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Blood on the River Vocabulary Chapters One and Two

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Name: Blood on the River Vocabulary Chapters One and Two Words in bold are the vocabulary words you may find on a test. apprentice n. one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers a
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Name: Blood on the River Vocabulary Chapters One and Two Words in bold are the vocabulary words you may find on a test. apprentice n. one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers a trade, art, or calling diminish v. to lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of expedition n. a journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose locket n. a small case usually of precious metal that has space for a memento and that is worn typically suspended from a chain or necklace lumber v. to move ponderously or slowly lunge v. a sudden forward rush or reac magistrate n. an official entrusted with administration of the laws orphanage n. an institution for the care of orphans. page n. a youth attendant on a person of rank especially in the medieval period reverend n. a member of the clergy scoff v. to mock at or treat with derision scowl v. to exhibit a threatening aspect scraggly scrawny adj. irregular in form or growth adj. exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body or size venture v. to offer at the risk of rebuff, rejection, or censure wrench v. to twist violently yeoman n. one belonging to a class of English freeholders below the gentry Vocabulary Activity Directions: Pick three words from the list. Find these words in the book. Write the sentence from the book, then write your own sentence. 1. The word The sentence from the book: Your sentence: 2. The word The sentence from the book: Your sentence: 3. The word The sentence from the book: Your sentence: Name: Blood on the River Vocabulary Chapters 3-7 Words in bold are the vocabulary words you may find on a test. Vocabulary Word POS Definition cease v. to come to an end contract n. a binding agreement between two or more persons or parties cringe v. to shrink in fear or servility decipher v. to make out the meaning of something delouse v. to remove lice from hair or clothing dunce n. a slow-witted or stupid person eavesdrop v. to listen secretly to what is said in private fragile adj. easily broken or destroyed gallows n. a frame usually of two upright posts and a transverse beam from which criminals are hanged gliding v. moving smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly peaked adj. being pale and wan or emaciated; sickly plastered v. smoothed down with a sticky or shiny substance rein n. a restraining influence reluctant adj. feeling or showing aversion, hesitation, or unwillingness retching v. making an effort to vomit shimmer n. a wavering sometimes distorted visual image snicker v. to laugh in a covert or partly suppressed manner tallow n. the white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants taunting v. reproaching or challenging in a mocking or insulting manner thrash v. to beat soundly with or as if with a stick or whip tromp v. to step hard wield v. to handle (as a tool) especially effectively Word Pronunciation Look up the following words in the dictionary. Write the pronunciation guide and find words that rhyme with the given word. Make sure you do the pronunciation for the correct meaning of the word. Vocabulary Word Pronunciation Guide Rhyming Words cease peaked wield Multiple Meanings Here are some multiple meaning words. Look these words up in the dictionary and write a different meaning of the word in the space provided. Vocabulary Word contract plaster rein thrash Part of Speech Different Meaning Synonyms Use the thesaurus or the synonym finder to find synonyms to the following words: Vocabulary Word taunt snicker tromp fragile cringe Synonyms Sentence Pick one word from the list and use it in a complex sentence. Name: Blood on the River Vocabulary Chapters Vocabulary Word makeshift wounded Page p.83 bringing water and food to our makeshift hospital where Dr. Wotton tends to the p.83 wounded men. Definition dismayed p.83 They are dismayed to find that they were right. slight p.85 Master Clovell was a slight man. coveted impaled p.86 With arrows flying every day, weapons are more coveted than gold. p.88 The student has impaled the teacher. interceded p.91 because Reverend Hunt has interceded for him yet again dwindling p.94 He might not even be worth his share of the dwindling food rations. whims negotiate p.95 Will they die and leave me with no one to be my ally against the anger and whims of the gentlemen, or of Henry? p.103 We all watch hungrily as they negotiate the trading. exhorting investors cassock eerily p.106 He sets for us the goal of houses for everyone and cheers us on, exhorting us to push ahead. p.107 and that would make the Virginia Company investors very happy, and very rich. p.108 I open the door and find Master Crofts dressed in his thick wool cassock. p.112 The fort is eerily quiet.
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