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1st Quarter Vocabulary

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tube
subway
deference
a humble yielding to the wishes or judgment of another
draughty
drafty
yellow journalism
sensational and melodramatic journalism; also called "muckraking"
tacit
unspoken
sleuthery
acting as a detective
anon
immediately
proper
handsome
contrition
heartfelt remorse for doing wrong
promontories
projecting costal cliffs
seconds
official attendants of contestants in a duel
sahibs
Europeans
tiered up
ascended in layers
sourdough
northern prospector, pioneer
fastnesses
fortifications, mountain heights
chafing
straining against a prohibition, delay, or limitation
traverse
pass across
hummocks
mounds or ridges
mettle
courage
pennon
flag
salutary
beneficial to health
haggard
appearing worn and tired
insuperable
not able to be overcome
chimney
vertical groove
haft
handle
tarry
black as if smeared with tar
capstan
a mechanism made of vertical cylinder rotated manually or by motor, used for lifting weights by winding in the cable
grogshop
tavern; place where diluted rum was offered
hawker
peddler
cocks
points
powder
wig
assizes
court sessions
routed
driven out
tallowy
appearing as if covered with tallow, a whitish solid fat obtained from the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses, and used in some food products or to make candies
leer
sideways evil look
fawning
seeking attention through flattery
talons
claws (of animals) or fingers (of human beings)
gabbling
rapid or senseless speech
swabs
awkward, stupid persons
yellow jack
yellow fever
lee shore
shore away from the wind
lubbers
clumsy sailors
daddle
dawdle, trifle with
apoplexy
stroke
lugger
small boat with two or three masts, each with a lugsail, and two or three jibs set on the bowsprit
emboldener
object that fosters boldness
gully
large knife
tinderbox
metal box holding combustible material to be used to start a fire
quadrant
navigational instrument for measuring the altitude of stars (distance from horizon)
brace
pair
formidable
fearsome
glim
source of light, such as a candle
irresolute
undecided
miscreant
villain
dingle
wooded hollow
naiads
nymphs that live in and preside over streams and brooks