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Ruby Holler Vocab

Envision verb to picture mentally, especially some future event or events: to envision a bright future.
propel verb to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward: to propel a boat by rowing.
flank noun the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip.
idyllic adjective suitable for or suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple or rustic: his idyllic life in Tahiti.
Envision verb to picture mentally, especially some future event or events: to envision a bright future.
tailor verb (used with object) to make by tailor's work. to fashion or adapt to a particular taste, purpose, need, etc.: to tailor one's actions to those of another.
retrieve verb to recover or regain: to retrieve the stray ball. to bring back to a former and better state; restore: to retrieve one's fortunes.
ladle noun a long-handled utensil with a cup-shaped bowl for dipping or conveying liquids.
fragile adjective easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail: a fragile ceramic container; a very fragile alliance.
oblivious adjective unmindful; unconscious; unaware (usually followed by of or to): She was oblivious of his admiration.
whittle verb to cut, trim, or shape (a stick, piece of wood, etc.) by carving off bits with a knife.
surly adjective churlishly rude or bad-tempered: a surly waiter.
relinquish Verb to give up; put aside or desist from: to relinquish a plan.
listless adjective having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless;indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.
amuse verb to cause mirth, laughter, or the like, in: The comedian amused the audience with a steady stream of jokes. adjective belonging to a class that enjoys special privileges; favored: the privileged few.
privileged noun a tangled mass of prickly plants.
briar noun a tangled mass of prickly plants.
codger eccentric man, especially one who is old.
demented noun crazy; insane; mad.
occupant noun a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something: the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building.
puncture verb to make (a hole, perforation, etc.) by piercing or perforating: He punctured a row of holes in the cardboard.
fret verb to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent, or the like: Fretting about the lost ring isn't going to help.
mortify verb to humiliate or shame, as by injury to one's pride or self-respect.
dense adjective having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded orcompact: a dense forest; dense population.
barricade noun any barrier that obstructs passage.
dissuade verb to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something
verdict noun a judgment; decision: the verdict of the critics
jolt verb to jar, shake, or cause to move by or as if by a sudden rough thrust;shake up roughly: The bus jolted its passengers as it went down the rocky road.
submit verb to give over or yield to the power or authority of another
intrigue verb to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate: The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it will work.
exception noun an instance or case not conforming to the general rule.
relentless adjective that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting: a relentless enemy.
notion noun conception or idea: his notion of democracy
investment noun a thing invested in, as a business, a quantity of shares of stock, etc.
prod verb to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed: I prodded him with my elbow.
reveries noun a daydream
stall verb to bring to a standstill; check the progress or motion of, especially unintentionally.
portage noun 1. the act of carrying; carriage. 2. the carrying of boats, goods, etc., overland from one navigable water to another. 3. the route over which this is done. 4. the cost of carriage.
dowdy adjective not stylish; drab; old-fashioned: Why do you always wear those dowdy old dresses?
revolution noun 1.a procedure or course, as if in a circuit, back to a starting point. 2. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
ignorant adjective lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.
eddy noun a small whirlpool.
swivel verb to turn or pivot on or as if on a swivel: He swiveled his chair around.
char verb to burn slightly; scorch: The flame charred the steak.
deft adjective dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever: deft hands; a deft mechanic.
forlorn adjective desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, orappearance.
bearings noun reference or relation (usually followed by on): It has some bearing on the problem.
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