Vocabulary for Rifles for Watie

By Joon
I chose just 3 or less words for 7 of
the chapters
A place with chains, garlands, or other
Sentence: Its stone fences festooned with
Not even or regular in pattern or movement
Deviating from the normal or conventional in behavior
or opinions
Sentence: She called Kansas an erratic land.
A small group of people, with shared interests or other
features in common, who spend time together and do
not readily allow others to join them.
Sentence: its violently opposed political cliques.
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously
Sentence: Regarding him insolently from head to
with a turn or twist to one side
Sentence: His black hair was awry
lacking in forcefulness, competence, or
Sentence: her tear-stained face broke into a wan
capable of being heard
Sentence: the laughter… was plainly audible.
a whip or lash, especially for the infliction of
punishment or torture.
Sentence: the officer scourged Jeff with another
searching glare.
a military encampment made with tents or
improvised shelters, usually without shelter or
protection from enemy fire.
Sentence: trained to cross… and bivouac in the
big timber beyond.
1.a braid, especially of hair or straw.
2.a pleat or fold, as of cloth.
Sentence: He helped his mother plait lamp wicks
and fry refuse pork.
1.dreamily or wistfully thoughtful: a pensive
2. expressing or revealing thoughtfulness,
usually marked by some sadness: a pensive
Sentence: pensive sidelong glances at him.
depressed in spirits
Sentence: David trudged dejectedly toward the
weariness from bodily or mental exertion
Sentence: the metabolism of carbohydrates, and
alleviate fatigue and altitude sickness.
shortened and detached when played or sung
Sentence: Jeff heard the staccato beat of a
dark-hued or dark
Sentence: A cunning look came into Sparrow's
swarthy face.
a simultaneous or successive discharge of
artillery, bombs, etc.
Sentence: I made a noise like a salvo.

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