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Flashcards in Chapter 7&8 Vocab (Into the Wild) Deck (28):
1

A neutral reaction; indecisiveness

Ambivalence

2

Insightful; Sharp

Astute

3

Slanted

Canted

4

A deliberate state of sexual inactivity

Celibate

5

A natural consequence or inference from known data

Corollary

6

Money and/or supplies for a trip

Grubstake

7

A large, intimidating opening

Maw

8

A form of sorghum, is a grain that is used in foods and sweeteners

Milo

9

Separation; Divisiveness

Polarization

10

Aid and comfort

Succor

11

An excess

Surfeit

12

The world of education

Academia

13

Specialists in climbing high and challenging mountains

Alpinists

14

A pared-down existence without many worldly goods

Asceticism

15

Meaningless comments

Banalities

16

A small bay formed by a curve in the shoreline

Bight

17

A ridiculous or extreme interperetation

Burlesque

18

An overused expression, example, or type

Cliché

19

Against established norms of a culture

Countercultural

20

Hermit-like or reclusive

Eremitic

21

Overly dramatic

Histrionic

22

Overblown pride

Hubris

23

The study of, the formation and development of languages

Linguistics

24

Criticism; judgment

Opprobrium

25

Scarcity

Paucity

26

A false display of scholarship

Pseudoliterary

27

Obscure; difficult for most people to understand

Recondite

28

Fish with nets

Seine