Vocabulary for Rifles for Watie

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By Joon 5-4 I chose just 3 or less words for 7 of the chapters

A place with chains, garlands, or other decorations Sentence: Its stone fences festooned with honeysuckle

•  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 impertinent Sentence: Regarding him insolently from head to foot.

  with a turn or twist to one side Sentence: His black hair was awry

  lacking in forcefulness, competence, or effectiveness Sentence: her tear-stained face broke into a wan smile

  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 mood. 2. expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness: a pensive adagio Sentence: pensive sidelong glances at him.

  depressed in spirits Sentence: David trudged dejectedly toward the creek.

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 drum.

  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.