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Huck Finn Vocab

English 3 Honors CHHS
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ornery
mean-spirited
ambuscade
an ambush
highfalutin
pompous or pretentious
stanchion
an upright pole or post
nabob
a person of wealth or prominence
fantods
a state of nervous irritability
reticule
a drawstring handbag or purse
careen
to cause a boat to lean over on one side
rapscallion
a rascal
towhead
a sandbar in a river
infernal
of or relating to hell
decanter
a decorative bottle for serving wine or alcohol
pommel
the upper front part of a saddle
cavort
to romp or prance
scow
a large flat-bottomed boat used for transporting freight
temperance
abstinence from alcohol
phrenology
the study of the skull to reveal character and mental capacity
dauphin
the eldest son of the king of france
dissipate
to separate into parts and disappear
histrionic
excessively dramatic
benefactor
one who gives aid, especially financial aid
imperative
requiring attention or action; necessary
sanctify
to make holy
doxology
an expression of praise to god
passel
a large quantity
obsequy
a funeral rite or ceremony
harrow
a farm tool used to even off ground
sluice
an opening through which anything flows
audacious
unrestrained by convention or propriety
scutcheon
a shield bearing a coat of arms