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Vocab from the book Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

providence

divine guidance and care

ornery

uncooperative and irritable

ambuscade

the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

tract

an extended area of land

raspy

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

tanned

thrashed, beaten

pungle

to pay or contribute

temperance

restraint or moderation

palavering

talking idly

quicksilver

a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element

injun

Slang for american indian

reticule

small bag or purse

derrick

a machine with a long arm used to lift something; crane

tow-head

a low island or sandbar in a river

frowsy

negligent of neatness especially in dress and person

junketings

get together; feasts

puncheon

made of split logs; floor

galoot

a disreputable or clumsy man

scow

Flat-bottomed boat

contrite

extremely apologetic, remorseful, repentant

lath

thin strips of wood

yawl

a sailing vessel with two masts

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