Huck Finn Vocab

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towhead

a low alluvial island or shoal in a river: sandbar

palavering

to talk profusely or idly

skiff

any of various small boats; a flat-bottomed rowboat

truck

commodities appropriate for barter or for small trade; heterogeneous small articles often of little value

soliloquy

a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections

duds

clothing: personal belongings

parasol

a lightweight umbrella used as a sunshade

texas

a structure on the awning deck of a steamer that contains the officers' cabins and has the pilothouse in front or on top

row

a noisy disturbance or quarrel

escutcheon

a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually consists of a shield

calico

cotton cloth imported from India; a plain white cotton fabric that is heavier than muslin; any of various cheap cotton fabrics with figured patterns

cravats

A band or scarf worn around the neck

heptarchies

The name for a government of seven persons or an alliance of seven kingdoms, each with its own ruler

melodeon

a small reed organ in which suction bellows draws air inward through the reeds

speculate

to assume a business risk in hope of gain; especially : to buy or sell in expectation of profiting from market fluctuations

wigwam

A kind of hut used by some American Indian peoples in the eastern U.S.

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