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Reading English vocab for end of semester

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Matt swinging his catch __ as he had seen Attean do
nonchalantly
To Matt's astonishment he spoke to the fish quite solemnly, a few __ words, then tossed it back into the stream
incomprehinsible
His father had been assured by the __ that his new settlement would be safe
proprietors
He pulled a dirty corncob pipe from his pocket and stared down at it __
ruefully
They were handsome and new, of moosehide,dark and glistening with grease, tied with __ thongs that were long enough to wrap about his ankles
stout
Inside there were shelves along one wall and a sturdy __ __ with two stools
puncheon table
The cabin was a __, the stools overturned
shambles
__, he made his way through the brush
warily
He strutted and pranced in ridiculous __, for all the world like a clown in a village
contortions
Then to Matt's astonishment, he __ laid a grubby finger on a letter A
grudgingly
__ and waving his arms, he plunged toward the pond
bellowing
She was an aging woman, __ and wrinkled, but still handsome
gaunt
Even though Attean had annoyed him, Matt was constantly __ to keep trying to win this strange boy's respect
goaded
Attean seemed impatient; his __ mood of the night before had vanishedf
genial