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1

Small, light boat

Skiff

2

Small, crudely built shack

Shanty

3

Shabby or squalid

Seedy

4

Alongside each other

Abreast

5

Tilted, leaning, almost turned over

Careened
(Typically concerning a car or automobile)

6

Tastelessly showy or extravagant

Gaudy

7

To work out or devise a plan for

Contrive

8

So we unhitched a __________ and pulled down the river two mile and a half, to the big scar on the hillside, and went ashore.

Skiff

9

It was pretty close to the __________, and I thought I heard the old man coming all the time.

Shanty

10

There was a __________ old chest, and an old hair trunk with the hinges broke.

Seedy

11

[The raft] kept a-coming, and when it was __________ of me I see there warn’t but one man in it.

Abreast

12

The door slammed to because it was on the __________ side.

Careened

13

I read considerable to Jim about kings and dukes and earls and such, and how __________ they dressed, and how much style they put on...

Gaudy

14

Why, I spotted you for a boy when you was threading the needle; and I __________ the other things just to make certain.

Contrived