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Flashcards in Chapter 16&17 Vocab (Into the Wild) Deck (44):
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Independence

Autonomy

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Axioms

Statements or beliefs that are taken as true because nothing contradicts them

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Castigated

Scolded powerfully; berated

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Climactic

At the climax of an emotion or event

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Counterintuitive

Opposite to what one would expect or think

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Enthrall

To captivate

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Ethnobotany

The study of how a culture understands plants and their lore

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Factitious

Produced or made by man as opposed to nature

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Geophysical

The study physical properties of the Earth

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Gaunt

Extremely thin

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Gloaming

The soft light at dawn or dusk

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Hoosier

Someone from Indiana

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Iaconic

Not given to flowery words or much length in speech or writing

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Leery

Skittish, anxious

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Pedestrious

On foot

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Perambulations

Walks around an area

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Proximity

Physical nearness

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Rictus

A grimace

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Succumbing

Dying or coming under the power of something

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Sulfurous

Heavy with the chemical element, sulfur or stinking of sulfur

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Taiga

A damp forest where conifers grow

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Taut

Pulled tight

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Arable

Appropriate for farming

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Bedouin

A member of a nomadic desert tribe

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Confluence

Joining, coming together

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Coppice

A grove

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Gauging

Measuring

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Gothic

Remote and threatening

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Hauteur

Snobbishness; superiority

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Hydrologists

Scientists who study water and inhabitants

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Incandescent

Glowing

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Livid

Wild; angry

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massif

A major mountain range

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Metis

A person of racially mixed heritage

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Miasma

Fog

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Naive

Innocent

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Oedipal

Emotional attachment to a parent of the opposite sex---one who is treated by a doctor in the mental health field

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Scabbard

A sheath for holding a knife

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Shank

A narrowed piece of ground

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Sustenance

Enough food and water for survival

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Tableau

A scene or picture

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Terra...incognita

A Latin term meaning unknown land

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Ungulate

A hoofed animal, such as a moose, goat, deer, or caribou

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Voyeur

Spy; interloper