The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Vocabulary #1: Chapters 1 – 12 Directions: Below are the vocabulary words and definitions for Part 1 (Ch. 1-12). Find the context of each word in the text, and record it. Then, write your own sentence using the word. The first one is done for you. 1. Raise Cain- yell and carry on angrily about something (Comes from the story of Cain and Abel. Cain killed his brother and went to Hell, so Raising Cain is related to raising Hell, a more commonly used phrase). TEXT: “[E]very time he got drunk he raised Cain around town; and every time he raised Cain he got jailed” (23). MY SENTENCE: I had to move from my old neighborhood because my neighbor, Mr. Wilson, was constantly raising Cain, keeping us up late into the night with his hooting and hollering. 2. Reckoned- reasoned 3. Infernal- no good, something evil or bad 4. Stock-Still- not moving at all; as still as cattle listening for a predator. When someone is stock still, they are unable to do anything (think about a deer in headlights)
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