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Into the Wild 4 (chapter 15-epilogue)

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chutzpah
(Yiddish) unbelievable gall; nerve, audacity
crampons
metal spikes worn on the bottom of mountaineering boots, usually having twelve points that dig into the ice for traction
phantasmagoria
a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
grotesque
distorted and unnatural in shape or size
atmospheric
having to do with the mass of air that surrounds the Earth
Rubicon
a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment
autonomy
personal independence
Denali
The highest point in North America at 20,320 feet is in Alaska. Known to most American's as Mt. McKinley.
repertoire
the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
resilience
quality of quickly recovering the original shape
moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
absolutism
one person has all the power
scrawn
gaunt and bony
gristle
cartilage, especially when present in meat
precipitious
sudden, very steep
decline
a downward slope or bend
insidiously
causing harm in a sneaky way; intended to trap
epilogue
a short passage added at the end of a literary work
anomalous
deviating from the general or common order or type
bueracracy
a system of managing government through departments run by appointed officials
taiga
biome in which the winters are cold but summers are mild enough to allow the ground to thaw
emaciated
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; unnaturally thin
convulsions
involuntary muscular contractions
dissolves
to bring or to come to an end
sublime
inspiring awe; lifted up or set high
euphoria
a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
transcendent
beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
clarity
clearness; free from obscurity
rapture
a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
distress
psychological suffering; extreme physicall pain
benign
not dangerous to health; harmless
excrete
eliminate from the body
solitary
separated from or unfrequented by others
plausible
within the realm of credibility; a possibility of truth
meager
barely adequate; a small amount