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Schulte The Cay - Vocab Chaps 10- 14

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submerged
under water
stobs
posts
stranded
left somewhere with no means of return
catchment
something made to catch rainwater
mussel
a marine mollusk with a long, dark shell
treacherous
dangerous, risky, potentially harmful
pesky
annoying, bothersome
lash
to fasten together
squall
a sudden, violent wind
salvage
save from destruction or harm; to collect for repair
rancid
rotten, spoiled, and bad smelling
malaria
a disease transmitted by mosquitoes causing fever and chills
coral
a rock-like substance formed from the skeletons of tiny sea animals
trough
a long, narrow trench which holds water or food
tatters
to be shredded into strips or pieces
voodoo
religion of the Caribbean, originally from Africa, dealing in witchcraft and spirits
tethered
tied with rope or cord
sparingly
done carefully without wasting anything
barb
the sharp point of a fishook
lurk
to lie in wait or hiding
awash
washed over by waves
conniving
cunning, clever, or with secret intention
dependent
to be reliant on something or someone else for support
wheeze
the whistling sound made by a person having difficulty breathing