Island of The Blue Dolphin Ch. 7-13

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Terms in this set (...)

stout
sturdy; strong
dunes
hills of sand formed by the wind
strode
walked with long steps
awl
a pointed tool for poking holes in leather or wood
beckoned
summoned with a movement
forlorn
sad; hopeless
gorged
ate fast and greedily
lair
living or resting place of a wild animal
mussels
bluish-black shellfish, somewhat like clams
befell
happened to
sinews
tendons; the tissues fastening a muscle to a bone
crevices
cracks; narrow openings resulting from a spilt
omen
a sign; a warning
chafing
rubbing
brackish
having a salty taste, as of the sea
clamor
an uproar; a loud sound of shouting and confusion
gruel
a thin porridge
wary
cautious; careful to avoid danger of difficulty
grating
making an unpleasant, harsh, scraping noise
rival
a person or opponent that competes with or tries to be better than the other