15 terms

Old man and the Sea Vocab

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benevolent
(adj.) kindly, charitable
furl
to roll up
iridescent
showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
commence
to begin or start
thwart
(v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
congregate
to gather together
rapier
a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
placid
calm, peaceful
humility
absence of vanity; humbleness
fathom
to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; a measure of depth in water
convulsive
producing or consisting of convulsions
malignant
(adj.) deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
ineffectual
not effective
sustenance
something that provides nourishment; food needed to live
myriad
(adj.) in very great numbers; (n.) a very great number

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