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Tom Sawyer vocab

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sagacity
high intelligence; shrewdness; quick of perception
derision
ridicule; mockery
audacious
daring; bold; impudent
furtive
sly; stealthy; sneaky
vestibule
a passage or hall inside the outer door of a house or church
homage
an act of respect or reverential worship
monotonously
with a dull sameness; with an irksome sameness; with repetition
animosity
a feeling of dislike or strong hatred
incongruous
out of place; absurd; out of keeping
auspicious
promising well; favorable
seize
to take legal possession of; to grasp suddenly; to capture; to arrest
embellish
to beautify or adorn; to enhance with fictitious adulation
insipid
lacking character or vigor; dull
impatient
restless; eager to do something ; anxious
procured
obtained; gotten
desolate
miserable, lonely, bare, in ruin
zephyr
a cool or refreshing breeze
scorn
hold in contempt; despise; disdain; hate
illustrious
renowned; celebrated; noble; famous
torment
(n)great pain or anguish; (v) to annoy or harass
prophecy
noun prediction of future events
purloin
to steal
rebuke
to express sharp disapproval for a fault
apprehensive
fearful; uneasy
melancholy
sadness or depression of spirits; unhappiness
mutiny
open revolt
remorse
sorrow for wrong doing; regretting a wrongful deed
credulous
gullible
soliloquized
talked to oneself, not really talking to someone
incantation
a set of words spoken as a magic charm or to cast a magic spell.