25 terms

My Side of the Mountain Ch. 6-10

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snares
a trap for catching animals
cloudburst
a sudden, heavy rain
reaped
gathered; brought in
raving
wild, irrational, or incoherent talk
nestlings
young birds that are not ready to leave the nest
pinfeathers
in poultry, a feather that is not fully developed
stroobly
hair standing on end
pulpit
a podium used for preaching
furthermore
in addition
dappled
marked with spots or rounded patches
berated
scolded
ravine
deep, narrow gorge worn by running water
smoldering
burning with little smoke and no flame
rumpus
noisy commotion
astonishment
Great surprise or amazement
poacher
A person who hunts or fishes illegally, sometimes for trophy pieces
whittling
Carving by shaving away bits of wood with a knife
trillium
a flower with three petals
frayed
worn away or tattered along the edges
scant
Not enough or barely enough
stately
dignified, majestic
carcass
the dead body of an animal
tanning
the process of transforming animal skins into leather
provoke
stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone
hypothesize
to make a guess you can test, often based on previous knowledge or an assumption
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