eng huck finn vocab

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pungle

to pay or contribute

oracle

a shrine where an oracular god is consulted

reticule

a woman's drawstring handbag

ornery

ill-tempered

skiff

small boat rowed by one person

haughty

arrogant

soliliquy

speech made to oneself when alone

highfalutin

conceited

palavering

to talk unnecessarily at length

avarice

extreme greed for material wealth

shinning

climb fast

incommensurable

impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence

deleterious

harmful

ephemeral

short-lived

florid

excessively decorated or embellished

sluice

conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate

peart

lively; brisk; cheerful

sockdolager

a heavy finishing blow

jocular

in a joking manner

evanescent

tending to vanish like vapor

garret

attic

desperado

reckless, bold outlaw

defenestrate

toss out the window

facetious

humorous, not meant seriously

senescent

aging, growing old

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