25 terms

My Side of the Mountain Ch. 11-17

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threadbare
worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor
poplar
softwood tree
marksmanship
skill in shooting at a target
vengeance
punishment in return for an injury or a wrong; unusual force or violence
vengeance
punishment in return for an injury or a wrong; unusual force or violence
thunderheads
The type of clouds that thunderstorms form from, in science called cumulonimbus clouds
cargo
goods carried in large quantities
knotholes
a hole in a piece of timber where a knot has fallen out, or in a tree trunk where a branch has decayed.
fascinated
held the attention of; captivated
moral
A practical lesson about right and wrong, or the practice of making judgement based on ethics or religion
moccasins
flat shoes made of soft leather
cosmetic
relating to beauty; affecting the surface of something
originated
came from, started
dale
a valley, especially a broad valley
burrows
holes in the ground made by animals
gleam
to shine brightly
cache
a concealed store of goods or valuables
scheme
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
sapling
a young tree
hearth
the floor of a fireplace; the fireside as a symbol of the home and family
preening
in birds, the act of grooming and maintaining their feathers
cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
steely
coldly determined; hard
furtively
stealthily; expressive of hidden motives
scrabbly
sparse or scrubby
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