The Red Badge of Courage, Chapters 3-8

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This will be on RBoC Quiz 1 that covers Chapters 1-8

facetious

(adj.) humorous, not meant seriously

tumult

a state of commotion and noise and confusion

discomfit

to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass

respite

a pause from doing something (as work)

querulous

habitually complaining

pummeling

to strike repeatedly with your fists

vindictive

showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt

eddy (past tense "eddied)

a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

leer

a suggestive or sneering look or grin

leering

showing sly or knowing malice in a glance

contortion

the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

oratorical

relating to the art of public speaking

countenance

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

resplendent

having great beauty and splendor

sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

protestation

a formal and solemn declaration of objection

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

perfunctory

hasty and without attention to detail

ilk

kind; sort; class; type; a kind of person

regardant

in profile and looking to the rear

obstinantly

Stubbornly

fringe

n., edge

grove

n., small wood without underbrush

bushwhacker

Person who takes part in an ambush

amputate

To surgically remove (for example an arm or leg). Medicine was not as advanced as today during the Civil War; unable to fight infections in torn or broken limbs, Civil War doctors often amputated them.

shell

Projectile from a cannon that explodes

banshee

According to traditional Irish folklore, a female spirit who wails and shrieks; supposedly when a banshee appeared, the death of someone present was imminent.

reserves

Military force withheld from action for later use

wee

Very small, tiny

turbulent

adj., causing unrest, violence, or disturbance

nip

vt., pinch, bite

conventional

adj., ordinary, commonplace

billowing

adj., rising or rolling in waves

flank

The right or left of a formation (of soldiers)

highwaymen

People who rob travelers along roads

singular fortune

Surprisingly good luck

facetious

adj., joking or jesting often inappropriately

throng

n., large number of assembled persons

exasperated

adj., enraged, irritated, annoyed

bawl

vi., cry out at the top of one's voice

appalling

adj., inspiring horror, dismay, or
disgust

composite

Made up of distinct parts

circus parade

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, traveling circuses would advertise their arrival in town by parading through the main streets.

cartridge

Metal tube containing the charge for a firearm

dingy

adj., dirty, shabby

sober

adj., subdued in tone or color

feign

vi., pretend

prominence

n., quality, state, or fact of being noticeable or conspicuous

rally

vt., arouse for action; rouse
from depression or weakness

Chapter 5

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