Little Women vocabulary chapters 21-25

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diligently
showing care and effort in your work or duties.
frolicked
to play in a happy, lively way
regiments
military units, army unit smaller than a division
quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt, state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
surveying
the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map, looking over carefully; inspecting
ceremonious
rigidly formal or bound by convention, marked by formality; extremely formal and polite
dutiful
willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect, respectful; obedient
buoy
float on the surface of water, keep afloat
tedium
boredom; weariness
allude
to hint at, to refer to indirectly
bewilderment
the condition of being confused or disoriented
gesture
motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
defiance
open disobedience or resistance
pinafore
a child's apron, usually large enough to cover the dress and sometimes trimmed with flounces
initiated
to begin or start
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