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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 16-18

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Vocabulary words and definitions for chapters 16-18 of The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence.

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The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 16-18

  1. 1. The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 16-18
  2. 2. Chapter 16 1. handspike 2. calamity 3. blanch 4. dislodge 5. bloat 6. borne 7. vintner 8. second-rate
  3. 3. handspike • A bar used as a lever
  4. 4. calamity • Great misfortune or disaster
  5. 5. blanch • To turn white or pale
  6. 6. dislodge • To remove, or force out of a particular place
  7. 7. bloat • To puff up or swell, as with air or water
  8. 8. borne • Carried by something like wind, water, or a person
  9. 9. vintner • A person who makes/sells wine
  10. 10. second-rate • Of lesser quality, inferior
  11. 11. Chapter 17 1. magistrate 2. indistinct 3. Sinister 4. aglow
  12. 12. magistrate • A civil officer or lay judge who administers the law
  13. 13. indistinct • Not distinct; not clear or sharply defined
  14. 14. sinister • Suggesting or threatening evil; wicked or criminal
  15. 15. aglow • In a glow; glowing
  16. 16. Chapter 18 1. engulfing 2. tacking 3. apprentice 4. scrubbers 5. capstan
  17. 17. engulfing • Sweep over something so as to surround or cover it completely
  18. 18. tacking • To bring a vessel into the wind in order to change course or direction
  19. 19. apprentice • A person who is learning a trade from a skilled worker
  20. 20. scrubbers • A brush or other object used to clean something
  21. 21. capstan • a machine with a drum that rotates round a vertical spindle and is turned by a motor or lever, used for hauling in heavy ropes

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