimpel the Fool" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, page 95
Quiz 1
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rabbi teacher and spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation The rabbi said that I should leave my wife.
lying-in giving birth We could not travel because my wife had reached the lying-in period.
mad in this text, not angry, but rabid from the bite of a wild animal He was bitten by a mad dog and got very sick
golem in this story, a blockhead, a stupid person I didn't know she would grow up to be a golem.
yeshiva an Orthodox Jewish school for preparing young men for the rabbinic ministry His parents encouraged him to join the yeshiva.
Messiah the promised savior from God, whose arrival is announced by the blowing of a ram's horn Christians believe that Jesus is the Messiah.
indignantly angrily The dog indignantly nipped at the badger in the backyard.
unscathed unharmed; without injury He left the accident scene unscathed despite the many casualties.
dowry money or property given by a bride's family to her husband He loved her so much that he did not expect much of a dowry.
guilder a unit of money in the Netherlands The dowry turned out to be several thousand guilders.

Gimpel the Fool Vocabulary Quiz #1
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