21 terms

Call of the Wild Ch 1 - 4 Vocabulary

Vocabulary from Chapters 1 -4 of Call of the Wild
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Primitive
from earliest times; ancient (adjective)
Egotistical
excessively self-absorbed; very conceited (adjective)
Deft
quick and skillful in movement (adjective)
Eloquent
well-spoken; expressive; articulate (adjective)
Unkempt
not neat or cared for (adjective)
Morose
sullen or gloomy (adjective)
Primordial
developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic (adjective)
Vicarious
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another (adjective)
Appease
to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy (verb)
Diabolic
showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil (adjective)
Arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort (adjective)
Instinct
a natural feeling that guides one to act in a certain way (adjective)
Covert
secret or hidden (adjective)
Insidious
intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous (adjective)
Paradox
an apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth (noun)
Solidarity
sense of unity; a sense of sharing a common goal or attitude (noun)
Articulate
express or state clearly (verb)
Resilience
the ability to adapt effectively in the face of threats (noun)
Lugubrious
excessively mournful, very sad (adjective)
Lapsed
time that has past (adjective)
Remnant
a small part remaining behind (noun)