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22 terms

Huckleberry Finn Vocab

Vocab from the book Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.
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providence
divine guidance and care
ornery
uncooperative and irritable
ambuscade
the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
tract
an extended area of land
raspy
unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
tanned
thrashed, beaten
pungle
to pay or contribute
temperance
restraint or moderation
palavering
talking idly
quicksilver
a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element
injun
Slang for american indian
reticule
small bag or purse
derrick
a machine with a long arm used to lift something; crane
tow-head
a low island or sandbar in a river
frowsy
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person
junketings
get together; feasts
puncheon
made of split logs; floor
galoot
a disreputable or clumsy man
scow
Flat-bottomed boat
contrite
extremely apologetic, remorseful, repentant
lath
thin strips of wood
yawl
a sailing vessel with two masts