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7th grade reading vocabulary for the book Sounder by William H. Armstrong

puncuated

to give emphasis

whetstone

a fine grained stone used for sharpening cutting tools

sharecropper

a tentant who gives a part of his crop for his rent

addled

unable to think clearly

calloused

hardened or unsympathetic

plaintive

being or sounding mournful or sad

constrained

severly restricted, to compel or oblige someone to do something

kernels

usually edible, the softer part of a seed, fruit or nut

pallet

something makeshift, a straw mattress

mange

a disease in the skin caused by skin parasitic mites

mongrel

a cross-bred of dog

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