1st Quarter Vocabulary

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tube

subway

deference

a humble yielding to the wishes or judgment of another

draughty

drafty

yellow journalism

sensational and melodramatic journalism; also called "muckraking"

tacit

unspoken

sleuthery

acting as a detective

anon

immediately

proper

handsome

contrition

heartfelt remorse for doing wrong

promontories

projecting costal cliffs

seconds

official attendants of contestants in a duel

sahibs

Europeans

tiered up

ascended in layers

sourdough

northern prospector, pioneer

fastnesses

fortifications, mountain heights

chafing

straining against a prohibition, delay, or limitation

traverse

pass across

hummocks

mounds or ridges

mettle

courage

pennon

flag

salutary

beneficial to health

haggard

appearing worn and tired

insuperable

not able to be overcome

chimney

vertical groove

haft

handle

tarry

black as if smeared with tar

capstan

a mechanism made of vertical cylinder rotated manually or by motor, used for lifting weights by winding in the cable

grogshop

tavern; place where diluted rum was offered

hawker

peddler

cocks

points

powder

wig

assizes

court sessions

routed

driven out

tallowy

appearing as if covered with tallow, a whitish solid fat obtained from the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses, and used in some food products or to make candies

leer

sideways evil look

fawning

seeking attention through flattery

talons

claws (of animals) or fingers (of human beings)

gabbling

rapid or senseless speech

swabs

awkward, stupid persons

yellow jack

yellow fever

lee shore

shore away from the wind

lubbers

clumsy sailors

daddle

dawdle, trifle with

apoplexy

stroke

lugger

small boat with two or three masts, each with a lugsail, and two or three jibs set on the bowsprit

emboldener

object that fosters boldness

gully

large knife

tinderbox

metal box holding combustible material to be used to start a fire

quadrant

navigational instrument for measuring the altitude of stars (distance from horizon)

brace

pair

formidable

fearsome

glim

source of light, such as a candle

irresolute

undecided

miscreant

villain

dingle

wooded hollow

naiads

nymphs that live in and preside over streams and brooks

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