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16 terms

Huck Finn vocab

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dialect
regional way of speaking
attenuate
to make thin or slender
base
low or inferior in quality or position
odious
evoking intense dislike
stile
steps or bars for people to climb over a fence
barlow knife
a large pocket knife with a single blade
tallow
hard fat rendered from sheep or cattle used to make soap, candles, and lubricants
corn pone
cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (Southern)
comport
to behave in a manner that is right
glacis
a gentle slope; an incline before a fortress
delerium tremens
state of confusion with agitation and hallucinations
examples: alcohol
nigh
near in space or time
pathos
a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
towhead
a low, tree-covered sandbar or island on a river
impudent
rude; disrespectful
row
an angry dispute; argument