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Old Man and the Sea- Vocabulary, Old Man and the Sea

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skiff
a small boat
gaff
hooking pole
gaunt
thin
benevolent
good
attained
reached
timid
shy
resolution
determination
oakum
rope fiber
thole
oar holder
phosphorescence
glow
tern
a type of bird
shank
shaft
garland
wreath
plummets
weights
plankton
fish food
iridescent
multi-colored
gleatinous
jellylike
filaments
threads
carapaced
covered
commenced
began
myriad
multiple
annulled
cancelled
tentative
hesitant
imperceptible
not noticeable
pectoral
of the chest
gunwale
side of the boat
coagulated
hardened
taut
tight
longitudinally
lengthwise
conscientiously
carefully
undulation
wavy motion
cumulus
type of cloud
treachery
deceit
ptomaine
type of food poisoning
rapier
a sword
preceded
went before
burnished
polished
sustenance
food
comprehend
understand
maw
stomach
ceding
giving
dorsal
of the back
placid
calm
interminable
unending
thwart
seat of boat
dignity
worthiness
dispersed
scattered
malignancy
evil
vertebrae
backbones
tempered
made hard
skiff
small boat
gaff
iron hook for fishing
harpoon
missile attached to rope
furled
rolled into a bundle
benevolent
not serious
gaunt
thin, bony
thwart
a seat on a boat
stern
back of a boat
phosphorescence
luminous radiation
fathoms
unit of length equal to six feet
congregated
to come together
buoys
a float
ineffectually
powerless
sifting
to separate
plankton
algae
formalized
to make formal
iridescent
very colorful
gelatinous
jelly-like
filament
a fine thread
immune
protected from...
grudgingly
unwillingly
endure
undergo
placid
peaceful
shoal
shallow water
wallowing
lie in water
tiller
horizontal bar used as a lever for steering
cirrus
thin clouds
malignancy
danger
mutilated
disfigured
involuntary
unintentional
scavengers
animals that feed on other dead animals
broadside
with the side
solidity
firmness
rigidity
stiffness
wrenched
twisted
sluggishly
w/o energy
perceptible
recognizable
lance
weapon
tempered
flexible
welt
ridge on the skin
carapaced
covered
mysticism
beliefs
grippes
influenza
taut
tight
commenced
started
myriad
great amount
annulled
reduced
prisms
type of shape
tentative
hesitant
shank
connecting part of a tool
imperceptible
unable to be perceived
bitt
post of wood above the deck of a ship
intolerable
unendurable
scythe
long curved blade
rapier
small sword
treachery
violation of faith
gunwale
upper edge of the side of a vessel
sheath
case
coagulated
to change from liquid to thickened mess
teetered
to move unsteadily
hoist
to lift up
longitudinally
extending in length
carcass
dead body of an animal
improvise
deliver w/o preparation
undulation
wavelike motion
cumulus
puffy clouds
ptomaine
bad smelling poison
pilgrimage
long journey
traitor
betrayer
convulsive
the nature of having convulsions
perceptibly
capable of begun perceived
lash
whip
sustenance
nourishment
perils
jeopardies
merits
excellence
prolongs
extends
maw
throat
leprous
resembling leprosy
ceding
letting go