Into the Wild Vocabulary Flashcards

Into the Wild Vocabulary Flashcards
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Histrionic
Overly emotional, often to the point of seeming theatrical or exaggerated
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Fulminate
To explode violently and loudly, or figuratively, to burst out with criticisms and denunciations.
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Enthralled
Rapt, fascinated, captivated
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Turgid

Difficult to understand or swollen.

Figuratively, as 'swollen', turgid can refer to something inflated, overblown, or pompous, such as indulgent writing or a big ego.

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Unsavory

Disagreeable or unpleasant.

Since savory typically refers to pleasant tasting or smelling, unsavory refers to the opposite- something which is not pleasing.

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Credo
A set of values and beliefs that are important to a person, and that guides how they act
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Itinerary
A travel schedule, or a detailed plan for travel
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Odyssey

A long, wandering and adventurous journey.

The term also refers to a classic epic poem about the 10 year journey of Odysseus.

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Onerous
Something that is difficult to handle, burdensome, and requires much effort
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Flashcard Content Overview

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a nonfiction narrative with vivid descriptions of one man's journeys away from society and into the wilderness. This set of flashcards is designed to review some of the more challenging words found throughout the book. Learning these words can help you to better understand the plot, and its main character's motivations during his journey.

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If you are reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, then use these flashcards to study vocabulary from the book. Review the words on the front of each card and quiz yourself to see if you know the definition on the back. You can access this flashcard set on your phone or tablet, for convenient studying whenever or wherever you have the time.

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Onerous
Something that is difficult to handle, burdensome, and requires much effort
Odyssey

A long, wandering and adventurous journey.

The term also refers to a classic epic poem about the 10 year journey of Odysseus.

Itinerary
A travel schedule, or a detailed plan for travel
Credo
A set of values and beliefs that are important to a person, and that guides how they act
Unsavory

Disagreeable or unpleasant.

Since savory typically refers to pleasant tasting or smelling, unsavory refers to the opposite- something which is not pleasing.

Turgid

Difficult to understand or swollen.

Figuratively, as 'swollen', turgid can refer to something inflated, overblown, or pompous, such as indulgent writing or a big ego.

Enthralled
Rapt, fascinated, captivated
Fulminate
To explode violently and loudly, or figuratively, to burst out with criticisms and denunciations.
Histrionic
Overly emotional, often to the point of seeming theatrical or exaggerated
Circuitous
Winding or indirect, often used to describe a route that is not the shortest or most direct
Bravado
Showy and bold behavior, designed to impress others
Unscathed
Without harm or injury, unaffected by danger
Mercurial
Having volatile moods and emotions that shift quickly
Sanctimonious
Self-righteous and showy in one's sense of moral superiority
Trajectory
Projected curve at which something moves through the air, or figuratively, the path something follows once launched
Recondite
Obscure, little known or understood by most people
Resilience
Ability to rebound and recover after obstacles or adversity
Stature
The height of a person

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