Thoreau-Walden Vocab

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swath

The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade

superfluous

not necessary or relevant; uncalled-for

evitable

avoidable

frittered

to reduced or squander little by little

Spartan

Simple, frugal, or austere

supernumerary

exceeding a fixed, prescribed, or standard number; extra

sentinels

one that keeps guard; a sentry

pecuniary

of or relating to money: a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives

perturbation

a cause of disturbance or upset

alluvion

the flow of water against a shore or bank

faculty/faculties

any of the powers or capacities possessed by the human mind

discern

to perceive with the eyes or intellect; detect

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