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Flashcards in TR Sections 13-18 Vocab Deck (40):
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Balustrade

A railing supported by balusters

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Pall

A cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb

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Decoy

A bird or mammal, or an imitation of one, used by hunters to attract other birds or mammals

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Rucksack

A bag with shoulder straps that allow it to be carried on someone's back

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Bivouacked

To stay in a temporary camp without tents or cover

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Threadbare

(of cloth, clothing, or soft furnishings) Becoming thin and tattered with age

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Buddha

A person who has attained full enlightenment

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Secular

Denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis

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Gullied

The act of water eroding a ravine

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Kudzu

A quick-growing eastern Asian climbing plant with reddish-purple flowers, used as a fodder crop and for erosion control

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Transit

The carrying of people, goods, or materials from one place to another

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Cairn

A mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on a hilltop or skyline

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Sundries

Miscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified

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Notions

A conception of or belief about somehting

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Culvert

A tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railroad

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Fey

Giving an impression of vague unworldliness

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Predicated

State, affirm, or assert (something) about the subject of a sentence or an argument of porposition

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Caustic

Able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action

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Quadrants

Each of four quarters of a circle

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Mattock

An agricultural tool shaped like a pickaxe, with an adze and chiseled edges

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Bolus

A small rounded mass of a substance, esp. of chewed food at the moment of swallowing

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Corrugate

Contract or cause to contract into wrinkles or folds

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Magnolia

A tree or shrub with large, typically creamy-pink, waxy flowers

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Spire

A tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, typically a church tower

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Provisions

the action of providing or supplying something for use

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Jerry Jug

Is a robust fuel container originally made from pressed steel

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Slough

A swamp

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Serpentine

Of or like a serpent or snake

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Verdigris

A bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate

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Palladian

Of, relating to , or denoting the neoclassical style of Andrea Palladio from c. 1715

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Lintel

A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window

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Myriad

A countless or extremely great number

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Disinterred

Dig up (something that has been buried, esp. a corpse)

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Cholera

An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine

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Desolation

A state of complete emptiness or destruction

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Careened

Turn (a ship) on its side for cleaning, caulking, or repair

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Slag

Stony waste matter separated from metals during the smelting or refining of ore

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Vigilant

Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

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Iodine

the chemical element of atomic number 53, a nonmetallic element of halogen group, forming black crystals and a violet vapor

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Sepulchre

Burial chamber: A chamber that is used as a grave