Fred Gipson's Old Yeller 93 words

An interesting list of vocabulary words from Fred Gipson's Old Yeller
  1. aggravated
    made more severe or intense especially in law
  2. astride
    with one leg on each side
  3. binding
    executed with proper legal authority
  4. bit
    a small piece or quantity of something
  5. blat
    cry plaintively
  6. boar
    an uncastrated male hog
  7. bob
    move up and down repeatedly
  8. braided
    woven by (or as if by) braiding
  9. briar
    Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
  10. broadside
    with a side facing an object
  11. butter churn
    a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  12. buzzard
    a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
  13. canyon
    a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  14. carcass
    the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
  15. careen
    pitching dangerously to one side
  16. castration
    surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
  17. clamp
    a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  18. clout
    (boxing) a blow with the fist
  19. coil
    a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  20. colt
    a young male horse under the age of four
  21. commotion
    a disorderly outburst or tumult
  22. copperhead
    common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States
  23. cornbread
    bread made primarily of cornmeal
  24. dingy
    thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
  25. doe
    mature female of mammals of which the male is called `buck'
  26. drool
    saliva spilling from the mouth
  27. drought
    a shortage of rainfall
  28. dun
    a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
  29. entrails
    internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)
  30. fib
    a trivial lie
  31. flank
    the side between ribs and hipbone
  32. flinch
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  33. foul
    highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  34. frantic
    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
  35. frayed
    worn away or tattered along the edges
  36. frazzle
    wear away by rubbing
  37. fretful
    nervous and unable to relax
  38. fussy
    exacting especially about details
  39. gnarled
    used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
  40. hamstring
    one of the tendons at the back of the knee
  41. haunch
    the loin and leg of a quadruped
  42. heave
    move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
  43. heifer
    young cow
  44. hideous
    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
  45. hilt
    the handle of a sword or dagger
  46. knoll
    a small natural hill
  47. lunge
    the act of moving forward suddenly
  48. mange
    a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
  49. maul
    injure badly by beating
  50. mournful
    expressing sorrow
  51. mule
    hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
  52. muzzle
    forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
  53. nettle
    any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  54. plague
    any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
  55. poultice
    a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
  56. prickly pear
    cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock
  57. prowl
    move about in or as if in a predatory manner
  58. puny
    (used especially of persons) of inferior size
  59. recollect
    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
  60. reeking
    giving off a strong unpleasant smell
  61. roan
    (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey
  62. rogue
    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
  63. romp
    play boisterously
  64. roost
    a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
  65. rout
    an overwhelming defeat
  66. rowdy
    disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
  67. shabby
    showing signs of wear and tear
  68. shedding
    the process whereby something is shed
  69. shoat
    a young pig
  70. shucks
    an expression of disappointment or irritation
  71. shudder
    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  72. sober
    not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  73. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
  74. sow
    place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
  75. speckled
    having a pattern of dots
  76. stench
    a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
  77. sternness
    uncompromising resolution
  78. sulk
    be in a huff and display one's displeasure
  79. sumptuous
    rich and superior in quality
  80. tallow
    obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
  81. tortilla
    thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
  82. tote
    carry with difficulty
  83. trace
    an indication that something has been present
  84. tush
    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  85. varmint
    any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
  86. venison
    meat from a deer used as food
  87. wallow
    roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
  88. wallow
    roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
  89. watercress
    any of several water-loving cresses
  90. wedge
    something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
  91. whet
    sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone
  92. withers
    the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
  93. writhing
    moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion