39 terms

The Old Man and the Sea Vocab

STUDY
PLAY
Skiff
A small, light boat
Gaff
A handled hook used for holding or lifting
Furled
Wrapped or rolled around something (sail, flag)
Gaunt
Excessively thin, angular
Benevolent
Kind, good-willed
Resolution
The act of having courage, determination
Phosphorescence
Luminescence generally caused by animal or plant material
Bonito
Type of medium-sized tuna
Ineffectual
Futile, not producing the desired affect
Desperately
Hopelessly, despondently
Albacore
Large type of tuna, with fins
Filaments
Single threads or thin flexible appendages (in lightbulb)
Elegance
Refined gracefulness
Iridescent
Having or producing a rainbow of colors
Immune
Not susceptible to; protected from
Annulled
To get rid of, make no more
Myriad
Countless, a bevy
Commenced
Started
Taut
Tightly drawn, not slack
Treachery
State of being disloyal
Rapier
Straight sword with two edges
Scythe
Handled sharp instrument
Imperceptible
...
Coagulated
...
Surge
...
Teetered
...
Conscientiously
...
Burnished
...
Improvise
...
Humiliate
...
Convulsively
...
Sustenance
...
Perils
...
Grudgingly
...
Interminable
...
Splice
...
Malignancy
...
Carcass
...
Mutilated
...