Huckleberry Finn Vocab. Quiz

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abolish

to do away with

afoot

something that is developing, or is in the process of happening

air

to make a public utterance

blithe

lighthearted, joyous, glad, cheerful, free of spirit

brazen

shameless, insolent, disrespectful

calamity

a serious event causing distress or misfortune

confound

to cause on the become confused

contrite

extremely apologetic, remorseful, repentant

dissipation

wasteful spending, squandering

divination

foretelling the future by means of magic

frivolous

lacking in seriousness or importance

haughty

arrogant, excessively proud and vain

histrionic

overly theatrical

hues

colors

infernal

relating to hell

languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

muse

to ponder

ponderous

very heavy, unwieldly from weight

resolute

characterized by a decided purpose

soliloquy

talking to oneself, a dramatic monologue allowing a character to reveal thoughts

stealthy

acting in a secret and sneaky way--this is a negative term

sublime

exalted, noble, uplifting

temperate

exercising self-control

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