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Flashcards in Ransom of the Red Cheif Deck (26):
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Apparition

A sudden or unusual sight

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Undeleterious

Harmless

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Philoprogenitiveness

love for one's own children

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Bas-relief

Slightly raised

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Brake

A thick grouping of trees

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Court plaster

Adhesive cloth for covering cuts and scratches

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Magic-lantern views

Slides

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Dassant

Dare not

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Reconnoiter

To seek information about an enemy's whereabouts

10

Sylvan

Like woods or forests

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King Herod

An ancient king of Judea who once ordered the execution of all Bethlehem boys under the age of two

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Decry

To criticize

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Depredation

Robbery

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Cauterized

Burned a wound to stop bleeding

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Bedlam

An insane asylum

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Calliope

An instrument with steam whistles

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Ransom

Payment demanded for the release of a person or property

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Diatribe

Bitter, abusive criticism

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Provisions

Necessary supplies; food

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Collaborate

To work together on a project

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Comply

To act according to a command or request

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Proposition

A suggested plan

23

Commend

V. To speak highly of; to praise; to recommend

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Impudent

Bold and disrespectful

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Foil

A character that shows qualities that are in contrast with the qualities of another character with the objective to highlight the traits of the other character

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Trait

Distinguishing quality of characteristic, typically one belonging to a person