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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Vocabulary Foreward-4

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meticulous
paying attention to every detail
plausible
more likely to happen
whet
to stimulate
incidental
occured casually, not planned
diligent
hard-working
"nose to the grindstone"
working hard
lionized
to treat as a celebrity
hobnob
to hang out with
epitaph
what is said on your tombstone
phosphorescent
glows by itself
endow
to come with a package
cetacean
large sea mammal
kraken
mythical sea monster
adjure
to charge or command solemnly
lucubration
laborious work, study, or thought
starboard
right side of a boat
imminent
about to happen
isosceles triangle
triangle with two equal sides
prodigious
talented worthy
"doubting Thomas"
a person who doubts everything
obscure
very uncommon, unusual
peroration
a concluding part of a speech, summarization
halberd
axe-like weapon
phenomenon
extraordinary, unusual, amazing
purge
to get rid of
redoubtable
respected fearfully
formidable
worthy
phlegmatic
not easily excited, calm
zealous
enthusiastic
agility
move around easily
menagerie
a collection of animals (non-human)
evasive
to dodge something, avoid
besieged
surrounded by hostile forces
fare
food
poop
raised stern (back of ship)
frigate
a battleship
incredulity
a feeling of amazement
tenders
small ships that are used to carry people between the main ship and the shore
mizzen
3rd mast from the front
leeward
side away from the wind
crosstrees
where the beams from the sails cross each other; where the crow's nest is
blunderbuss
a type of rifle
forecastle
a super structure right behind the bow
recount
relate, narrate, tell in detail
scrutiny
to give close attention to
mollusk
shellfish
vertebrate
an animal with a backbone
imp
mischievious (in a cute way)
strata
layers
obstinate
stubborn
elucidate
to make clear
antediluvian
before Noah's flood, old