HF Vocab

You will be assigned new words on Mondays.  You will have a review activity on Thursdays, and your vocab quizzes will always be on Fridays.

Vocabulary List 1

1.     commence (verb) - to begin; to start

2.     tolerable (adj.) - capable of being tolerated; endurable 

3.     shrivel (verb) - to make or become much less or smaller; dwindle

4.     providence (noun) - (1) care or preparation in advance; foresight (2) divine direction

5.     ingots (noun) - casting molds for metal

6.     oracle (noun) - a shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic deity

7.     specimen (noun) - an individual, item, or part that represents a class, genus, or whole

8.     infernal (adj.) - abominable; awful

9.     speculate (verb) - to mediate on a subject; to reflect

10. hogshead (noun) - a large barrel or cask which hold approximately 63 liquid gallons














Vocabulary List  2

 1.     vial (noun) – a small container used especially for liquids

2.     pivot (verb) – to cause to rotate, revolve, or turn 

3.     careened (verb) – to lurch or swerve while in motion

 4.     gaudy (adj.) – showy in a tasteless or vulgar way

 5.     thicket (noun) – a dense growth of shrubs or underbrush

6.     crockery (noun) – earthenware or tableware

 7.     reticule (noun) – a drawstring handbag or purse

8.     pensive (adj.) – suggestive or expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness

9.     impair (verb) – to cause to diminish as in strength, value, or quality

10. pommel (verb) – to beat; pummel


Vocabulary List - Huck Finn 3

 1.     capered (verb) - to leap or frisk about; frolic

2.     cavorting (verb) - to have lively or boisterous fun; romp

3.      scow (noun) - a large flat bottom boat with square ends, used chiefly for transporting freight

4.     tartar (noun) - a person regarded as ferocious or violent

5.     enamel (noun) - a coating that dries to a hard glossy finish

6.     lineal (adj.) - belonging to or being in the direct line of descent of an ancestor              

7.     histrionic (adj.) - excessively dramatic or emotional

8.     phrenology (noun) - the study of the shape and protuberances of the skull, based on the belief that they reveal character or mental capacity

9.     contrite (adj.) - feeling regret or sorrow for one’s sins or offences; penitent

10. sublime (adj.) - awe inspiring; impressive
Subpages (1): HF Vocab Part 2