blisters: swollen lumps on the skin - bramble, thorns: plants with spikes and sharp points - bruise: damage under the skin -  bush: wild vegetation with small trees - choke: suffocate - chopper: helicopter - convicted: sentenced - cover-up: deliberate hiding of the truth - cuff: handcuff, tie one's hands - exposure: the consequence of being in too much sun or extreme conditions- gospel: the truth - insinuate: suggest, imply - rankle: distress, worry - rope: cord - slams you in the gut: hits you in the stomach -  stationery: writing paper   tracker: hunter of fugitives -