Ms. Lloyd's English 3 Huck Finn vocabulary

commence

to begin; to initiate; to start

onery

mean; contrary; bad-tempered; difficult (and in this novel also used to refer to someone who is common)

raspy

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

stanchion

any vertical post or rod used as a support

temperance

restraint; moderation

fagged

drained of energy or effectiveness; tired

palavering

idle chatter, talk, intended to beguile or charm

brash

offensively bold

contrived

showing effects of planning or manipulation

careened

to lean sideways

plunder

goods or money obtained illegally

gaudy

tastelessly showy; flashy

disposition

personality; temperament

outlandish

conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; bizarre

pensive

persistently or morbidly thoughtful

cavorting

to leap or dance lively; to engage in extravagant behavior; frolicking

histrionic

theatrical; overly dramatic

indifferent

showing no care or concern in attitude or action; unconcerned

obsequies

funeral rites or ceremonies

addled

confused and vague (especially in reference to one's thinking)

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