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Vocabulary chapter 1 - 5 Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Aleut
native to the Aleutian Islands, a chain of islands located off the coast of Alaska
kelp
large, coarse brown seaweed
ravine
a deep, narrow cut in the earth
parley
to hold an informal conference with an enemy
league
a measure of distance equal to about three miles
sparingly
in a thrifty, saving manner
pursued
chased
stalked
walked stiffly or angrily
slain
killed; murdered
pelts
the skins of furry animals
strewn
covered by objects that are scattered or carelessly spread around
stunted
slowed in normal growth
ceased
stopped; ended
bales
large bundles of material tied together
retreat
withdraw; pull back
portioned
cut or divided into portions or shares
abalones
large sea snails having a bowl-like shell
decreed
proclaimed; made an official order
mesa
a flat-topped hill with steep sides