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Wordly Wise 8 Lesson 6

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anarchy
n. total absence of government; lack of order
apprehend
v. to seize, to arrest; to grasp the meaning of, to understand
arraign
v. to bring before a court to face charges
assimilate
v. to absorb into a population; to take in a part and absorb into the whole
bizarre
adj. strikingly out of the ordinary; peculiar
calamity
n. an event that causes great suffering and harm; a disaster
conspire
v. to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal
dissension
n. a difference of opinion; disagreement
elapse
v. to pass or slip by (used with time)
imminent
adj. about to happen; likely to occur in the very near future
interrogate
v. to ask questions of, especially in a thorough or formal matter
lionize
v. to treat as a celebrity
meticulous
adj. extremely careful; attentive to small details
shackle
n. a ring or band to put around the arm or leg to prevent free movement
OR
something that prevents free action
swelter
v. to suffer from or to be overcome by great heat
Key Points of the Story 1
Captain Bligh & 18 crew members were abandoned by the crew and had to sail through many storms. At last they reached Timor and after 10 weeks, the captain was well enough to return to England. They learned that some former crew members were on Tahiti and an armed boat name Pandora was sent to bring them back. They found that the mutineers had become settled in to the Tahitian culture so they were returned home. 4 drowned on the way back and the rest were hanged.
Key Points of the Story 2
cont. An American seal-hunting ship called the Topaz found a man named Alexander Smith on an "uninhabited" island. Alexander said that Fletcher Christian had sailed to this island with other mutineers. The Bounty sunk and the men tried to live on the island but they had disagreements with the Tahitians. Alexander was the only one left living.