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					               Vocabulary for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters I- VII

1.    big-bug (noun) - an important person
2.    bullyrag (verb)- browbeat, harass
3.    delirium tremens (verb)- violent hallucinations caused by excessive drinking
4.    pungle (verb) - pay up
5.    raspy (adjective) - harsh, irritating
6.    skiff (noun)- a small, light rowboat
7.    slouch (noun)- a soft, wide-brimmed hat
8.    ingots (Noun)- a piece of metal formed from a mold.
9.    sumter (noun) - a pack animal
10.   temperance (adjective)- self-control, especially in drinking

             Vocabulary for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters VIII - XVI
1.    chucklehead (adjective)- fool, blockhead
2.    contrived (verb)- planned, devised
3.    corn-pone - a cheap kind of corn bread
4.    crawfish (verb)- to back out
5.    dolphin (dauphin) (noun) - the eldest son of a king
6.    fan-tods (adjective)- a state of nervousness or fear
7.    haggled (verb)- cut in a clumsy or awkward way
8.    pilot-house (noun)- a compartment on a steamboat in which the pilot works
9.    rapscallions - rascals, scoundrels
10.   wigwam - a hut built for shelter

             Vocabulary for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters XVII- XXX
1.    disposition - desire, inclination
2.    doxolojer (doxology) - a hymn of praise to God
3.    frowsy-headed - unkempt or sloppy looking
4.    greenhorns - unsophisticated people
5.    histrionic - theatrical
6.    obsequies - funeral rites
7.    phrenology - examining the shape of a person's head to tell his fortune
8.    pommel - a bump at the front of a saddle
9.    pulpit - a high table or lectern used for preaching
10.   slouch - a lazy or incompetent person

Vocabulary for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters XXXI – Chapter the Last
1. bogus (adjective)- false, fake
2. brickbat (noun)- any small, hard object used for throwing
3. desperadoes (noun)- bandits, criminals
4. fox-fire (adjective)- a glow from decaying wood
5. mortification (adjective)- death of a body part
6. owdacious (audacious) (adjective)- bold, impertinent
7. pettish (adjective)- fretful
8. powderhorn (adjective)- a flask for holding gunpowder
9. rascality (adjective)- mischief, wickedness
10. stealthy (adjective)- secret, hidden

				
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