Tom Sawyer Vocab chapter 1-4

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first four chapters

conscience

the ability to recognize right from wrong

vanity

extreme pride in one's ability, possessions, or appearance

vexed

annoyed or bothered by something

sagacity

using wisdom or good judgement

roundabout

not going about something in a direct manner

guile

trickery; deceit; duplictity; lying

bona fide

performed in good faith; genuine; authentic

beguiled

deceived; deluded; tricked

alacrity

cheerfulness; willingness; eager

reposeful

calm; peaceful

melancholy

sadness; depression; gloominess

taw

a large fancy marbel for shooting; the line from which a player shoots in marbles

melodious

nice and pleasant to hear

jeer

mock; taunt; abuse openly

dilapidated

fallen into a state of disrepair; broken-down; in need of repair

balmy

mild and pleasant

intrepid

resolutely courageous; fearless; bold

virtuous

possessing the qualities of moral excellence

eminence

a position of great distinction or superiority

evanescence

that which is likely to vanish; fleeting

furtive

sneaky; sly

pliant

easily bent; flexible; easily persuaded

exultation

joy, triumph, great happiness

audacious

fearlessly daring; bold; insolent

morosely

in a gloomy, depressed, and sullen manner

felicity

great happiness; bliss

blighted

declined; decayed; ruined; destroyed

martyr

one who sacrifices something very important in order to stand up for one's beliefs or principles

benediction

a blessing given at the end of a religious service

contrived

planned; devised

diligently

showing painstaking effort; carefully; industriously

disconcerted

upset; perturbed

tallow

hard fat rendered from sheep or cattle used to make soap, candles, etc.

edifice

a large, impressive building or structure

mien

a way of acting or looking; demeanor; bearing

prodigy

a person endowed with amazing talent, brilliance, etc.

dupe

a person easily deceived or tricked

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