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The Call of the Wild Vocabulary

The Call of the Wild Vocabulary

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 The Call of the WildChapters 1-2
Arduous
adj. hard or laborious.
Assail
v. To set up on or assault violently.
Bode
v. To foretell or foreshadow; to be an omen of.
Deft
adj. Skillful in a quick, sure and easy way.
Malignant
adj. Wishing evil, bitter, spiteful.
Malingerer
n. One who pretends to be ill or disabled in order to escape work.
Ruction
n. A noisy disturbance or quarrel.
Wax
v. To grow gradually larger; to increase in intensity.
Wizened
adj. Dried up; shriveled.Chapter 3
Antagonist
n. Opponent; enemy.
Bedlam
n. Any place of noise and confusion.
Covert
adj. Concealed, hidden, or disguised.
Goad
v. To prod into action; to urge on.
Loath
adj. unwilling, reluctant.
Nocturnal
adj. happening at night.
Preeminently
adj. In a way that excels others.
Primordial
adj. First in time; original; primitive.
Rampant
adj. Flourishing.
Solidarity
n. Complete unity.Chapter 4
Obdurate
adj. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted
Deluged
n. Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood
Salient
adj. Projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface; protruding.
Slovenly
adj. Untidy, as in dress or appearance.
Repugnance
n. Extreme dislike or aversion.
Averred
n. Affirmed positively; declare.
Imperative
adj. Having the power or authority to command or control.Chapter 5
Aspire
v. To yearn or seek.
Celerity
n. Speed.
Chaffier
v. To bargain.
Formidable
adj. Awe-inspiring in size, ability, that arouses fear, dread, or alarm.
Lugubriously
adj. Mournful, dismal, sad, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerateddegree.
Manifestly
adv. Plainly, obviously.
Obdurate
adj. Not giving in readily, stubborn.
Resiliency
n. The ability to bounce or spring back into shape.

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