True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle part 4

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vocab. chap. 16-20

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

apprehensive

in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

fastidious

giving and careful attention to detail

pang

a sudden sharp feeling

amiss

in an imperfect or faulty way

tumultuous

noisy and disorderly

perish

To die

conspiracy

a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

afoul

entangled

descend

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

solemn

Very serious

portentous

puffed up with vanity

apparition

the appearance of a ghostlike figure

copiously

Large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful

shrewd

clever

surge

a large sea wave

enormity

the quality of being outrageous

vague

not clearly understood or expressed

rapt

wholly absorbed as in thought

crucial

of extreme importance

vouch

give supporting evidence

sway

win approval or support for

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