The Call of the Wild Chapter 4 Vocabulary With Context Clues
He lay down on the snow and attempted to sleep, but the frost soon drove him shivering to his feet. Miserable and disconsolate , he wandered about among the many tents, only to find that one place was as cold as another.
Disconsolate: (adj) Hopelessly unhappy
The old dog (Sol-leks) did not like it and showed plainly that he was afraid of Buck. Francois was obdurate , but when he turned his back Buck again replaced Sol-leks, who was not at all unwilling to go.
The general tone of the team picked up immediately. It recovered it’s old time solidarity .
(n) A feeling of unity
Context At the Rink Rapids two native huskies, Teek and Koona, were added; and the celerity with which Buck broke them in took away Francois’s breath.
For three days, Francois and Perrault threw chests up and down the main street of Skagway and were deluged with invitations to drink, while the team was the constant centre of a worshipful crowd of dog-busters and mushers.
(v) To flood or inundate
Dave refused to run quietly behind the sled where the going was easy, but continued to flounder alongside in the soft snow, where the going was most difficult, till exhausted, then he fell, howling lugubriously as the long train of sleds churned by.