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37 terms

Tom Sawyer Vocab chapter 1-4

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conscience
the ability to recognize right from wrong
vanity
extreme pride in one's ability, possessions, or appearance
vexed
annoyed or bothered by something
sagacity
using wisdom or good judgement
roundabout
not going about something in a direct manner
guile
trickery; deceit; duplictity; lying
bona fide
performed in good faith; genuine; authentic
beguiled
deceived; deluded; tricked
alacrity
cheerfulness; willingness; eager
reposeful
calm; peaceful
melancholy
sadness; depression; gloominess
taw
a large fancy marbel for shooting; the line from which a player shoots in marbles
melodious
nice and pleasant to hear
jeer
mock; taunt; abuse openly
dilapidated
fallen into a state of disrepair; broken-down; in need of repair
balmy
mild and pleasant
intrepid
resolutely courageous; fearless; bold
virtuous
possessing the qualities of moral excellence
eminence
a position of great distinction or superiority
evanescence
that which is likely to vanish; fleeting
furtive
sneaky; sly
pliant
easily bent; flexible; easily persuaded
exultation
joy, triumph, great happiness
audacious
fearlessly daring; bold; insolent
morosely
in a gloomy, depressed, and sullen manner
felicity
great happiness; bliss
blighted
declined; decayed; ruined; destroyed
martyr
one who sacrifices something very important in order to stand up for one's beliefs or principles
benediction
a blessing given at the end of a religious service
contrived
planned; devised
diligently
showing painstaking effort; carefully; industriously
disconcerted
upset; perturbed
tallow
hard fat rendered from sheep or cattle used to make soap, candles, etc.
edifice
a large, impressive building or structure
mien
a way of acting or looking; demeanor; bearing
prodigy
a person endowed with amazing talent, brilliance, etc.
dupe
a person easily deceived or tricked