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					WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 1-3
• Residential
“After all it wasn’t anything to get excited about,
  just another dogfight in a residential section.”
(designed for or suitable for housing)

• Mulled
“I mulled them over in my mind.”
(thought over)
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 1-3
• Eaves
• “Next, I went to the barn and up in the loft.
  Far back over the hay and up under the
  eaves, I hid my can.”
• (edges of a roof)
• Winced
• “I took one look at my bare feet and
  winced.”
• (to draw back or tense the body in pain)
  WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
   VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 1-3
• aromatic      having a pleasant smell

• cur           worthless or unfriendly dog

• canebrakes    dense growth of cane plants

• mulled        thought over

• eaves         edges of a roof
• heft          test the weight of something by
                 lifting it
• horehound
                type of mint candy
• squalling
                loud screaming or crying
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 4-6
• winced        • drew back or tensed
                  body as from pain
                  (flinch)
• gawked        • stared stupidly
• sorghum       • grain used to make
                  syrup
• grit
                • stubborn courage
                • cruel, spiteful
• vicious
                • extremely precise
                  and careful
• painstaking
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 1-6

For your vocabulary homework, you have
 four options:

• 1). Write sentences for each word.
• 2). Draw pictures of each word.
• 3). Create a crossword puzzle using all the
  vocabulary words from chapters 1-6.
• 4). Do a combination of 1 & 2.
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 7-10
• churn
                 • canister for making
                   butter
• bottoms
                 • land through which a
                   river or creek flows
• domain
                 • dominion or field or
                   interest
• momentum       • force of a moving
                   object
• nonchalantly   • casually
• salve          • soothing ointment
• fulfilled      • satisfied; completed
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 11-12
• predicament   • puzzling problem or
                  difficult solution
• eddy          • moving in circles in the
                  opposite direction of the
                  main stream (whirlpool)
• leering
                • looking meanly, as if
                  eager to do evil
• sidled        • moved sideways
• gnaw          • chew on
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 13-15
•   frayed     • worn or ragged
•   foliage    • leaves
•   mackinaw   • short, woolen coat
•   jubilant   • joyful, triumphant
•   heedless   • careless, not paying
                 attention
• tarp         • waterproof covering
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
 VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 16-18
• gingerly   • carefully
• flitted    • moved suddenly and
               quickly (like a butterfly
               or hummingbird)
• Gully      • narrow channel made by
               running water (ditch)
• haggard    • worn-out and thin-
               looking
• mantel     • shelf that forms the top
               of a fireplace
• allotted   • assigned
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
VOCABULARY CHAPTERS 19-20
• predatory   • killing and eating
                animals to survive
• jugular     • large vein in the neck

• cleaved     • split by cutting

• entrails    • intestines

• churring    • low whirring sound

				
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