28 terms

Blood on the River Vocabulary Chapter 17-25

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calloused
insensitive and toughened
sputter
spit out in bursts
naive
gullible, lacking worldliness
ruckus
a noisy commotion
crouch
to stoop, esp. with the knees bent
delirium
a temporary state of mental confusion resulting high fever
shuddery
to shiver convulsively as from fear or revulsion
accusations
charged of wrong doing
imposing
very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, and elegance
helm
a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered
plaited
a braid, especially of hair or straw
puccoon
any of certain plants that yield a red dye
mesmerized
to hypnotize; to spell bind; fascinate; to compel by fascination
chalice
a drinking cup or goblet
ridicule
speech or action intended to cause contemptuous laughter at a person or thing
bandoleers
a broad belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers and having a # of small loops or pockets
cicadas
any large homopterous insect
petticoats
a woman's slip or underskirt
convert
to change into another form, substance, or state
emperor
the male sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire
coronation
the act or ceremony of crowning asking, queen, or other sovereign
dawdling
to waste time
authority
the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes
breechcloth
a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth
ritual
an established or prescribed ceremony for a religious or other rite
dimmed
lessened
conjectures
an opinion or theory so formed or expressed
beffiting
suitable; proper; becoming