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Huck Finn Vocab

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elicit
v. to bring out a response, to evoke
vacuous
adj. lacking in ideas or intelligence
impetuous
adj. characterized by sudden or rash action/emotion; impulsive
erroneous
adj. containing error; mistaken, incorrect, wrong
facet
n. aspect, phase, side
reciprocal
adj. mutual, corresponding, matching, complementary; equivalent
incredulous
adj. indicating or showing unbelief
supercilious
adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
feign
v. to imitate deceptively; to make believe; pretend
conscientious
adj. meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular
wan
adj. of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color
complacent
adj. often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied
intimation
v. make known subtly and indirectly; hint
anon
adj. in a short time; soon
contiguous
adj. connecting without a break; uninterrupted
cower
v. to crouch, as in fear or shame
interpose
v. to step in between parties at variance; mediate
apathetic
adj. not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive
languid
adj. lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent
strident
adj. having a shrill, irritating quality or character
deft
adj. nimble; skillful; clever
clad
adj. dressed; covered
permeate
v. to pass into or through every part of; to penetrate through the pores; to be diffused; pervade; saturate
innuendo
n. an indirect comment about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature
vehement
adj. strongly emotional; intense or passionate
cordial
adj. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm
corpulent
adj. large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
provincial
adj. having the manners, and viewpoints considered characteristic of of a province; rustic
din
n. a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor
knickerbocker
n. any New Yorker
fluctuate
v. to change continually; shift back and forth
sporadic
adj. appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional
divine retribution
n. punishment from a higher being for bad deeds or transgressions
rajah
n. a king or prince in India; a minor chief or dignitary
valor
n. heroic courage; bravery
somnambulatory
adj. related to sleep walking
denizen
n. an inhabitant; a resident; one that frequents a particular place.
jaunty
adj. easy and sprightly in manner or bearing