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Chapter 7-18 Vocab

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Abode
the house or other place where somebody lives
Tacitly
understood or implied without being stated openly
Bower
a shady leafy shelter or recess in a garden or woods
Smouts
small fish
Encumbrance
a hindrance or burden to somebody
Gambols
to leap or skip around playfully
Sanguine
cheerfully optimistic
Myriad
made up of many different components
Cudgel
a heavy stick used as a weapon
Plaint
an expression of grief or sadness
Precipitous
done or acting too quickly and without enough thought
Dry-shod
not wet, or no longer wet
Herbage
herbaceous plants, especially their leafy or succulent and edible parts
Prolific
present in large numbers, or containing large numbers of quantities of something, especially animal life
Surfeited
an excessive number or quantity of something, especially so much of it that people become sickened, repelled, or bored by it
Billets
a short thick piece of wood, especially firewood
Viands
a store or collection of food, especially the food that makes up a meal or a feast
Vicissitudes
unexpected changes, especially in somebody's fortunes
Prostrated
reflexive verb to lie prone or stretched out with the face downward or bow very low, e.g. in worship or submission
Repose
a state of rest or inactivity
Lassitude
a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy
Pellucid
allowing all or most light to pass through
Animalcules
a microscopic organism such as an amoeba that moves about, eats other microbes, or resembles an animal in some other way
Lugubrious
extremely mournful, sad, or gloomy
Condoled
to express sympathy to somebody who is experiencing grief, loss, or pain, especially over a death
Disapprobation
condemnation
Triumvirate
a group of three people who jointly share some responsibility, authority, or power
Eminence
a position or rank of distinction or superiority
Unremitting
continuing, persisting, or recurring without diminishing or ceasing
Rivet
to fasten something using a rivet or rivets
Keel
nautical the main structural element of a ship, stretching along the center line of its bottom from the bow to the stern. It sometimes extends farther downward into the water to provide extra stability.
Vacillating
to be indecisive or irresolute, changing between one opinion and another
Assiduity
great care and attention in doing something
Abated
transitive and intransitive verb to lessen or make something lessen gradually
Sublime
so awe-inspiringly beautiful as to seem almost heavenly
Ballast
heavy material carried in the hold of a ship, especially one that has no cargo, in the keel of a sailing boat, or in the gondola of a balloon, to give the craft increased stability
Valorously
having or showing courage, especially in war or battle
Quills
a large stiff feather from a bird's wing or tail, or the hollow shaft of such a feather
Sallied
to rush or spring out suddenly
Sagacious
having or based on a profound knowledge and understanding of the world combined with intelligence and good judgment
Precipice
a high, vertical, or very steep rock face
Gunwale
the top edge of a boat's sides that forms a ledge around the whole boat above the deck
Lee
the side of a ship away from the source of the wind
Twain
two people or things
Whelmed
to engulf or submerge something in water
Verdure
the green color associated with lush vegetation
Anon
at an unspecified future time