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The Old Man and the Sea Vocabulary

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skiff
(noun) a small boat
gaff
(noun) a hooking pole used in fishing
gaunt
(adjective) thin
resolution
(noun) a resolve or determination
commence
(verb) to begin
tentative
(adjective) hesitant, unsure
gunwale
(noun) the side of a boat
taut
(adjective) tightly drawn, tense, not slack
undulation
(noun) a wavy form our outline
sustenance
(noun) food or nourishment
dignity
(noun) nobility or elevation of character
benevolent
(adjective) expressing goodwill, and kind feelings, generous
timid
(adjective) shy
imperceptible
(adjective) very slight or subtle
pectoral
(adjective) of the muscles of the chest