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"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"

Vocabulary words for the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling

TermDefinition
veranda a long or open porch
cower to crouch down in fear
cunningly in a cleverly sneaky way that is meant to trick or devceive
cultivated land that is cleared for the growing of new plants
sluice a ditch in the floor that runs through a wall so water can be drained outdoors
scuttle to run quickly or with hurried movements; scamper, scurry
providence a blessing; something good that was sent by God
consolation something that gives comfort
purchase a tight grip on something
bantam a type of small hen
Brahm another name for "Brahma," the creator of the universe in the Hindu religion
revive to become conscious; to wake up; to be brought back to life
cantonment a military base
valiant someone who is brave or courageous
bungalow an open, airy house with few interior walls
mourning deep sadness for someone who has died
Created by: JMPedersen