The Old Man and The Sea Vocabulary

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Treachery
An act of deliberate betrayal; betrayal of a trust
Gaunt
Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Dispersed
Distributed or spread over a considerable extent
Imperceptible
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
Myraid
adj. too numerous to be counted; noun a large indefinite number
Humiliate
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Desperately
in intense despair; with great urgency
Commence
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; set in motion, cause to start; get off the ground
Sustenance
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; a source of materials to nourish the body; the financial means whereby one lives
Taut
pulled or drawn tight; subjected to great tension; stretched tight
Conscientiously
with extreme conscientiousness
Interminable
tiresomely long; seemingly without end
Immune
not affected by a given influence; relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection); secure against; relating to the condition of immunity; noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
Resolution
finding a solution to a problem; a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
Elegance
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
Burnished
made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
Benevolent
generous in providing aid to others; intending or showing kindness; generous in assistance to the poor; showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
Ineffectual
not producing an intended effect; lacking in power or forcefulness; producing no result or effect
Teeter
a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end; verb move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
Surge
a sudden or abrupt strong increase; a large sea wave; a sudden forceful flow; verb see one's performance improve; rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave; rise or move forward; rise rapidly; rise and move, as in waves or billows
Peril
a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; a state of danger involving risk; verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position; pose a threat to; present a danger to
Grudgingly
in a grudging manner
Improvise
perform without preparation; manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
Coagulate
transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass; verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state;cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
Annul
recalling or rescinding; declare invalid