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Vocabulary for Southwest Literature Selection 4 Death and Life in the Grand Canyon

Black quote
A long quotation set off by indenting and a different typeface, instead of quotation marks

Canyoneer
Experienced at traveling in rugged canyons

Crevasse
A deep open crack in rock or ice

Dehydrated
(A person who has) lost a large amount of water from the body

Dicey
Unpredictable and potentially dangerous

Doyen
The most respected and prominent person in a particular field

Driftwood
Pieces of wood washed onto the shore

Gnawed
Nibbled or chewed on

Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements

Not in the cards
Unlikely to happen

Macabre
Horrifying and involving death or injury

Naïve
Lacking experience, wisdom, or judgement

Odyssey
A long journey full of adventures

Parched
Extremely thirsty

Quest
A long, difficult search for something

Ravine
A gorge with steep sides(but not vertical cliffs like a canyon

Spectral
Like a ghost

Surreal
Unreal, strange, dreamlike

Switchbacks
A trail or road that zig-zags(changes to opposite direction) to go up a steep slope

Ticklish
A difficult situation that requires careful handling

Trio
Three people

Woozily
Dazed, confused, weak, dizzy

Wracked their fevered brains
Tried hard to think of or remember something(‘wracked’ means ‘punished’ in this case)

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