Little House on the Prairie, 4th-8th, Vocabulary

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jamboree

a large festive gathering

earnest

a serious and intent mental state

barred

to fasten with a bar

sod

the grass covered surface of the ground

billow

a rolling mass (as of flame or smoke) that resembles a high wave

furrow

something that resembles the track of a plow

shrill

to utter or emit an acute piercing sound

flutter

to move about or behave in an agitated aimless manner

queer

differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal

bundles

a group of things fastened together for convenient handling

bristle

to rise and stand stiffly erect, to show anger

contradict

to say the opposite of what has been said

cower

to shrink away or crouch especially for shelter from

dwindle

to become steadily less; shrink

hew

to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument

massacre

the brutal killing of a very large number of people, often in

rafter

any of the parallel beams that support a roof

savory

pleasing to the taste or smell

sham

something that is false and not what it seems to be

surly

mean, rude or unfriendly

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