20 terms

Unit 2 - The Old Man and the Sea

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Submerge
to push under the surface
Conscientiously
thoughtfully and carefully
Tapered
gradually narrowed toward a point
Rapier
a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
Convulsively
violently shaking
Maw
mouth
Ceding
give up (power or territory)
Shoal
any very shallow spot in a body of water
Periscope
an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field
Tiller
Lever used to turn a rudder to steer a boat
Stern
The back or aft-most part of a ship or boat
Tempered
hardened , toughened , treated
Acrobatics
stunts like jumping, tumbling, and balancing
Commenced
to begin, to start
Coiled
curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
Elegance
the state of being elegant; the state of showing richness or grace in style and manners
Counsel
something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
Proprietor
An owner of a store or other business
Intolerable
unable to be endured
Timid
showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened

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