25 terms

Patty Reed's Doll Chpts 8-12

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peril
serious and immediate danger
clustered
growing or gathered in a group
neighing
a horse's high-pitched sound
fetch
go for and then bring back
dainty
delicately small and pretty
fierce
having an intense or ferocious aggressiveness
quivered
tremble or shake in a slight rapid motion
moccasins
a soft leather slipper or shoe in a style similar to Native Americans
desolate
deserted of people, being full of emptiness
endure
suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently
monotony
lack of variety and interest, always the same and usually boring
patriotic
having or loyalty to and total support for one's country
tomahawk
a light ax used as a tool or weapon by Native Americans
solemnly
something done in a serious manner
procession
a number of people or vehicles moving forward in an orderly fashion
broiling
extremely hot; scorching
handkerchief
a square of cotton or other finely woven material
summit
the highest point of a hill or mountain
route
a direction along a specified course
canyon
a deep gorge, usually with a river flowing through it
mesa
a flat-topped hill with steep sides
plateau
an area of level high ground
butte
an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a mesa)
plain
not decorated, simple or ordinary in character
Platte
a river system flowing east from central Nebraska to the Missouri River
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