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Hatchet Vocabulary Chapters 11 and 12 Created by: Ms. DeVito & Mr. Walpole (Grade 5~Garfield)
stagger (verb) To walk or move as if about to fall “He had decided to always have enough on hand for three days and after spending one night with the fire for a friend he knew what a staggering amount of wood it would take. (p. 99)
bluff (noun) A steep cliff or headland “He moved to the top of the rock ridge that comprised the bluff over his shelter and was pleased to find a large, flat stone area. (p. 101)
gnarled (adjective) “…on top of the rock a snaggly pine had somehow found food and grown, bent and gnarled” (p. 55). Twisted, rough, and knobby
rebury (verb) To bury again “He had not eaten anything yet this morning so he took a moment to dig up the eggs and eat one, then he reburied them…” (p. 107).
primitive (adjective) Related to an early stage of history “Maybe that was how it really happened, way back when- some primitive man tried to spear fish and it didn’t work and he “invented” the bow and arrow” (p. 66).
persistent (verb) To continue even when something is difficult “A persistent whine, like the insects only more steady with an edge of a roar to it, was in his ears.... (p. 109)
spring (verb/noun) To quickly move up or forward The season between winter and summer A coiled piece of metal that can bounce “He needed something to spring the spear forward, some way to make it move faster than the fish-some motive force” (p. 106).
abrupt (adjective) Sudden, unexpected, quickly changing “It was abrupt, as if the plane had turned” (p. 111).