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18 terms

Call of the Wild, chpt. 7

This is the vocab for the book Call of the Wild Chapeter 7: The souding of the call
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Ambuscade
place a surprise attack
cessation
ceasing or stopping
chaff
husks of grain that are seperated when the grain is beaten during threshing
commingled
mixing together
excrescence
natural outgrowth
palmated
shaped like a hand with fingers spread
paroxysms
outbursts or convulsions
pell-mell
jumbled or confused
pertinacity
stubborness
placer
a deposit of sand mixed with gold
ptarmigan
a northern or alpine game bird
rampant
unrestrained; spreading unchecked
slake
to satisfy
sluice boxes
long channels through which water is run, leaving gold
usurp
takes over control
vigor
active physical or mental strength
virilty
masculine mental or physical strength
wantonness
lacfk of discipline