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25 terms

Tom Sawyer 1

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Guile
the quality of being crafty, Cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery
Loathed
hated, despised
Peril
a state of danger involving risk, put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
Covet
wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
Gait
a person's manner of walking, the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
Deluge
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; flooded (water)
Furtive
secret and sly or sordid, marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
Vexation
the act of troubling or annoying someone, something or someone that causes anxiety
Convulsion
a violent disturbance
Edifice
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place, building
Galled
irritated; angered, painful from having the skin abraded
Tranquil
peaceful, calm, free from disturbance, characterized by absence of emotional agitation
Predestined
established or prearranged unalterably, destiny; fate; decided beforehand
Vagrant
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support, continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
Animosity
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility, strong dislike; bitter hostility
Homage
honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to, respectful deference
Mortify
cause to feel shame, hold within limits and control
Odious
deserving hate or contempt, evoking intense aversion or dislike
Pariah
a person who is rejected (from society or home), an outcast
Portentous
of momentous or ominous significance
Wane
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Pallid
abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
Stolid
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility, not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
Averted
turned away; prevented
Flogged
beaten severely with a whip or rod, beaten, whipped