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22 terms

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle part 4

vocab. chap. 16-20
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blithe
carefree and happy and lighthearted
apprehensive
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
fastidious
giving and careful attention to detail
pang
a sudden sharp feeling
amiss
in an imperfect or faulty way
tumultuous
noisy and disorderly
perish
To die
conspiracy
a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
afoul
entangled
descend
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
solemn
Very serious
portentous
puffed up with vanity
apparition
the appearance of a ghostlike figure
copiously
Large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
shrewd
clever
surge
a large sea wave
enormity
the quality of being outrageous
vague
not clearly understood or expressed
rapt
wholly absorbed as in thought
crucial
of extreme importance
vouch
give supporting evidence
sway
win approval or support for