Vocab 4 26 12

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Vocab 4 26 12
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  1. To burn the skin of a wound to stop bleeding and infection (verb)
    cauterize
  2. A water-worn ravine (noun)
    gully
  3. broken stone of even size to surface or pave roads (noun)
    macadam
  4. a hard, dark, glasslike volcanic rock (noun)
    obsidian
  5. a wife, husband, or companion (noun)
    consort
  6. a descent or angle deviation (noun)
    declination
  7. a long, steep slope at the edge of a plateau (noun)
    escarpment
  8. feeling or showing sorrow and regret (adj)
    penitent
  9. a police officer's baton (noun)
    truncheon
  10. a tank for storing water, especially for a toilet (noun)
    cistern
  11. given into begging; moving from place to place with little or no stuff (adj)
    mendicant
  12. splendid and expensive looking (adj)
    sumptuous
  13. a temporary camp without tents (noun) / stay in a camp without tents (verb)
    bicouac / bicouacked
  14. abnormally thin or weak; especially because of illness or no food (adj)
    emaciated
  15. a trash heap (noun)
    midden
  16. something reused but still bears marks of its original purpose (noun)
    palimpsest
  17. set on fire (verb)
    enkindle
  18. an accomplice of a gambler that attracts others to play (noun)
    shill
  19. a mound of stones built as a memorial or landmark (noun)
    cairn
  20. dig up something that was buried (verb)
    disinter

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