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12 terms

Thoreau-Walden Vocab

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swath
The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade
superfluous
not necessary or relevant; uncalled-for
evitable
avoidable
frittered
to reduced or squander little by little
Spartan
Simple, frugal, or austere
supernumerary
exceeding a fixed, prescribed, or standard number; extra
sentinels
one that keeps guard; a sentry
pecuniary
of or relating to money: a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives
perturbation
a cause of disturbance or upset
alluvion
the flow of water against a shore or bank
faculty/faculties
any of the powers or capacities possessed by the human mind
discern
to perceive with the eyes or intellect; detect