The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 6-8

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Vocabulary words and definitions for The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence for chapters 6-8.

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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 6-8

  1. 1. The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 6-8
  2. 2. Chapter 6 1. brink 2. spindrift 3. corpse 4. embayed 5. specters 6. plunder 7. naught
  3. 3. brink • The edge of a slope
  4. 4. spindrift • Windblown sea spray
  5. 5. corpse • A dead body
  6. 6. embayed • To detain, or keep, in a bay
  7. 7. specters • A ghost or phantom
  8. 8. plunder • Goods taken by force or stolen
  9. 9. naught • nothing
  10. 10. Chapter 7 1. clamor 2. tempests 3. flinched 4. tetched 5. headstrong 6. gallivanting 7. sinkhole 8. phosphorus 9. reek 10. perish
  11. 11. clamor • A loud, sustained noise
  12. 12. tempests • A violent windstorm
  13. 13. flinched • To start or wince involuntarily, as from a surprise or pain
  14. 14. tetched • Somewhat imbalanced mentally, touched or crazy
  15. 15. headstrong • Determined to have one’s own way, stubborn and willful
  16. 16. gallivanting • To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement
  17. 17. sinkhole • A natural depression in a land surface communicating with a subterranean passage, formed by the collapse of a tavern roof
  18. 18. phosphorus • A highly reactive and flammable substance
  19. 19. reek • To give off or fill with a strong, unpleasant odor
  20. 20. perish • To die or be destroyed
  21. 21. Chapter 8 1. clamber 2. Ghosted 3. scowled 4. gunwales 5. chanteys 6. flagon 7. smuggler 8. petty 9. excise men 10. farce 11. smug 12. cromlech
  22. 22. clamber • To climb with difficulty, awkwardly
  23. 23. ghosted • To move noiselessly, like a ghost
  24. 24. scowled • To express with a frowning facial expression
  25. 25. gunwales • The upper edge of the side of a vessel (so called because guns were mounted on it)
  26. 26. chanteys • A song sung by sailors to the rhythm of their movements while working
  27. 27. flagon • A large vessel with a handle and spout, used for holding wine or liquors
  28. 28. smuggler • To illegally bring goods in/out by stealth, without paying customs taxes on them
  29. 29. petty • Minor, unimportant
  30. 30. Excise men • An officer who inspects items and decides what shall be taxed
  31. 31. farce • An empty show, a mockery
  32. 32. smug • Exhibiting or showing a look of great satisfaction with oneself or one’s situation
  33. 33. cromlech • A prehistoric monument circling a mound. Usually a tomb consisting of 2 or more upright stones with a capstone, believed to have been buried in the earth with a central opening.

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