Western Short Stories vocab

20 terms by jg11123

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prod

poke (v)

daft

stupid (adj)

reckon [with]

settle accounts with [v]

plateau

level expanse of land (n)

grope

to search blindly, uncertainly (v)

shear

to remove hair or fleecy from by cutting (v)

ebb

to decline or diminish (v/n)

appraise

to evaluate or judge (v)

sporadic

occurring at irregular intervals (adj)

cavalcade

a parade of horses and riders (n)

shiftless

lacking ambition or purpose (adj)

amiable

friendly (adj)

acrid

sharp or bitter to the taste or smell (adj)

parched

dried out or thirsty from the heat (adj)

queer

not normal (adj)

resolute

firm or determined (asj)

sodden

thoroughly soaked (adj)

contempt

disrespect, scorn (n)

inhibition

the restraint of a desire or impulse (n)

deference

polite yielding to anothers wishes (n)

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