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The Cutoff: The Story of the Donner Party Vocabulary.

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1 The Cutoff: The Story of the Donner Party Vocabulary

2 perpetual Per-pet-chew-al  Continuing forever & ever  The perpetua l rain made me think I’d never see the sun again.

3 fiery “fire-ee”  Easily provoked, full of emotion or spirit  Because of his fiery nature, he lashed out in anger without thinking.

4 confide “Cun-fied”  Have confidence or trust in something  Best friends confide in each other by sharing their secrets.

5 arrogance “Air-o-gan-s”  A feeling or impression that you’re better than others.  Her arrogance led her to believe she was the best singer in the entire choir.

6 Despair “dis-pair”  Utter loss of hope. No hope at all.  The lost hiker began to despair when he ran out of food and water and still no rescuers came.

7 Grim “grim”  Gloomy, horrid, harsh, gruesome  The horror movie was quite grim and my mother wouldn’t let me see it.

8 Gaunt “gah-nt”  Excessively thin, anorexic in appearance  The prisoner had been starved, so he had a gaunt appearance.


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