Chapters 17-18 Vocabulary Words

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contradict 215  to deny or disagree with what is being said by (someone)
lingo 229 the special language used for a particular activity or by a group of people
massacre 211 the violent killing of many people
peaceable 229 not liking or wanting to fight or argue
rummage 221 to search for something especially by moving and looking through the contents of a place
savage 209 not tamed; being cruel and brutal
scalplock 228 a long tuft of hair on the crown of the otherwise shaved head especially of a warrior of some American Indian tribes
scowl 232 to look at someone in anger or disapproval
tarnation 222 disgustingly; repulsively
tree 209 to drive to or up a tree

Definitions utilized from Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's Word Central Dictionary based on use in Little House on the Prairie.

by: Casey Jo Burrus © 2014
Bingham, Illinois
updated: June 4, 2016
Cowden-Herrick Schools