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Sign of the Beaver - Chapter 9 to 12

Vocabulary
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dumfounded
confused and unable to speak. (Chap. 9).
stooped
bent forward and down. (Chap. 9).
saplings
a young tree.(Chap.9).
nonchalantly
in a way that shows casual indifference.(Chap.9).
grunt
(n) the short low gruff noise of the kind made by pigs.(Chap.9).
cannibal
A person who eats the flesh of other human beings, man eater.(Chap.9).
horrid
horrible, nasty, frightening, disgusting.(Chap.9).
beckoned
to signal by a gesture.(Chap.9).
suspicion
distrust.(Chap.10).
thickheaded
stubborn; having a thick skull so information cannot pass through.(Chap.10).
overtake
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.(Chap.10).
studded
dotted or adorned with or as with studs or nail-heads.(Chap.10).
spear
a long pole with a sharp, pointed blade at one end.(Chap10).
darted
moved swiftly.(Chap.10).
incomprehensible
difficult to understand.(Chap.10).
spite
petty anger or intent to annoy.(Chap.10).
sloshed
splashed through slush, mud, or water.(Chap.10).
snatched
seized suddenly.(Chap.10).
groove
a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record).(Chap.10).
slit
make a clean cut through.(Chap.10.).
tramp
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud.(Chap.10).
muskrat
beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur.(Chap.10).
flint
a hard kind of stone.(Chap.10).
gutted
To take the insides out.(Chap.10).
resentment
restrained, slow-burning anger.(Chap.10).
tassels
decorations made of threads tied at the top and hanging freely at the other end.(Chap.10).
Squaw
An American Indian woman.(Chap.10).
retorted
replied especially in a quick manner(Chap.11).
coarse
rough in texture.(Chap.11).
mangy
shabby and dirty.(Chap.11).
bristles
a stiff hair.(Chap.11).
cuffed
slapped.(Chap.11).
scruffy
messy and dirty.(Chap.11).
prowled
To roam around an area stealthily in search of prey, food, or opportunity..(Chap.11).
prancing
moving in a happy way.(Chap.11).
yapping
high-pitched barking (p. 143).(Chap.11).
scrawny
very thin.(Chap.11).
birch
A tree with smooth, white bark..(Chap.11).
aspen
a type of tree with leaves attached by flattened leaf stalks so they flutter readily in the wind.(Chap.11).
jagged
notched, rough.(Chap.11).
trickled
(past tense verb) to run slowly in a series of drops or a thin stream.(Chap.11).
cascades
a waterfall that flows over steep rocks.(Chap.11).
wigwam
A round, bark-covered shelter. (Chap. 11)
stern
hard; severe; unyielding; strict. (Chap. 11)
blazes
a mark or cut on a tree to indicate a trail.(Chap.11).
plodded
to walk slowly and heavily.(Chap.11).
strode
walked.(chap.11).
disgruntled
(adj., part) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed.(Chap.11).
spruce
light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees.(Chap.11).
chaw
eat(Chap.11).
gingerely
Cautious; very careful.(Chap.11).
gob
a lump of slimy stuff.(chap.11).
blunt
make less sharp.(Chap.12).
whittled
carved wood with a knife.(Chap.12).
chagrined
embarrassed.(Chap.12).
paring
a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something.(Chap.12).
skimmed
scooped something from the top.(Chap.12).
frayed
worn away or tattered along the edges.(Chap.12)
strands
long strips.(Chap.12).
grimly
in a cruel and pitiless manner; sternly; harshly.(Chapter 12).