The Old Man and the Sea Vocabulary!

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Astern

(adverb)- behind or toward the rear of a ship or aircraft

Benevolent

(adjective)- Well meaning and kindly

Cirrus Clouds

(noun)- lacy or wispy clouds

Coagulated

(verb)- change to a solid or semisolid state

Conscientiously

(adjective)- wishing to do what is right

Cumulous Clouds

(noun)- large, white, puffy clouds that generally appears during either a nice day, hot days, can make rain, or thunderheads

Dorsal Fins

(noun)- an unpaired fin on the back of a fish or whale

Fathoms

(noun)- unit of length equal to six feet

Filaments

(noun)- slender threadlike object or fiber

Furled

(verb)- rolled or folded and secured neatly

Gaff

(noun)- a stick with a hook or barber spear for landing large fish

Gelatinous

(adjective)- having a jellylike consistency

Humility

(noun)- a modest or low view of one's own importance

Interminable

(adjective)- endless

Iridescent

(adjective)- showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles

Longitudinally

(adjective)- running lengthwise rather than across

Malignancy

(noun)- cancer

Myriad

(noun)- a countless number/ extremely great number

Phosphorescence

(noun)- something that glows naturally

Placid

(adjective)- not easily upset or excited

Plummets

(verb)- falling/ dropping straight down at a high speed

Ptomaine

(noun)- formerly taught to be toxic

Rapier

(noun)- a thin, light, sharp pointed sword used for thrusting

Relics

(noun)- an object surviving from an earlier time

Resolution

(noun)- a firm decision to do/ not to do something

Rigor Mortis

(noun)- stiffening of the joints and muscles of the body a few hours after death

Scythe

(noun)- tool used for cutting crops

Sustenance

(noun)- food and drink of a regarded source of strength

Timid

(adjective)- showing lack of courage/ confidence

Treachery

(noun)- a betrayal of trust

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