Vocabulary for The Perilous Road

Matching:  Write the number of the correct definition in front of the word it describes.

_______pertness

1.  To make (a liquid) muddy or cloudy by stirring up sediment

_______bluff

2.  To be necessary or proper, be expected, be fitting, be right, necessitate

_______plunder

3.  A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons; sentinel, patrol

_______retort

4.  To meet or return (a blow) by another blow; respond to, set off, deal with, counteract

_______dire

5.  Muddled confused, befuddled, bewildered, mixed up, punchy, rattled, shook, shook up, unglued

_______peril

6.  Easily imposed on; submissive, docile, compliant

_______scalawag

7.  To move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over

_______grabble

8.  Lacking strength; weak

_______sullen

9.  To use or give great amounts of

_______meek

10.  A roofed passage between two parts of a structure

_______flounder

11.  Lacking substance, value, or basis; casual, hollow

_______sentry

12.  Ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, troublemaker, rascal

_______counter

13.  To cringe in fear, recoil,  shy away

_______dogtrot

14.  A tree branch, especially a large or main branch

_______reprove

15.  To reinforce by adding material; strengthen, build up

_______boughs

16.  Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky, glowering, gloomy, grim

_______addled

17.  That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty

_______behoove

18.  A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face

_______rouse

19.  To feel around with the hands; grope, feel blindly, flounder

_______idle

20.  To excite, as to anger or action; stir up, provoke, stir up

_______slathers

21.  Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous, awful, dreadful, horrible, grim

_______fortify

22.  To voice or convey disapproval of; take to task, reprimand, scold, chide, reproach

_______balk

23.  Deplorably bad or wretched, sorrowful, mournful

_______woeful

24.  To reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner

_______cower

25.  To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance; struggle, thrash, wallow

_______feebly

26.  To stop short and refuse to go on, shy away, drawl back

_______rolled

27.  An inappropriate playfulness, sassiness, feistiness, mischief, liveliness

_______roiled

28.  Imminent danger, threat, risk, hazard




----------Key----------

pertness - An inappropriate playfulness, sassiness, feistiness, mischief, liveliness
bluff - A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.
plunder - That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty
retort - To reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner.
dire - Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous, awful, dreadful, horrible, grim
peril - Imminent danger, threat, risk, hazard
scalawag - ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, troublemaker, rascal
grabble - To feel around with the hands; grope, feel blindly, flounder
sullen - Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky, glowering, gloomy, grim
meek - Easily imposed on; submissive, docile, compliant
flounder - To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance; struggle, thrash, wallow
sentry - A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons; sentinel, patrol
counter - To meet or return (a blow) by another blow; respond to, set off, deal with, counteract
dogtrot - A roofed passage between two parts of a structure.
reprove - To voice or convey disapproval of; take to task, reprimand, scold, chide, reproach
boughs - A tree branch, especially a large or main branch
addled - Muddled confused, befuddled, bewildered, mixed up, punchy, rattled, shook, shook up, unglued
behoove - To be necessary or proper, be expected, be fitting, be right, necessitate
rouse - To excite, as to anger or action; stir up, provoke, stir up
idle - Lacking substance, value, or basis; casual, hollow
slathers - To use or give great amounts of
fortify - To reinforce by adding material; strengthen, build up
balk - To stop short and refuse to go on, shy away, drawl back
woeful - Deplorably bad or wretched, sorrowful, mournful
cower - To cringe in fear, recoil,  shy away
feebly - Lacking strength; weak
rolled - To move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over
roiled - To make (a liquid) muddy or cloudy by stirring up sediment
 

27 pertness

18 bluff

17 plunder

24 retort

21 dire

28 peril

12 scalawag

19 grabble

16 sullen

6 meek

25 flounder

3 sentry 

4 counter

10 dogtrot

22 reprove

14 boughs

5 addled 

2 behoove

20 rouse

11 idle

9 slathers

15 fortify

26 balk

23 woeful

13 cower

8 feebly

7 rolled

1 roiled