Call of the Wild, chpt. 7

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18 terms · This is the vocab for the book Call of the Wild Chapeter 7: The souding of the call

Ambuscade

place a surprise attack

cessation

ceasing or stopping

chaff

husks of grain that are seperated when the grain is beaten during threshing

commingled

mixing together

excrescence

natural outgrowth

palmated

shaped like a hand with fingers spread

paroxysms

outbursts or convulsions

pell-mell

jumbled or confused

pertinacity

stubborness

placer

a deposit of sand mixed with gold

ptarmigan

a northern or alpine game bird

rampant

unrestrained; spreading unchecked

slake

to satisfy

sluice boxes

long channels through which water is run, leaving gold

usurp

takes over control

vigor

active physical or mental strength

virilty

masculine mental or physical strength

wantonness

lack of discipline

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