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Old Man and the Sea

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gaunt
excessively thin or angular; learn
benevolent
suggestive good will; kind
hoisted
raised into position; lifted
resolution
the act of being determined; the act of dealing with a situation confidently; having courage
desperately
hopelessly; despondently
ineffectual
not producing the proper or usual effect; futile
immune
not susceptible; marked by protection
elegance
a refined gracefulness; a richness of style or design
taut
tightly drawn; not slack
commenced
began; initiated; started
myriad
innumerable; countless; multitudinous
annulled
obliterated;neutralized
imperceptible
not known by a sense or by the mind; extremely slight; gradual
scythe
a hand-held mowing implement with a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a long handle
rapier
a straight, two-edged sword with a narrow, pointed blade
treachery
the state of being faithless or disloyal; treason; perfidy
surge
a sudden jerk or strain
coagulated
clotted; thickened into a mass
teetered
moved unsteadily; wobbled
conscientiously
meticulously; carefully
improvise
to make, invent, or arrange out of what is at hand
ptomaine
food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products
humiliates
reduces to a lower position in one's own or other's eyes; mortifies; shames
pilgrimage
a journey to shrine or sacred place
furled
wrapped or rolled (as a sail or flag) close to or around something
burnished
polished; lustrous; glossy
convulsively
fitfully; spasmodically;agitatedly
sustenance
food; nourishment
perils
risks; dangers
devise
invent; plan; plot
ceding
yielding; granting; giving
grudgingly
unwillingly; reluctantly
interminable
ceaseless; seemingly endless
splice
to join; unite
dispersed
scattered; vanished
malignancy
malice; ill will; desire to cause harm or injury
mutilated
cut up or radically altered; maimed; destroyed
carcass
a dead body; a corpse