mariner

sailor

mar

damage

labour

work

mischance

bad luck

aboard

on the ship

gallows

a platform where executions are performed by hanging

bawling

shouting

blasphemous

cursing--especially in a way that shows disrespect for God or religion

cur

worthless dog

hanged

executed using a method that involved having a rope tied around one's neck and then being suspended from the rope in such a manner that one was strangled by one's own body weight

farewell

goodbye

barren

useless for growing food

insolent

disrespectful

auspicious

lucky

zenith

highest point

garment

piece of clothing

perish

die

spectacle

extraordinary or unusual thing to see

perfidious

tending to betray; intentionally betraying

ignoble

completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

fortitude

strength of mind that enables one to endure bad things with courage

extirpate

to remove or destroy completely, like a plant pulled out by the roots

bootless

of no benefit; useless

woe

great sadness or distress

vessel

ship

rapt

lost in deep thought or emotion

aught

anything

nought or naught

nothing

allay

calm

precursor

something that comes before something else

momentary

only lasting a short time

beseige

attack

brine

salt water

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

charm

magic spell

dispersed

scattered

toil

hard work

malignant

very bad

recount

tell;repeat

banish

expel from a community or group; drive away

hag

an ugly, frightening-looking old woman

potent

powerful

cloven

split

whelp

baby animal; bad child

discharge

release from service or duty

tempest

a violent storm

entrails

guts; insides

gape

be wide open

vile

disgusting;evil

dew

the moisture from the air that collects in small drops on cool surfaces during the night

malice

desire to harm others; evil

abide

live

fen

low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh

fertile

word describing a piece of land where plants that are useful to humans grow easily

endowed

gave

plague

terrible disease

brutish

like an animal; not as good as a human

gabble

to speak nonesense words; jabber

rack

torture

unwholesome

not healthy

unwonted

out of the ordinary; unusual

lest

for fear that

coral

the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry

transformation

a significant or extreme change

chide

scold; chew out

vigour

strength

subdued

overpowered

beseech

beg

ditty

song

nymph

one of a numerous class of lesser goddesses of mythology, conceived of as beautiful maidens inhabiting the sea, rivers, woods, trees, mountains, meadows, etc., and frequently mentioned as attending a superior god or goddess

knell

the sound made by a bell rung slowly, especially for a death or a funeral

fathom

a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

usurp

to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right

imposter

a person who pretends to be someone else in order to cheat or get over some

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