HF Vocab Part 2

Vocabulary List – Huck Finn 4

1.     soliloquy (noun) – a dramatic form of discourse in which a character talks to him or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener

2.     yawl (noun) – a ship’s small boat, crewed by rowers

3.     pallet (noun) – a temporary bed made by bedding arranged on the floor

4.     valid (adj.) – well grounded; just

5.     stealthy (adj.) – acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice

6.     ingenious (adj.) – marked by inventive skill and imagination

 7.     dismal (adj.) – causing gloom or depression; dreary

8.     temperance (noun) – moderation and self-restraint, as in behavior or expression

9.     venture (noun) – an undertaking that is dangerous, daring, and of uncertain outcome 

10. bogus (adj.) – counterfeit or fake; not genuine





Vocabulary List – Huck Finn 5

 1.     texas (noun) – a section on a river steamboat containing the pilothouse and the officer’s quarters

2.     impudent (adj.) – characterized by offensive boldness

3.     insurrection (noun) – the act or instance of open revolt against civil authority or government

4.     garret (noun) – a room on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof; an attic

5.     inscribe (verb) – to write, paint, carve, or engrave letter on a surface

6.     tedious (adj.) – tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring

7.     brash (adj.) – lack in sensitivity or tact

8.     ascend (verb) – to move upwards; rise

9.     singular (adj.) – being beyond what is ordinary or unusual; remarkable

10. taper (verb) – to diminish or lessen gradually