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16 terms

Huck Finn Vocab

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towhead
a low alluvial island or shoal in a river: sandbar
palavering
to talk profusely or idly
skiff
any of various small boats; a flat-bottomed rowboat
truck
commodities appropriate for barter or for small trade; heterogeneous small articles often of little value
soliloquy
a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections
duds
clothing: personal belongings
parasol
a lightweight umbrella used as a sunshade
texas
a structure on the awning deck of a steamer that contains the officers' cabins and has the pilothouse in front or on top
row
a noisy disturbance or quarrel
escutcheon
a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually consists of a shield
calico
cotton cloth imported from India; a plain white cotton fabric that is heavier than muslin; any of various cheap cotton fabrics with figured patterns
cravats
A band or scarf worn around the neck
heptarchies
The name for a government of seven persons or an alliance of seven kingdoms, each with its own ruler
melodeon
a small reed organ in which suction bellows draws air inward through the reeds
speculate
to assume a business risk in hope of gain; especially : to buy or sell in expectation of profiting from market fluctuations
wigwam
A kind of hut used by some American Indian peoples in the eastern U.S.