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the quality of being wise or having good judgement
the part of speech of sagacity
"She was half sorry her _________ had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once."
the part of speech of alacrity
"Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but _______ in his heart."
to descend to the level of one considered inferior
the part of speech of condescend
"These two great commanders did not ______ to fight in person - that being better suited to the smaller fry - but sat together on an eminence and conducted the field operations by order delivered through aides-de-camp."
a building, especially one of imposing size
the part of speech of edifice
"The church's high-backed uncushioned pews would seat about three hundred persons; the ______ was but a small, plain affair, with a sort of pine-board tree-box on top of it for a steeple."
to decrease gradually in size, amount, intensity, or degree
the part of speech of wane
"When the interest in art began to _____, the two fell to talking."
pale or wan in color or complexion
the part of speech of pallid
"The moon drifted from behind the clouds and exposed the _____ face."
having or revealing little emotion; impassive
the part of speech of stolid
"And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the ______ murderer, and clasped his appealing hands.''
part of speech of miscreant
"And when he had finished and still stood alive and whole, their wavering impulse to break their oath and save the poor betrayed prisoner's life faded and vanished away, for plainly this ______ had sold himself to Satan, and it would be fatal to meddle with the property of such a power as that."
a state of paralyzing dismay
the part of speech of consternation
"This phase filled the old lady's heart with __________."
immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy
part of speech of avariciously
"One day Tom was in the act of dosing the crack when his aunt's yellow cat came along; purring, eyeing the teaspoon ___________, and begging for a taste."
a meeting at a prearranged time and place
the part of speech of rendezvous
"Three miles below St. Petersburg, at a point where the Mississippi River was a trifle over a mile wide, there was a long, narrow, wooden island, with a shallow bar at the head of it, and this offered well as a _______."
to steal, especially in a stealthy way
"They tried to argue it away by reminding conscience that they had ______ sweetmeats and apple scores of times; but conscience was not to be appeased by such thin ________."
the part of speech of purloined
a quality that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow
the part of speech of pathos
" 'I reckon I ain't dressed fitten for a pirate' he said with a regretful ______ in his voice; ' but I ain't got none but these.' "
seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible
the part of speech of plausibilities
disposed to believe too readily; gullible
the part of speech of credulous
"A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy heights of a grass-blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said: Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, Your house is on fire, your children's alone; and she took wing and went off to see about it- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was _________ about conflagrations, and he had practiced upon its simplicity more than once."
the emblems and symbols of royalty
the part of speech of regalia
"They tramped gaily along, over decaying logs, through tangled underbrush, among solemn monarchs of the forest, hung from their crowns to the ground with a drooping ________ of grapevines."
to live desolate alone, especially by death
the part of speech of bereaved
"Then with a mutual impulse the two _________ women flung themselves into each others arms and had a good consoling cry, and then parted."
to infer from inconclusive evidence; to guess
the part of speech of conjectured
"He went on listening, and gathered by odds and ends that it was ___________at first that the boys had got drowned while taking a swim; then the small raft had been missed; next, certain boys said the missing lads had promised that the village should 'hear something' soon; and wise heads had 'put this and that together', and decided that the lads had gone off on that raft, and would turn up at the next town presently; but towards noon the raft had been found, lodged against the Missouri shore some five or six miles below the village, and then hope perished; they must be drowned, else hunger would have driven them home by nightfall if not sooner."
menacing; threatening; an evil omen
the part of speech of ominous
"And then it was discomforting to see Huck eyeing Joe's preparations so wistfully, and keeping up such an _________ silence."
to reach the highest point or degree; climax
the part of speech of culminated
"The storm ___________ in one matchless effort that seemed likely to tear the island to pieces, burn it up, drown it to the tree tops, blow it away and deafen every creature in it, all at one and the same moment."
behavior typical of a mischievous person
the part of speech of rascalities
"The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank ___________, well deserving the cowhide."
lacking in harmony; incompatible
the part of speech of incongruous
"It might seemed to him a waste of pomp and ammunition to kill a bug with a battery of artillery, but there seemed nothing __________ about the getting up of such an expensive thunderstorm as this to knock the turf from under an insect like himself."
to do away with completely so; as to leave no trace
the part of speech of obliterated
"Since Tom's harassed conscience had managed to drive him to the lawyer's house by night and wring a dread tale from lips that had been sealed with the dismalest and most formidable of oaths, Huck's confidence in the human race was well-nigh ____________."
to evade or escape from
the part of speech of elude
"Parties were able to ______ each other for the space of half an hour without going beyond the known ground."
clearly expressed; easily understood; intelligable
the part of speech of lucid
"In a _______ interval, Huck feebly led up to the subject of taverns and finally asked, dimly dreading the worst, if anything had been discovered at the Temperance Tavern since he had been ill."
pen name; a fictitious name assumed by an author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
What is Mark Twain's real name?
November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri
When and where was Mark Twain born?
What year did Mark Twain die?
Where did Mark Twain move to when he was 4?
What year did Mark Twain's father die?
He worked at a printshop, the "Hannibal Gazette"
What was Mark Twain's first job?
17; New York
How old was Mark Twain when he left Hannibal to see the world? How far did he get?
He was a pilot's apprentice on a Mississippi riverboat
What job did Mark Twain get when he came back home?
1861; it stopped his career on the riverboat
In what year did Grant want to split the Confederacy by stopping trade and travel on the Mississippi, and what did it do to Mark Twain?
He joined the Confederacy briefly, but did not like it and decided to move west to become a miner.
Since he couldn't be a riverboat pilot anymore, what did Mark Twain do?
A writer for a newspaper
What did Mark Twain become when he was in the West?
'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
What was Mark Twain's first short story?
What was Mark Twain's wife's name?
Where did Mark Twain and Olivia settle?
dead cats rid warts; spunk water rids warts; Fridays are the unluckiest day of the week; the best time to hunt treasure is in the midnight shadow; the riddle Tom told a ladybug to make it fly away
What were some odd superstitions from Tom Sawyer?
What type of characters are Tom and Huck?
1. The Prince and the Pauper
2. Life on the Mississippi
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
4. A Confederate Yankee in King Arthur's Court
5. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
What were some other works of Mark Twain?
1. "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
2. "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
3. "Be careful of reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
4. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear- not absence of fear."
5. "There are several good protections against temptations but the surest is cowardice."
What are some notable quotes from Mark Twain?
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