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20 terms

RBC Vocab

Red Badge of Courage Vocab
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Purl
flow with a swirling motion and babbling sound
Extricate
to free from difficulty
Formidable
inspiring fear
Convulse
suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles
Ruefully
expressing sorrow or regret
Melancholy
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
Trundle
move or cause to move slowly and heavily
Rite
a body of customary observances
Cowl
a large loose hood
Blanch
make white of pale by extracting color
Languid
weak or faint from illness or fatigue
Pallid
pale,typically because of poor health
Career
move swiftly and in an uncontrollable way in a specified direction
Writhe
make continual twisting,squirming
Gyrate
move or cause to move in a circle or spiral
Wrench
a sudden violent twist or pull
Harangue
a lengthy or aggressive speech
Waft
pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air
Glower
have an angry or sullen look on one's face
Quail
feel or show fear or apprehension