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Flashcards in Chapter 9&10 Vocab (Into the Wild) Deck (22):
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Hermits

Anchorites

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Exhibiting characteristics of distant ancestors or of early man

Atavistic

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Lightweight boats developed in Ireland

Curraghs

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A route notable for its narrowness; a gorge

Defile

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Dried out

Desiccated

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Fleeting; dying quickly

Ephemeral

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One who seeks beauty

Esthete

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The philosophy that beauty is an important basis of moral good

Esthetics

9

Personal markings in public spaces, similar to graffiti

Graffito

10

A log and mud shelter characteristic of the Navajo

Hogan

11

Worked one's way in

Insinuated

12

Ridiculous

Ludicrous

13

A grid

Matrix

14

those who develop a myth about another person

Mythographers

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A French word meaning pen name

Nom de plume

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Carvings in rock walls

Petroglyphs

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Pictures from an earlier era drawn or painted on a rock wall

Pictographs

18

Broken bits of pottery

Pot-sherds

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A layer of rock in a larger formation

Stratum

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A natural land form caused by accumulated rocks and dirt

Talus

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Truth

Veracity

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Very High-frequency radio

VHF