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The Old Man and the Sea Vocabulary!

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Astern
(adverb)- behind or toward the rear of a ship or aircraft
Benevolent
(adjective)- Well meaning and kindly
Cirrus Clouds
(noun)- lacy or wispy clouds
Coagulated
(verb)- change to a solid or semisolid state
Conscientiously
(adjective)- wishing to do what is right
Cumulous Clouds
(noun)- large, white, puffy clouds that generally appears during either a nice day, hot days, can make rain, or thunderheads
Dorsal Fins
(noun)- an unpaired fin on the back of a fish or whale
Fathoms
(noun)- unit of length equal to six feet
Filaments
(noun)- slender threadlike object or fiber
Furled
(verb)- rolled or folded and secured neatly
Gaff
(noun)- a stick with a hook or barber spear for landing large fish
Gelatinous
(adjective)- having a jellylike consistency
Humility
(noun)- a modest or low view of one's own importance
Interminable
(adjective)- endless
Iridescent
(adjective)- showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
Longitudinally
(adjective)- running lengthwise rather than across
Malignancy
(noun)- cancer
Myriad
(noun)- a countless number/ extremely great number
Phosphorescence
(noun)- something that glows naturally
Placid
(adjective)- not easily upset or excited
Plummets
(verb)- falling/ dropping straight down at a high speed
Ptomaine
(noun)- formerly taught to be toxic
Rapier
(noun)- a thin, light, sharp pointed sword used for thrusting
Relics
(noun)- an object surviving from an earlier time
Resolution
(noun)- a firm decision to do/ not to do something
Rigor Mortis
(noun)- stiffening of the joints and muscles of the body a few hours after death
Scythe
(noun)- tool used for cutting crops
Sustenance
(noun)- food and drink of a regarded source of strength
Timid
(adjective)- showing lack of courage/ confidence
Treachery
(noun)- a betrayal of trust