Touching Spirit Bear 68 words

Vocabulary words from Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  1. defiant
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
  2. skiff
    any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
  3. barrage
    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
  4. venomous
    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  5. sullenly
    in a sullen manner
  6. banishment
    rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  7. symbolize
    represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
  8. obligation
    the state of being obligated to do or pay something
  9. dignity
    the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
  10. isolate
    place or set apart
  11. devoted
    zealous in devotion or affection
  12. taunt
    harass with persistent criticism or carping
  13. persistent
    stubbornly unyielding
  14. scrounge
    obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
  15. manipulate
    influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  16. remote
    located far away spatially
  17. vanished
    having passed out of existence
  18. bough
    any of the larger branches of a tree
  19. shroud
    burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  20. incessant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  21. gluttonous
    given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
  22. gluttonously
    in a gluttonous manner
  23. maul
    injure badly by beating
  24. bile
    a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
  25. haphazard
    dependent upon or characterized by chance
  26. detonate
    cause to burst with a violent release of energy
  27. silhouette
    a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color
  28. bizarre
    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  29. antibiotic
    a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
  30. hobble
    walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
  31. diminished
    made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
  32. sarcastically
    in a sarcastic manner
  33. savoring
    taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
  34. ancestry
    the descendants of one individual
  35. totem
    emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)
  36. ceremoniously
    in a ceremonious manner
  37. indifferent
    marked by a lack of interest
  38. massive
    consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
  39. scrounger
    someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
  40. venomously
    in a very malevolent manner
  41. omen
    a sign of something about to happen
  42. wallow
    roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
  43. feign
    make believe with the intent to deceive
  44. mosey
    walk leisurely
  45. brandish
    move or swing back and forth
  46. smolder
    burn slowly and without a flame
  47. muster
    gather or bring together
  48. barrage
    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
  49. stifling
    characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
  50. devour
    eat immoderately
  51. conjure
    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  52. notion
    a general inclusive concept
  53. shroud
    burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  54. roiled
    (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence
  55. stoke
    stir up or tend; of a fire
  56. incessant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  57. rivulet
    a small stream
  58. gluttonous
    given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
  59. brazenly
    in a brazen manner
  60. lumber
    move heavily or clumsily
  61. saunter
    walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
  62. amble
    walk leisurely
  63. haggard
    showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
  64. delirium
    a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
  65. vengeance
    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
  66. gunwale
    wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
  67. vault
    the act of jumping over an obstacle
  68. scouring
    the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water