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Flashcards in Chapter 15 Vocab (Into the Wild) Deck (26):
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Acrid

Smelling harsh or bitter

2

Autocratic

dictatorial; not allowing negotiation

3

Bivouac sack

A lightweight covering or shell that allows a camper to sleep outside a tent

4

Bivvy

Slang for bivouac, a temporary camp without shelter

5

Cirrus

Flattish clouds formed by ice crystals

6

Condolence

Sympathy

7

Contingemnt

Dependent upon

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Entanglement

Involvement

9

Escapade

A caper; adventure

10

Fly

An extra piece of fabric that forms a second roof on a tent

11

Hectored

Nagged

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Hubris

Arrogance; excessive pride

13

Malevolent

With evil intention; threatening

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Metastasized

Grown new colonies

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Patina

The outer layer

16

Pharmacopeia

A pharmacy full of [doesn't say so I don't know what to put here]

17

Reconnaissance

A preview of a trip or route

18

Spindrift

A strong wind

19

Spindrift avalanches

Snow slides caused by strong wind rather than by falling rock

20

Supplanted

Replaced

21

Surreal

Intensely irrational

22

Thwart

To frustrate, prevent success

23

Tlingit

One of the groups of Native Americans

24

Verglas

Glacial ice; heavy glacier-like ice as in an ice storm

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Volatile

Explosive

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Volition

Free will