Widow- a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
Interest- the feeling of a person whose attention, concern, or curiosity is particularly engaged by something: she has a great interest in the poetry of dome.
Fetched- to go back and bring back.
Civilize- to bring out of savage, uneducated, or rude state; make civil.
Dismal- causing gloom or dejection: dreary; cheerless
Decent- conforming to recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc…
Lit out- to get down or descend, as from a horse or a vehicle.
Sugar barrel- a barrel that holds beer.
Skiff- any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
Oath- a solemn appeal to a deity or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak of the truth.
Tannery- a place where tanning is carried on.
Hooky- unjustifiable absence from school, work, and etc.
Tilted- to cause to lean, incline, slope, or slant.
Frills- a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle.
Peg- a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark some point.
Putting on airs- perform an action; or work out or perform.
Tan- to convert (a hide) into leather, especially by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark.
Get religion- a set of beliefs of the universe, nature, and purpose of the universe.
Guardian- a person who guards, protects, or preserves.
Reform- the amendment of conduct, belief, etc.
Chinks- a crack, cleft, or fissure.
Parcel- an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up.
Mulatto- the offspring of one white parent and one black parent: not in technical use.
Silver-headed cane- wood stack in cords for use as fuel.
Towing- an act or instance of towing.
Speck- a small pot differing in color or substance from that of the surface or material upon which it appears or lies.
Yonder- being in that place or over there.
Fooling- a silly or stupid