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  • 1. LA Vocabulary
    Week of January 17, 2011
  • 2. disengageverb
    I went back to the sled, reached down to disengage the hook, and when I did, the dogs exploded forward. Pg. 429
    unfasten
  • 3. regainverb
    I leaned over to the right to regain myself… Pg. 429
    recover
  • 4. emitverb
    …he would emit a low, gentle growl when I took the stick. Pg. 432
    Give out; send forth
  • 5. furtiveadjective
    In an hour’s time the day will be gone and night will be filled with the furtive rustlings of animals … Pg. 437
    Done in a sneaky or secretive way
  • 6. formidableadjective
    They flee from the sound of footsteps and bare formidable teeth if cornered.
    Pg. 437
    Causing fear
  • 7. feraladjective
    Whatever the reason, in the heart of these cats – of every cat gone feral – remains a memory… Pg. 438
    Untamed; wild
  • 8. lureverb
    …only the most desperate starvation would lure them inside again. Pg. 438
    Tempt; attract
  • 9. controversialadjective
    …pursuing a labor of love that can be as thankless as it often is controversial.
    Pg. 438
    Debatable; tending to stir up argument
  • 10. perseverancenoun
    …recognized with numerous medals and awards for his courage, devotion, and perseverance. Pg. 440
    Steady persistence, in spite of difficulties
    (You just keep going!)
  • 11. notionnoun
    …also support the notion of an extrasensory connection between animals and humans… Pg. 441
    Idea; opinion