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insular
relating to an island
perdition
hell
providence
god
packet
passenger boat carrying mail and cargo on a regular schedule
portentous
eliciting wonder; weighty
leviathan
sea monster or large sea animal
sojourn
a temporary stay
attantest
extremist
abominate
to abhor; to laothe intensley
idolator
worshiper of idols
sundry
miscellaneous
toilet
process of dressing and grooming oneself
eschew
to avoid habitually
stalwart
strong; an unwavering partisan
dandy
a man who gives exaggerated attention to dress
doleful
cheerless; expressing grief
lees
sediment of liquor;dregs
lee
side sheltered from wind
cenotaph
a tomb or marker for person buried elsewhere
parricide
murder or murderer of parent or close relative
oscillate
swing ; vary
annihilation
destruction; nullification
swarthy
of dark color
inexorable
relentless
in lieu of
instead of
dyspeptic
showing sour disposition
sceptor
staff pr baton signifying royalty
magnanimity
generosity
prodigous
enormous; extraordinary in degree
brine
salt water
quahog
a kind of american clam
trypot
pot used for rendering oil from blubber
by dint of
because of
sagacity
wisdom; shrewdness
liturgy
rites of public worship
bulwarks
side of ship above upper deck
apex
summit; highest point
squall
sudden, violent wind; storm
anomalous
irregular;deviating from the norm
audacious
rash; insolent
unmitigated
unrelieved
indolence
laziness
lay
a share of the profit
apoplexy
a stroke
ramadan
month of fasting from dawn to sunset
appellative
relating to giving of names
lumbered
encumbered
capstan
a machine for moving or raising heavy weights
windlass
any of various machines for hoisting or hauling
vernal
relating to spring
fruition
accomplishment; realization
vicissitudes
natural changes
pugnacious
combative; belligerent
preternatural
extraordinary; unexplainable
auger
tool for boring holes
deprecating
expressing mild disapproval
binnacle
a housing for ships compass and a lamp
deferential
very respectful
abstemious
temperate; moderate in eating and drinking
baronial
fit for a baron
razee
a wooden ship with the upper deck cut away
malignity
evil
morbid
diseased; gruesome
apparition
ghost
ubiquitous
present everywhere
credulous
believing to easily
intrepid
fearless; courageous
unwonted
unusual
consternation
sudden confusion or dismay
infernal
relating to hell; damnable
curds
coagulated parts of milk
monomania
obsessive concentration on one idea
dismemberment
cutting off of the limbs
corporeal
pertaining to the body
unabated
not lessened
trepidation
in fear or dread
elusive
slipping away from ones grasp
pallor
extreme paleness
emblazoned
ornamentally richly
deify
to make into a god
infallible
incapable of error
reverie
dreamy contemplation
inveterate
firmly established in habit
desperado
a desperate dangerous criminal
vacuity
emptiness
perfidious
treacherous
capricious
subject to whim; fickle
ostensible
said to be; so-called
stiletto
small dagger with thin, tapering blade
hapless
luckless; unfortunate
abatement
lessening
eddy
small backward current
vehement
intense; forceful
shrouds
ropes from ships side to masthead
quiescence
quietness; stillness
tumultuous
greatly agitated;stormy
decapitation
beheading
ardor
great intensity of passion or desire
missive
letter
peremptorily
not able to be denied or delayed
interregnum
interval; break or pause
plurality
of great number
obsequious
showing too great a willingness to serve; fawning
cupidity
greed
ponderous
very heavy
plethoric
overly full;excessive
misanthrope
one who hates or distrusts all people
vermilion
bright red colored Scarlett
compunctions
remorse; regret
corpusants
st.elmos fire
pertinacious
holding firmly to some purpose
prescience
apparent knowledge of things before they happen
evanescence
a vapor-like quality