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The Cay Vocab 1-6

The Cay Vocab 1-6
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alabaster
white smooth stone used to make jars
destroyer
a small fast warship used to support larger vessels
distilled
purified
calypso
a type of music that originated in the West Indie
channel
a part of a harbor deep enough for ships
cleats
a type of shoe that has spikes on the sole
mutiny
to seize the captain and officers and take control of a ship
Nazi
the ruling party of Germany during World War II
flimsy
Very thin
hinged
Attach with a hing
hurricane
A powerful storm with very high winds and a lot of rain
pitch
A measure of the highness or lowness of a sound
pontoon bridge
a temporary floating bridge using pontoons for support
oil refinery
a place where crude oil is turned into fuel
parched
to become very dry, hot, thirsty
pilot boat
a vessel used to guide larger ships in and out of ports
stubborn
hard to convince
submarine
A vessel or boat that can travel underwater
schooner
Sailing vessel used in former times
sextant
a device used to take measurements that help sailors navigate their ships
stern
the rear part of a ship
ballast
any heavy material used to stabilize a ship
U-boat
German submarine (undersea boat)
tanker
a ship with large tanks for carrying liquids
torpedo
An underwater bomb that moves quickly through water and blows up on contact with a target
anxiously
uneasy, worried
Denmark
a country in Northern Europ
dishearten
to discourage
doused
put out, wet completely
clump
a pile of things lumped together
gasping
breathing noisily and hard as when out of breat
glare
An angry star
harass
annoy continually
haze
a fog, dust, or smoke that causes reduced visibility
drone
make a low, dull,humming soun
langosta
lobster with no claws
Panama
a small country in central America
plunge
to fall quickly; to submerge or descend into deep water
scan
to look quickly from one point to another while searching for something
ignore
pay no attention to someone or somethin
spicy
a very hot, burning taste
steel
a very strong metal made from iron and carbon
tensely
in a nervous or worried manner
triangle
a figure with three sides and three angles
shudder
to tremble or to shiver
biscuit
a soft bread dough baked in small portions
bucking
move quickly and violently
clammy
cool, damp, and sticky
cay
a small low island made up of sand or coral