Survive the savage sea

Created by kalijean303 

Upgrade to
remove ads

33 terms

Flotsam

Floating wreckage of a ship and it's cargo

Bilious

Yellowish or greenish,as if suffering from liver or gallbladder issues (Bile is secreted by the liver)

Polystyrene

A type of plastic. Polythene, which is mentioned below is another kind of plastic.

Glucose

Kind of sugar that is easily digested

Flares

Very bright lights used as distress signals

Torch

British English for flashlight

Loch Ness monster

Thirty foot long sea monster supposedly living in a lake in Scotland. Loch is Scottish for lake.

Leviathan

A huge sea monster mentioned in the bible.

Debris

Rough, broken bits of litter.

Meager

Literally very thin, inadequate, not enough.

Hull

Main body of a ship

Tenets

Beliefs of a group, doctrines

Dorado

A kind of fish also referred to as a dolphin

Stern

Back end of a vessel

Elixir of life

Substance that some people believed existed in the middle ages that would allow people to live forever

Coagulated

Solidified, clotted

Serum

Clear liquid left over after blood coagulates

Boils

Painful, infected swellings

Copious

Plentiful

Scanty

Inadequate, meager. The opposite of copious.

Deteriorating

Getting worse

Testily

Irritably

Cirrostratus cloud

Thin, high white cloud

Yawed

Swung back and forth, pushed by the waves

Advocates

People who speak or write in support of something

Vigil

Watch, guards

Knot

One nautical mile per hour

Gaff

Strong hook on a pole used to catch large fish

Thwart

Rowers seat extending across a boat

Trim

Balance a boat by moving the weight around

Gunwale

Upper edge of the side of the boat. Originally a gunwale supported the ship's guns.

Bruce after bannockburn

In 1314 Scotland won independence from england at a battle in the Scottish town of bannock burn. Robert the Bruce led the scots.

Imminent

About to happen

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set