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Flashcards in Chapter 11&12 Vocab (Into the Wild) Deck (30):
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An opening

Aperture

2

Specialized and unusual; known to only a few

Arcane

3

Corrected, reformed

Chastened

4

Put together; made up

Concocted

5

Shaped like a cone

Conical

6

Characteristic of starting a business

Entrepreneurial

7

A crouched position used in skiing

Gorilla tuck

8

Spiral-shaped

Helices

9

Unwilling

Loathe

10

Changeable, as is the element mercury

Mercurial

11

A quagmire, bog

Morass

12

For the sake of appearances

Ostensibly

13

Style, flair

Panache

14

Bitterness

Rancor

15

Pushed by the wind

Scudding

16

Fighting

Sparring

17

Following the beliefs of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoyan

18

The path of a moving object through space

Trajectory

19

Uncertainties

Vagaries

20

Unusual; inconsistent

Anomalous

21

A desk in a library or other learning center

Carrel

22

Anger

Choler

23

Close friends

Confrères

24

Impromptu; done without planning

Extemporaneous

25

A person who does or says one thing but or says something else

Hypocrite

26

Peculiar; unpredictable in style

Idiosyncratic

27

Being fixated on a single idea

Monomania

28

Allowing light to shine through

Pellucid

29

Falsely appearing holy or moral

Sanctimonious

30

Carefully

Scrupulously