Huck Finn Vocab

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English 3 Honors CHHS

ornery

mean-spirited

ambuscade

an ambush

highfalutin

pompous or pretentious

stanchion

an upright pole or post

nabob

a person of wealth or prominence

fantods

a state of nervous irritability

reticule

a drawstring handbag or purse

careen

to cause a boat to lean over on one side

rapscallion

a rascal

towhead

a sandbar in a river

infernal

of or relating to hell

decanter

a decorative bottle for serving wine or alcohol

pommel

the upper front part of a saddle

cavort

to romp or prance

scow

a large flat-bottomed boat used for transporting freight

temperance

abstinence from alcohol

phrenology

the study of the skull to reveal character and mental capacity

dauphin

the eldest son of the king of france

dissipate

to separate into parts and disappear

histrionic

excessively dramatic

benefactor

one who gives aid, especially financial aid

imperative

requiring attention or action; necessary

sanctify

to make holy

doxology

an expression of praise to god

passel

a large quantity

obsequy

a funeral rite or ceremony

harrow

a farm tool used to even off ground

sluice

an opening through which anything flows

audacious

unrestrained by convention or propriety

scutcheon

a shield bearing a coat of arms

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