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Vocabulary:

1.  The Word:taciturnity   (You may have to look up taciturn. Note that taciturn is an adjective and taciturnity is a noun. Be careful to use the right form of the word!)

In Context:“…silence fell on these little people at the arrival of the soup, and the taciturnity natural to Icelanders, even in childhood, resumed its sway.” (p.82)

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2.  The Word:lichen

In Context:“The host served out to us a soup made from lichen and by no means unpleasant, then a huge piece of dried fish...” (p.82)

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3.  The Word:remuneration

In Context:“…we took leave of the Icelandic peasant, my uncle persuading him…to accept a suitable remuneration...” (p. 82)

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4.  The Word:counterscarp

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