Huck Finn Vocab

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elicit

v. to bring out a response, to evoke

vacuous

adj. lacking in ideas or intelligence

impetuous

adj. characterized by sudden or rash action/emotion; impulsive

erroneous

adj. containing error; mistaken, incorrect, wrong

facet

n. aspect, phase, side

reciprocal

adj. mutual, corresponding, matching, complementary; equivalent

incredulous

adj. indicating or showing unbelief

supercilious

adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

feign

v. to imitate deceptively; to make believe; pretend

conscientious

adj. meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular

wan

adj. of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color

complacent

adj. often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied

intimation

v. make known subtly and indirectly; hint

anon

adj. in a short time; soon

contiguous

adj. connecting without a break; uninterrupted

cower

v. to crouch, as in fear or shame

interpose

v. to step in between parties at variance; mediate

apathetic

adj. not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive

languid

adj. lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent

strident

adj. having a shrill, irritating quality or character

deft

adj. nimble; skillful; clever

clad

adj. dressed; covered

permeate

v. to pass into or through every part of; to penetrate through the pores; to be diffused; pervade; saturate

innuendo

n. an indirect comment about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature

vehement

adj. strongly emotional; intense or passionate

cordial

adj. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm

corpulent

adj. large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat

provincial

adj. having the manners, and viewpoints considered characteristic of of a province; rustic

din

n. a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor

knickerbocker

n. any New Yorker

fluctuate

v. to change continually; shift back and forth

sporadic

adj. appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional

divine retribution

n. punishment from a higher being for bad deeds or transgressions

rajah

n. a king or prince in India; a minor chief or dignitary

valor

n. heroic courage; bravery

somnambulatory

adj. related to sleep walking

denizen

n. an inhabitant; a resident; one that frequents a particular place.

jaunty

adj. easy and sprightly in manner or bearing

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