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Robinson Crusoe 1997 Part 2.1

Robinson Crusoe 1997 Part 2.1: http://englishwordoftheday2010.blogspot.com/2013/02/robinson-crusoe-1997-part-21.html
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exile
the state of being sent to live in another country that is not your own, especially for political reasons or as a punishment
dock
if a ship ... or you ... a ship, it sails into a harbour and stays there
scent
a pleasant natural smell
mermaid
(in stories) a creature with a woman's head and body, and a fish's tail instead of legs
cargo
the goods carried by a ship, aircraft or other large vehicle
jade
a precious green stone from which jewellery and small models are made, especially in China and Japan
mahogany
the hard reddish-brown wood of a tropical tree, used for making furniture
slave
a person who is legally owned by someone else and has to work for them
decree
to officially state that something must happen
intimate
expert, detailed and obtained from a lot of studying or experience
call on sb
to ask someone in a formal way to do something
aye
another word for 'yes' (mainly British English)
crew
a group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc.
put your back into something
to use a lot of effort and energy on a particular task
call somebody away
to ask somebody to stop what they are doing and to go somewhere else
aft
in, near or towards the back of a ship
batten down the hatches
(on a ship) to firmly shut all the entrances to the lower part, especially because a storm is expected
hatch
an opening or a door in the deck of a ship or the bottom of an aircraft, through which goods to be carried are passed