18 terms

The Call of the Wild Vocabulary set 2

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primordial
having existed from the beginning
imperative
some duty that is essential and urgent
combatant
someone who fights (or is fighting)
antagonist
someone who offers opposition
assailant
someone who attacks
virtue
the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
cunning
marked by skill in deception
intent
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
tuition
teaching pupils individually
dispatch
send away towards a designated goal
belligerent
characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
diabolic
extremely evil or cruel
gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
prowess
a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
retaliate
make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
malingerer
someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
peril
a state of danger involving risk
cadence
a recurrent rhythmical series