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Tom Sawyer red 9&10

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ingenuity n. p1. ingenuities. Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness. Imaginative and clever design or construction: a narrative plot of great ingenuity. An ingenious or imaginative contrivance.
pervade v. pervaded, pervading, pervades To be present throughout; permeate.
ensconced v. To settle(oneself) securely or comfortably: She ensconced herself in an armchair. To place or conceal in a secure place.
vagrant n. One who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood. A wanderer; a rover. One who lives on the streets and constitutes a public nuisance.
ruffian n. A tough or rowdy person. A thug or gangster.
combatant n. One, such as a person or a combat vehicle, that takes part in armed strife.
fatal adj. Causing or capable of causing death. Causing ruin or destruction; disastrous: Of decisive importance; fateful: came through at the fatal moment. Concerning or determining ones fate: the fatal thread of life.
fuddle v. fuddled, fuddling, fuddles To put into a state of confusion; befuddle. See Synonyms at confuse. To make drunk; intoxicate.
dire adj. direr, direst Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous: a dire economic forecast; dire threats. Urgent; desperate: in dire need.
prophecy n. p1. prophecies An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will. A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration. Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing.
apprehensive adj. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy. See Synonyms at afraid. Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
lugubrious adj. Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
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