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18 terms

Woods Runner Vocab Review

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militia
troops that could be called out in times of emergency; civilians trained as soldiers, but not part of the regular army
disgorged
ejected the contents of the stomach through the mouth
mutilated
badly injured, perhaps with amputation
snaked
stole; sneaked
resilience
the ability to spring back, recover, or heal quickly
impenetrable
not capable of being entered or passed through; impossible to get in or through
honing
sharpening; grinding; putting an edge on something
blackstrap
molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from the raw products
stealth
secret; sneaky or quiet action
latrines
outdoor toilets used by many people
interminable
tiresomely long; seemingly without end
gaggle
an often noisy or disorderly group or gathering; a cluster
bayonets
knives that can be fixed to the end of rifles and used as weapons
slash
an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging
affirmation
a statement or confirmation that something is correct or true
contemplation
a process of thinking something through; thinking about something quietly and carefully
mercenaries
persons hired to fight for another country other than their own
enterprise
an espeically complicated, difficult, or risky project or undertaking