Island of the Blue Dolphins Flashcards

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decreed
commsnded;ordered
ponder
think about
carcasses
bodies of animals
Shrouded
Hide or covered
shirkers
people who avoid duties
ample
to give a start
parley
to speak with someone else
barred
to kept out or blocked
Word: forbadeSentence: P. 80 I thought again about the law that forbade women to make weapons.Definition:
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pelican
any of several large, totipalmate, fish-eating birds of the family Pelecanidae, having a large bill with a distensible pouch.
bared
without covering or clothing; naked; nude:
skimming
gliding or passing lightly over or just above the surface
basins
a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, esp. for washing.
reefs
chains of rocks near the surface of the water
reefs
chains of rocks near the surface of the water
strewn
to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle:
lair
a den or resting place of a wild animal:
bellowing
to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a bull or cow.
kelp
seaweed
pelts
animal skins
stunted
stopped in growth
Mesa
Flat evevated land
stuffed oneself with food
gorged
gorged
stuffed full of food
the den of wild animals
lair
ravine
A long, deep, narrow valley
a weapon used to catch fish
spear
stout
bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat:
retreat
to pullout from combat with an enemy
kelp
any of various large, tough, brown seaweeds
rites
a formal or ceremonial act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use:
the edge of the land by the ocean
shore
abound
to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:
slope
to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant.
clamor
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people:
roosted
nesting,nested
flailing
Wiggling around uncontrollably
slunk
to be sly
giddy
affected with vertigo; dizzy.
burdened
that which is carried; load:
crevices
deep crack or fold in something
quiver
the arrows in such a case.
befell
to happen especially as if by fate
waddled
taking short steps and moving from side to side as your walking
opposite
situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing:
warriors
a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
narrow ridge of high land jutting out into water
headland
waddle
to walk with short steps, swaying or rocking from side to side, as a duck.
anchored
any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object, typically having broad, hooklike arms that bury themselves in the bottom to provide a
flung
to throw, cast, or hurl with force or violence:
dunes
a big pile of snow or sand made by wind
Decreed
Comanded/orderd
Forlorn
Sad or lonely
Switch
A long bare switch
plentiful
existing in great plenty:
hide
the skin of an animal
vowed
made a serious and important promise
Chieftain
Leader of the tribe or clan
cormorants
any of several voracious, totipalmate seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, as Phalacrocorax carbo, of America, Europe, and Asia, having a long neck and a distensible pouch under the bill for holding captured fish, used in China for catching fish.
Word: basinSentence: P. 89 Near the opening of the cave they had also cut two deep basins in the stone, which I decided to use for storing water since they held much more than the baskets.Definition:
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sinews
the tendants that connects the muscles to the/your bones
herbs
a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody.
sparingly
economical (often fol. by in or of).
parley
a discussion or an informal conference between enemies under a truce to discuss terms, conditions of surrender
den or resting place of a wild animal
lair
lobe
the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
intruders
a person who forces their way into a place or situation where they are not wanted
voyage
a course of travel or passage, esp. a long journey by water to a distant place.
pitched
to erect or set up (a tent, camp, or the like).
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