vocab for black star bright dawn

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malamute

n. a dog often used to draw sleds especially in northern North America

sympathetic

adj. arising from the sensitivity of others by putting yourself in the other person's shoes

buffeted

v. to pound repeatedly

skimmed

v. to pass swiftly or lightly over

lull

v. temporary calm before or during a storm

sinew

n. tendon used as a string

derelict

n. a bum, a person without support or means

din

n. a loud confused mixture of noises

mukluks

n. an eskimo boot made of sealskin or reindeer skin

skiff

n. a small boat

bedraggled

adj. limp or dirty or soggy from rain or mud

fanciful

adj. showing free imagination rather then reason

floe

n. flat mass of moving ice

phobia

n. an irrational, persistent fear of dread

wan

adj. pale sickly

billows

n. a large wave

treacherous

untrustworthy, unreliable

drone

v. to make a low, dull, monotonous humming sound

strewn

v. to spread by scattering

hypothermia

n. abnormally low body temperature

harpoon

n. the barbed spear used especially in hunting whales

towline

n. a line cord that the dogs use to pull the sled

inhabit

v. to live or dwell in

superstition

n. beliefs or practices resulting from ignorance fear of the unknown or trust in magic or chance

grope

v. to fell or search blindly or uncertainly

haughty

proud, arrogant

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