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23 terms

Huck Finn Vocab

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abolish
to do away with.
afoot
something that is developing, or is in the process of happening
air
to make a public utterance
blithe
lighthearted, joyous, glad, cheerful, free of spirit
brazen
shameless, insolent, disrespectful
calamity
a serious event causing distress or misfortune
confound
to cause one to become confused
contrite
extremely apologetic, remorseful, repentant
dissipation
wasteful spending, squandering
divination
foretelling the future by means of magic
frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
haughty
arrogant, excessively proud and vain
histrionic
overly theatrical
hues
colors
infernal
relating to hell
languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak
muse
to ponder
ponderous
very heavy, unwieldly from weight
resolute
characterized by a decided purpose
soliloquy
talking to oneself, a dramatic monologue allowing a character to reveal thoughts
stealthy
acting in a secret and sneaky way--(negative word)
sublime
exalted, noble, uplifting
temperate
exercising self control