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Survive the savage sea

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Flotsam
Floating wreckage of a ship and it's cargo
Bilious
Yellowish or greenish,as if suffering from liver or gallbladder issues (Bile is secreted by the liver)
Polystyrene
A type of plastic. Polythene, which is mentioned below is another kind of plastic.
Glucose
Kind of sugar that is easily digested
Flares
Very bright lights used as distress signals
Torch
British English for flashlight
Loch Ness monster
Thirty foot long sea monster supposedly living in a lake in Scotland. Loch is Scottish for lake.
Leviathan
A huge sea monster mentioned in the bible.
Debris
Rough, broken bits of litter.
Meager
Literally very thin, inadequate, not enough.
Hull
Main body of a ship
Tenets
Beliefs of a group, doctrines
Dorado
A kind of fish also referred to as a dolphin
Stern
Back end of a vessel
Elixir of life
Substance that some people believed existed in the middle ages that would allow people to live forever
Coagulated
Solidified, clotted
Serum
Clear liquid left over after blood coagulates
Boils
Painful, infected swellings
Copious
Plentiful
Scanty
Inadequate, meager. The opposite of copious.
Deteriorating
Getting worse
Testily
Irritably
Cirrostratus cloud
Thin, high white cloud
Yawed
Swung back and forth, pushed by the waves
Advocates
People who speak or write in support of something
Vigil
Watch, guards
Knot
One nautical mile per hour
Gaff
Strong hook on a pole used to catch large fish
Thwart
Rowers seat extending across a boat
Trim
Balance a boat by moving the weight around
Gunwale
Upper edge of the side of the boat. Originally a gunwale supported the ship's guns.
Bruce after bannockburn
In 1314 Scotland won independence from england at a battle in the Scottish town of bannock burn. Robert the Bruce led the scots.
Imminent
About to happen