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insular

relating to an island

perdition

hell

providence

god

packet

passenger boat carrying mail and cargo on a regular schedule

portentous

eliciting wonder; weighty

leviathan

sea monster or large sea animal

sojourn

a temporary stay

attantest

extremist

abominate

to abhor; to laothe intensley

idolator

worshiper of idols

sundry

miscellaneous

toilet

process of dressing and grooming oneself

eschew

to avoid habitually

stalwart

strong; an unwavering partisan

dandy

a man who gives exaggerated attention to dress

doleful

cheerless; expressing grief

lees

sediment of liquor;dregs

lee

side sheltered from wind

cenotaph

a tomb or marker for person buried elsewhere

parricide

murder or murderer of parent or close relative

oscillate

swing ; vary

annihilation

destruction; nullification

swarthy

of dark color

inexorable

relentless

in lieu of

instead of

dyspeptic

showing sour disposition

sceptor

staff pr baton signifying royalty

magnanimity

generosity

prodigous

enormous; extraordinary in degree

brine

salt water

quahog

a kind of american clam

trypot

pot used for rendering oil from blubber

by dint of

because of

sagacity

wisdom; shrewdness

liturgy

rites of public worship

bulwarks

side of ship above upper deck

apex

summit; highest point

squall

sudden, violent wind; storm

anomalous

irregular;deviating from the norm

audacious

rash; insolent

unmitigated

unrelieved

indolence

laziness

lay

a share of the profit

apoplexy

a stroke

ramadan

month of fasting from dawn to sunset

appellative

relating to giving of names

lumbered

encumbered

capstan

a machine for moving or raising heavy weights

windlass

any of various machines for hoisting or hauling

vernal

relating to spring

fruition

accomplishment; realization

vicissitudes

natural changes

pugnacious

combative; belligerent

preternatural

extraordinary; unexplainable

auger

tool for boring holes

deprecating

expressing mild disapproval

binnacle

a housing for ships compass and a lamp

deferential

very respectful

abstemious

temperate; moderate in eating and drinking

baronial

fit for a baron

razee

a wooden ship with the upper deck cut away

malignity

evil

morbid

diseased; gruesome

apparition

ghost

ubiquitous

present everywhere

credulous

believing to easily

intrepid

fearless; courageous

unwonted

unusual

consternation

sudden confusion or dismay

infernal

relating to hell; damnable

curds

coagulated parts of milk

monomania

obsessive concentration on one idea

dismemberment

cutting off of the limbs

corporeal

pertaining to the body

unabated

not lessened

trepidation

in fear or dread

elusive

slipping away from ones grasp

pallor

extreme paleness

emblazoned

ornamentally richly

deify

to make into a god

infallible

incapable of error

reverie

dreamy contemplation

inveterate

firmly established in habit

desperado

a desperate dangerous criminal

vacuity

emptiness

perfidious

treacherous

capricious

subject to whim; fickle

ostensible

said to be; so-called

stiletto

small dagger with thin, tapering blade

hapless

luckless; unfortunate

abatement

lessening

eddy

small backward current

vehement

intense; forceful

shrouds

ropes from ships side to masthead

quiescence

quietness; stillness

tumultuous

greatly agitated;stormy

decapitation

beheading

ardor

great intensity of passion or desire

missive

letter

peremptorily

not able to be denied or delayed

interregnum

interval; break or pause

plurality

of great number

obsequious

showing too great a willingness to serve; fawning

cupidity

greed

ponderous

very heavy

plethoric

overly full;excessive

misanthrope

one who hates or distrusts all people

vermilion

bright red colored Scarlett

compunctions

remorse; regret

corpusants

st.elmos fire

pertinacious

holding firmly to some purpose

prescience

apparent knowledge of things before they happen

evanescence

a vapor-like quality

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