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Huck Finn Vocab

BHS Huckleberry Finn Vocab - Chap 1-43

irony figure of speech where actual intent is expressed in words which carry the opposite meaning.
Parody a composition humorously imitating another usually serious piece of work.
Sarcasm verbal irony that pretends to praise, but intends to show bitter and personal disapproval - intending to hurt
Innuendo an insinuation or indirect suggestion with a harmful or sinister connotation
Invective harsh or abusive language directed against a person or a cause.
Burlesque a form of comic art characteized by ridiculous exaggeration.
victuals food
commenced began
dismal gloomy or depressing
ransomed freed from captivity for a price
lath building material
enchantment magic; sorcery
raspy grating; harsh
counterfeit fake; not real
temperance moderation; sobriety
stanchion post of timber or iron - to support a structure
wadding material for stopping charge in a gun
hail to call to
brash uninhibited, tactless, impudent
lolled relaxed
abolitionist person against slavery
quicksilver mercury
speculate make a risky financial transaction
abreast side by side
solemn having a respectful calm
mournful sad
rummaging searching
derrick crane for lifting or a supporting tower
berth a place to sleep
staving put-off; delaying
petrified turned to stone
bygones past happenings
lamented grieved
pensive thoughtful
disposition inclination - tendency
feud a hereditary quarrel
ransacked searched thoroughly but hurriedly
cavorting extravagant behavior
mesmerism hypnotism
phrenology reading a person's future by examining their skull
encores calls for repeat performances
soliloquy dramatic monologue
sublime excellent, having a sense of grandeur
yawl small boat
sanctified holy
pious religious; reverent
afflicted infirm; handicapped
obsequies funeral rites; solemnities
frock a woman's dress
pallet a temporary bed
shroud a cloth used to wrap a body for burial
stealthy having the ability to move in secret
fagged exhausted
collar hold onto
warbling singing
prejudiced having a preconceived preference or idea
candid characterized by openness and sincerity of expression
admirable deserving admiration (duh)
impudent impertinent, offensively forward
mortification death of part of a body while the rest is alive
amputate to cut off
distracted pulled in conflicting emotional directions
waylay to lie in wait for and attack from ambush
distinctions differentiation
conveniences things that increase comfort or save work
confound to cause to become confused or perplexed
coaxing to obtain by persistent persuasion
insurrection the act of open revolt
addled confused
tedious tiresome by reason of lenght, slowness or dullness
evade to avoid performning
unfurled spread or opened something out
faculties any of the power or capacities possessed by the human mind
huffy a fit of anger or annoyance
sultry very humid and hot
Created by: dubosel



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