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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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commenced
started
kin
relation
middling
moderately
victuals
food
ignorant
unlearned
quality
upper-class people
skiff
small boat
tanyard
section in a tannery where tanning vats are kept
ingots
molded metal pieces possibly brick of gold
lath
thin strips of wood
ornery
common; contrary
resigned
quit
raspy
grating; irritating
stile
set of steps
cussed
cursed
hifalutin'
flowery; pompous
stanchion
post
temperance
restraint; moderation
barked
bumped and scraped
dilirium tremens
shaking, hallucinating state brought on by excessive alcohol consumption
fagged
tired
infernal
damnable
gully
trench
palavering
talking dirty
roust
roughly drive from bed
rushes
marsh plains
shanty
cabin
bluff
steep
brash
bold
fan-tods
fidgets; fits
game
animals hunted for meat
hove
past tense of "heave"
lolled
lounged
speculate
take a risk; buy stock
stern
rear end of a boat
hogshead
large barrel
reticule
drawstring bag
notion
idea
contrived
planned
lynched
killed by a mob
pilot-house
where the pilot works on a ship
starboard
the right side of a ship
texas
structure on a steamboat deck that contains the officers' cabins
bitts
posts fixed to the deck of a ship for securing lines
careened
leaned
plunder
stolen goods
scow
large flat-bottomed boat
yarn
tale
gaudy
flashy
hawking
hunting with hawks
snag
part that sticks out
tow-head
sandbar
green
new; not yet experienced
spunk
courage
crockery
pottery
disposition
personality; temperament
outlandish
bizarre
pensive
deep in thought
pined
longed
aristocracy
ruling class
bowie
hunting knife
capered
frolicked
cavorting
frolicking
decanters
glass containers for storing liquor
junketings
get-togethers; feasts
pommel
front of a saddle
puncheon
smoothed log
frauds
fakes
galluses
suspenders
galoot
slang for "fellow"
lineal
direct; in a line
phrenology
the practice of telling people's fortunes by feeling the bumps on their heads
rank
foul-smelling
revival
religious meeting
benefactors
those who help others
cipher
figure
concern
business; establishment
dissipating
spreading thin and eventually vanishing
haughty
proud
histrionic
theatrical; overly dramatic
mire
mud
sockdolager
exceptional blow
blackguarding
insulting; talking about badly
bodkin
dagger
bray
make a sound like a donkey
illustrious
outstanding; famous
imperative
pressing; important and necessary
soliloquy
dramatic monologue
acquit
dismiss from charges
camelpard
giraffe
nonesuch
a person or things without an equal
sot
drunk
greenhorns
inexperienced or unsophisticated people
indifferent
unconcerned
rapscallions
rascals
shines
tricks; capers
frocks
dresses
nigh
near
pallet
mattress
melodeon
small organ
grit
courage
ingenious
clever
sluice
stream
cravats
neckties
penitentiary
prison
shekel
coin
bullyragging
bullying; teasing
doggery
cheap saloon
mesmerizing
hypnotizing
tight
drunk
aground
onto the shore
waylay
lie in wait for
eaves
the lower borders of a roof that overhang the wall
addled
confused
blithesome
merry
brickbat
a fragment of a hard material
inscription
engraved words
insurrection
revolt
remiss
careless
scutcheon
engraved shield
desperadoes
bandits
gunnel
upper edge of a boat's side
pettish
fretful
scamp
rascal
sultry
hot
tan
whip