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War horse vocab

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War horse vocab

  1. 1. WAR HORSE VOCABULARY
  2. 2. CHAPTER 1
  3. 3. GANGLING awkwardly tall and thin
  4. 4. HUBBUB a loud, confused noise, as of many voices
  5. 5. CLAMBER to climb quickly, using both feet and hands
  6. 6. CONVICTION a fixed or firm belief
  7. 7. INSTINCTIVE natural; unlearned
  8. 8. CHAPTER 2
  9. 9. IMITATED to copy someone else’s behavior
  10. 10. PRECAUTION an action taken to protect against possible harm or trouble or to limit the damage if something goes wrong
  11. 11. PROWESS exceptional ability or skill
  12. 12. RUDIMENTS basic principles or skills
  13. 13. ABUNDANCE large amount: a more than plentiful quantity of something
  14. 14. CHAPTER 3
  15. 15. GRADUALLY changing slowly, little by little
  16. 16. FOREBODING a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  17. 17. VEHEMENTLY strongly emotional about something
  18. 18. NEGOTIATOR to deal or bargain with others
  19. 19. INEVITABLE something that is certain to happen
  20. 20. CHAPTER 4
  21. 21. APPREHENSION a feeling of anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
  22. 22. JODHPURS Horse riding pants that are wide at the hip and narrow around the calves, often with reinforced patches where the rider's legs grip the horse
  23. 23. REGIMENT a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups
  24. 24. LAME crippled or physically disabled, especially in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty
  25. 25. CHAPTER 5
  26. 26. RESENT to feel upset about something or toward somebody
  27. 27. JOCKEY someone who rides horses as a profession
  28. 28. TREPIDATION fear or uneasiness about the future or a future event
  29. 29. CAVALRY Troops trained to fight on horseback.
  30. 30. CHAPTER 6
  31. 31. BUOYANT Able to float
  32. 32. DISEMBARK get off passenger vehicle: to get off a passenger vehicle, especially a ship, aircraft, or train
  33. 33. QUAYSIDE The area next to a wharf
  34. 34. DISMOUNTING To get off an animal
  35. 35. CHAPTER 7
  36. 36. HESITANT not quick or confident
  37. 37. INSEPARABLE always together: sharing a close friendship
  38. 38. FETLOCKS A tuft of hair on the back of the leg or on the head
  39. 39. TRENCHES Holes dug in the ground used to cover soldiers during the war
  40. 40. INCESSANTLY Continuing without interruption
  41. 41. BAYONET a weapon used in the war
  42. 42. CHAPTER 8
  43. 43. BOMBARDMENT to attack or batter with artillery fire
  44. 44. INEXORABLY Not capable of stopping; relentless
  45. 45. REGIMENT a military unit usually consisting of two or three battalions under the command of a colonel
  46. 46. CHAPTER 9
  47. 47. AUTHORITY with official power
  48. 48. LAVISHED given something in great amounts
  49. 49. SACRILEGE the violation or profanation of anything sacred
  50. 50. COMPENSATE pay somebody for work or loss
  51. 51. ARTILLERY BARRAGE a method of delivering massed artillery fire from a few or many batteries.
  52. 52. CHAPTER 10
  53. 53. WOUNDED An injury
  54. 54. ADULATION excessive flattery or admiration
  55. 55. RATION a fixed and limited amount of food given to a person or group from the what is available
  56. 56. PRATTLE to talk in a silly, idle, or childish way
  57. 57. MERRILY In a high-spirited, festive way
  58. 58. CHAPTER 11
  59. 59. JEALOUSY Wanting to have something someone else has
  60. 60. CONVOY A group, often of military vehicles, traveling together.
  61. 61. BESIEGED surround place with army
  62. 62. EXUBERANT full of enthusiasm: full of happy high spirits and vitality
  63. 63. CHAPTER 12
  64. 64. MEAGER unsatisfactorily small or bad quality
  65. 65. MOTLEY made up of people or things that are very different from one another and do not seem to belong together
  66. 66. INCONGRUOUS out of place in a specific setting
  67. 67. GUNNER A person in the military that controls the gun
  68. 68. FORELEGS either of the two front legs of a horse
  69. 69. CHAPTER 13
  70. 70. RAGGEDNESS clothed in tattered or torn garments
  71. 71. OBLIGE require somebody to do something
  72. 72. ADMIRATION warm approval or appreciation of somebody or something
  73. 73. HORSEMEN men who ride horses
  74. 74. EMPATHY Identifying with how someone else feels
  75. 75. CHAPTER 14
  76. 76. REGAL resembling a king or royalty
  77. 77. SERENITY The state of being calm or tranquil
  78. 78. SUREFOOTED Not likely to stumble or fall
  79. 79. SPONTANEOUS acting upon sudden impulses
  80. 80. CHAPTER 15
  81. 81. CRATERS large, circular holes
  82. 82. STAGNANT water that is standing still, not moving or flowing
  83. 83. BARBEDWIRE wire used as a fence to keep people or animals out
  84. 84. BOMBARDMENT To attack with artillery fire
  85. 85. NO-MAN’S-LAND land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between two groups
  86. 86. CHAPTER 16
  87. 87. CRESCENDO A gradual increase, especially in the volume or intensity of sound
  88. 88. WAFTING something carried through air, often a smell or sound
  89. 89. HANDKERCHIEF A cloth that you keep in your pocket to blow your nose
  90. 90. WARILY On guard; watchful or cautious
  91. 91. CRICKET a game, popular especially in England, for two teams of 11 members each that is played on a field having
  92. 92. RUGBY A competitive sport close to football that is popular in England.
  93. 93. CHAPTER 17
  94. 94. IMMACULATE absolutely clean, neat
  95. 95. AUBURN reddish brown
  96. 96. TENTATIVELY likely to have changes before becoming final and complete
  97. 97. CHAPTER 18
  98. 98. EUPHORIC extremely happy or excited
  99. 99. DREAD to feel extremely frightened or worried about something that may happen in the future
  100. 100. TETANUS an infectious disease, usually obtained through a wound that breaks the skin
  101. 101. INCREDULOUS unwilling to believe something
  102. 102. CHAPTER 19
  103. 103. CASUALTIES injured or dead soldiers
  104. 104. DISPATCHED to send off or away with speed, as a messenger, telegram, body of troops, etc.
  105. 105. EXHAUSTED to drain of strength or energy, wear out
  106. 106. INCONSOLABLE cannot be comforted
  107. 107. DIMINISH to make something smaller or less important
  108. 108. AUCTION sale by bidding
  109. 109. CHAPTER 20
  110. 110. CONSPIRACY an evil or unlawful plan made in secret by two or more persons
  111. 111. BUTCHER meat seller
  112. 112. ENGLISH POUNDS the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  113. 113. CHAPTER 21
  114. 114. COMMISERATE to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for
  115. 115. RAPTUROUS full of, feeling joy or delight
  116. 116. MUTUAL shared by people
  117. 117. JEALOUSY feeling bitter and unhappy because of another's advantages, possessions, or luck
  118. 118. VAGARIES unpredictable change

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