Into The Wild

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  1. Maw
    (p 61)
    • the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, especially a carnivorous mammal.
    • the stomach, especially that of an animal.
    • a cavernous opening that resembles the open jaws of an animal: the gaping maw of hell.
  2. Mucking
    (p 62)
    • moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.;manure.
    • a highly organic, dark or black soil,
  3. immoderation
    (p 64)
    lack of restraint, lack of avoidance of personal desire or indulgence
  4. rapport
    (p 65)
  5. ascetic
    (p 65)
    a person who lives an austere life, dedicates life for pursuit of contemplative ideas
  6. corollary
    (p 66)
    immediate/natural consequnce or result
  7. purports
    (p 66)
    • to claim preset falsely, under a pretense
    • veneer
  8. supplanted
    (p 66)
    to replace or take the place of another by force
  9. succor
    (p 66)
    • help, relief, aid
    • person that gives help relief or aid
  10. sojourn
    (p 66)
    temporary stay
  11. opined
    (p 71)
    to hold/express opinion
  12. strident
    (p 71)
    • making or having shrieking sharp sound/shrill
    • having an irritating quality of character
  13. opprobrium
    (p 71)
    the disgrace or reproach of a conduct, shame
  14. hubris
    (p 72)
    arrogance or excessive pride
  15. calisthenics
    (p 74)
    gymnastic exercises designed to develope strength & vigor
  16. equanimity
    (p 75)
    • composure,mental or emotional stability under stress
    • calmness, equilibrium
  17. sinewy
    (p 76)
    • vigorous or forceful language
    • relating ot the tendon
    • strenght, power, resilience
  18. banalities
    (p 73)
    devoid of frehness or originality: the banality of everyday life.
  19. subsisting
    (p 74)
    • to exist; continue in existence.
    • to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
    • to have an existence in, or by reason of, something.
    • reason of living
  20. crags
    (p 76)
    • steep rugged rock; projecting part of the rock
    • broken
  21. spur
    (p 77)
    anything that impels or urges and action, acheivement, or speed
  22. posit
    (p 77)
    • to place, put, set
    • to lay down or assume as fact
  23. cornices
    (p 77)
    • a mass of snow, ice, projecting over a mountain ridge
    • prominent projecting hazardous feature
  24. underscore
    (p 78)
    to stress, emphasize
  25. unhelmed
    (p 79)
    untouched, unaffected
  26. affable
    (p 80)
    • showing warmth or friendliness
    • easy to talk to
  27. ephemeral
    (p 88)
    • lasting for only a very short time
    • short-lived
  28. plaintive
    (p 88)
    expressing sorrow or meloncholy
  29. non de plume
    (p 89)
    french: "pen name"
  30. maxim
    (p 89)
    rule of conduct
  31. emblazoned
    (p 89)
    • to decorate with bright colors
    • to depict
  32. overwrought
    (p 89)
    • archaic: overworked
    • extremely/excessively excited or agitated
    • excessively complex
  33. eminent
    (p 90)
    • lofty, high
    • prominent, high rank
  34. esthete
    person who has a highly developed appreciation towards the beauty of art and nature
  35. atavistic
    reverting to or suggesting characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type
  36. bravado
    a pretentious, swaggering display of courage.
  37. paucity
    • arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death:
    • aposthumous award for bravery.
    • published after the death of the author:
    • a posthumous novel.
  38. paucity
    • smallness in quantity
    • scarcity
  39. picaresque
    • pertaining to, characteristic of, or characterized by a form of prose fiction, in which the adventures of a roguish hero are described in a series of usually humorous or satiric episodes that often depict, in realistic detail, the everyday life of the commonpeople: picaresque novel; picaresque hero.
    • of, pertaining to, or resembling rogues.
  40. hogan
    a Navajo Indian dwelling constructed of earth and branches and covered with mud or sod.
  41. veracity
    accuracy, correctness of the whole truth
  42. anchorites
    a person who has retired to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion; hermit.
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Into The Wild
Krakauer's choice of diction throughout chapters 7-9
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