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Vocab. storm

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

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