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Chapter 1 - 4

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to clamber
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
a lagoon
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vainly
without success, uselessly
to quiver
to tremble, to shake
decorous
proper; tasteful; socially correct
interpose
to place or come between; to intervene or interrupt
strident
unpleasantly loud and harsh
scupper
Drains on the main deck.
to speculate
to guess; to think about
clamor
loud noise or shouting
pallor
extreme or unnatural paleness
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
grating
(n.)a frame of iron bars to hold a fire, (adj.)irritating or annoying
to devour
to eat quickly because of being hungry
warp
make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp
a conch
large spiral shell
scornfully
hatefully; contemptuously
officious
excessively eager to deliver unasked-for or unwanted help
indignant
filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean
tumult
a state of commotion and noise and confusion
irresistible
impossible to resist
nimble
quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever
festoon
flower chains suspended in loops between points
tendril
spirally coiling stem
oppressive
Using power unjustly; burdensome
inscrutable
difficult to understand; mysterious
barb
a hurtful remark
bewilder
to puzzle completely, confuse
flaunt
to show off
furtive
secretive, sneaky
glimmer
shine brightly, like a star or a light
opalescence
the visual property of something having a milky brightness
mirage
optical illusion
whimper
to cry softly; whine; sob
croon
to sing softly
preposterous
ridiculous, senseless
caper
a playful leap or hop
incredulously
unbelievingly
irrelevance
having nothing to do with the subject
implication
the act of suggesting or hinting
malovolent
wishing evil
gyration
the act of rotating in a circle or spiral