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IntoTheWild1-7 Vocab

unsullied "Alaska has long been a magnet for...people who think the unsullied enormity of the Last Frontier will patch all the holes in their lives." not spoiled/made impure
sonorous "reports Gallien in a slow, sonorous drawl" imposingly deep (voice)
Meandered "On Alex's map, nevertheless, the broken line meandered west" following a winding course
trough "Between the flinty crests of the two outermost escarpments of the Outer Range runs an east-west trough" long narrow open space
permafrost "the route was shortly rendered impassable by thawing permafrost and seasonal floods" thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year
derelict A" vintage International Harvester from the 1940s, the derelict vehicle is located twenty-five miles west" in very poor condition due to lack of use
anomaly "it harbors more than its share of wolf, bear, caribou, moose, and other game, a local secret that's jealously guarded by those hunters and trappers who are aware of the anomaly" something that deviates from the norm
environs "The troopers made a cursory examination of the vehicle and its environs for signs of foul play" surrounding area or district
Enigmatic "recorded the young man's final weeks in 113 terse, enigmatic entries" hard to understand/mysterious
itinerant "McCandless was smallish with the hard, stringy physique of an itinerant laborer" traveling from place to place, “itinerant travelers”
estranged "If McCandless felt estranged from his parents and siblings, he found a surrogate family in Westerberg and his employees" alienated or no longer close
nomadic "the boy left town and resumed a nomadic existence" wandering lifestyle
unencumbered "At long last he was unencumbered" not held down
Emancipated "emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers" free from societal restrictions
intermittent "savoring the intermittent company of other vagabonds he met along the way" occurring at irregular intervals
emasculated "Emasculated by dams and diversion canals" made weaker or less effective
indolently "the lower Colorado burbles indolently from reservoir to reservoir" lazily
espoused "maintaining a sedentary existence that bore scant resemblance to the ideals he espoused in print" adopted/supported
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