Schulte The Cay - Vocab Chaps 10- 14

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submerged

under water

stobs

posts

stranded

left somewhere with no means of return

catchment

something made to catch rainwater

mussel

a marine mollusk with a long, dark shell

treacherous

dangerous, risky, potentially harmful

pesky

annoying, bothersome

lash

to fasten together

squall

a sudden, violent wind

salvage

save from destruction or harm; to collect for repair

rancid

rotten, spoiled, and bad smelling

malaria

a disease transmitted by mosquitoes causing fever and chills

coral

a rock-like substance formed from the skeletons of tiny sea animals

trough

a long, narrow trench which holds water or food

tatters

to be shredded into strips or pieces

voodoo

religion of the Caribbean, originally from Africa, dealing in witchcraft and spirits

tethered

tied with rope or cord

sparingly

done carefully without wasting anything

barb

the sharp point of a fishook

lurk

to lie in wait or hiding

awash

washed over by waves

conniving

cunning, clever, or with secret intention

dependent

to be reliant on something or someone else for support

wheeze

the whistling sound made by a person having difficulty breathing

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