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Mr. Scott's "On the Rainy River" Vocabulary

Terms

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pious
ADJ. of or pertaining to religious devotion; sacred rather than secular; characterized by a hypocritical concern with virtue or religious devotion; sanctimonious
bobber
a fishing bob
eviscerate
V. to remove the entrails from; disembowel; to gut
tyranny
N. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
threadbare
ADJ. having the nap worn down so that the filling or warp threads show through; frayed or shabby
gentry
N. an upper or ruling class; aristocracy
ridicule
V. to deride; make fun of
acquiescence
N. the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent
forthright
ADJ. honest and straightforward
nationalism
N. the policy or doctrine of asserting the interests of one's own nation, viewed as separate from the interests of other nations or the common interests of all nations
deferment
N. the act of deferring or putting off; postponement; a temporary exemption from induction into military service
fathom
V. to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand (N. a linear unit of measurement, equal to 6 feet, for water depth)
recitation
N. an act of reciting (recite/V. to repeat the words of, as from memory, esp. in a formal manner)
naive
ADJ. marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
stooge
N. an underling, assistant, or accomplice
consensus
N. an opinion or position reached by a group as a whole; general agreement or concord
carcass
N. the dead body of an animal
comparable
ADJ. worthy of comparison
jingo
N. a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy; bellicose chauvinist
peninsula
N. an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
province
N. the proper sphere or extent of your activities
platitude
N. a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound
tedious
ADJ. tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring
capital
N. the wealth, whether in money or property, owned or employed in business by an individual, firm, corporation, etc.
impending
ADJ. about to happen; imminent
vigil
N. a watch or a period of watchful attention maintained at night or at other times
shroud
V. to shut off from sight; screen. (N. a cloth used to wrap a body for burial)
turncoat
N. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
ferocious
ADJ. savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel
impassive
ADJ. without emotion; apathetic; unmoved
sumac
N. any of several shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Rhus of the cashew family, having milky sap, compound leaves, and small, fleshy fruit
reticence
N. disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved
rupture
V. the act of breaking or bursting
tangible
ADJ. capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial
reservoir
N. a large or extra supply or stock; reserve
censure
V. strong or vehement expression of disapproval
cryptic
ADJ. mysterious in meaning; puzzling; ambiguous
frugal
ADJ. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
colonialism
N. a policy by which a nation maintains or extends its control over foreign dependencies

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