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Western Short Stories vocab

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prod
poke (v)
daft
stupid (adj)
reckon [with]
settle accounts with [v]
plateau
level expanse of land (n)
grope
to search blindly, uncertainly (v)
shear
to remove hair or fleecy from by cutting (v)
ebb
to decline or diminish (v/n)
appraise
to evaluate or judge (v)
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals (adj)
cavalcade
a parade of horses and riders (n)
shiftless
lacking ambition or purpose (adj)
amiable
friendly (adj)
acrid
sharp or bitter to the taste or smell (adj)
parched
dried out or thirsty from the heat (adj)
queer
not normal (adj)
resolute
firm or determined (asj)
sodden
thoroughly soaked (adj)
contempt
disrespect, scorn (n)
inhibition
the restraint of a desire or impulse (n)
deference
polite yielding to anothers wishes (n)