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eng huck finn vocab

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pungle
to pay or contribute
oracle
a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
reticule
a woman's drawstring handbag
ornery
ill-tempered
skiff
small boat rowed by one person
haughty
arrogant
soliliquy
speech made to oneself when alone
highfalutin
conceited
palavering
to talk unnecessarily at length
avarice
extreme greed for material wealth
shinning
climb fast
incommensurable
impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
deleterious
harmful
ephemeral
short-lived
florid
excessively decorated or embellished
sluice
conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
peart
lively; brisk; cheerful
sockdolager
a heavy finishing blow
jocular
in a joking manner
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
garret
attic
desperado
reckless, bold outlaw
defenestrate
toss out the window
facetious
humorous, not meant seriously
senescent
aging, growing old