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Red Badge of Courage Vocab

Purl

flow with a swirling motion and babbling sound

Extricate

to free from difficulty

Formidable

inspiring fear

Convulse

suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles

Ruefully

expressing sorrow or regret

Melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

Trundle

move or cause to move slowly and heavily

Rite

a body of customary observances

Cowl

a large loose hood

Blanch

make white of pale by extracting color

Languid

weak or faint from illness or fatigue

Pallid

pale,typically because of poor health

Career

move swiftly and in an uncontrollable way in a specified direction

Writhe

make continual twisting,squirming

Gyrate

move or cause to move in a circle or spiral

Wrench

a sudden violent twist or pull

Harangue

a lengthy or aggressive speech

Waft

pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air

Glower

have an angry or sullen look on one's face

Quail

feel or show fear or apprehension

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