21 terms

OLD MAN IN THE SEA VOCAB

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thwart
A seat on a row boat
expatriate
to remove oneself from residence in ones native land
preeminent
notable above all others
posthumously
after death
skiff
a small open boat (rowboat)
gaff
the iron hook attached to a pole
phosphorescence
organically generated light emission
plummets
lead weights
plankton
microscopic organisms in the sea
carapaced
covered in bony surface
iridescent
shifting changes in color
myriad
a large indefinite number
annulled
cancelled
undulation
wavy form
sustenance
nourishment
perils
dangers
maw
mouth or stomach of an animal
leprous
scaly
ceding
surrendering or letting go of
grudgingly
reluctantly
malignancy
ill will