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Call of the Wild 4-7

Vocabulary for Ch 4-7 of Call of the Wild

TermDefinition
celerity swiftness;At the Rink Rapids two native huskies, Teek and Koona, were added; and the___________________ with which Buck broke them in took away Francois's breath.
heredity inherited characteristics; Far more potent were the memories of his __________________________that gave things he had never seen before a seeming familiarity....
lugubriously sadly, mournfully, often in an exaggerated manner; Then he fell, and lay where he fell, howling___________________________________ as the long train of sleds churned by.
slovenly careless, untidy; When driven with his mates to the new owners' camp, Buck saw a slipshod and _________________ affair, tent half-stretched, dishes unwashed, everything in disorder;
voracious greedy; ravenous; The Outsider dogs whose digestions had not been trained by chronic famine to make the most of little, had ______________________________ appetites
incompetence lack of ability or skill;His sister and brother-in-law seconded him; but they were frustrated by their heavy outfit and their own __________________________.
callous unfeeling; In the excess of their own misery they were _____________________________ to the suffering of their animals.
terse short, concise; He whittled and listened, gave monosyllabic replies, and when it was asked, __________________ advice. He knew the breed, and he gave his advice in the certainty that it would not be followed.
ministrations act of giving care, help, or service; Regularly, each morning after he had finished his breakfast, she performed her self-appointed task, till he came to look for her ________________________________as much as he did for Thornton's
virility strength or vigor; He was in perfect condition, without an ounce of superfluous flesh, and the one hundred and fifty pounds that he weighed were so many pounds of grit and ______________________________
malicious intentionally spiteful; harmful; "Black" Burton, a man evil tempered and________________________________, had been picking a quarrel with a tenderfoot at the bar, when Thornton stepped good naturedly between
tangible touchable; Sometimes he pursued the call into the forest, looking for it as though it were a __________________ thing, barking softly or defiantly, as the mood might dictate.
pertinacity stubborn persistence; obstinacy; But in the end Buck's________________________________was rewarded; for the wolf, finding that no harm was intended, finally sniffed noses with him.
calamity any extreme misfortune bringing great loss and sorrow, disaster;He was oppressed with a sense of _________________________________ happening,
usurp take over, assume power by force or without right; For the last time in his life he allowed passion to ________________________________ cunning and reason, and it was because of his great love for John Thornton that he lost his head.
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