The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 6-8

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

The Wreckers Vocabulary Chapters 6-8

Chapter 6 1. brink 2. spindrift 3. corpse 4. embayed 5. specters 6. plunder 7. naught

brink • The edge of a slope

spindrift • Windblown sea spray

corpse • A dead body

embayed • To detain, or keep, in a bay

specters • A ghost or phantom

plunder • Goods taken by force or stolen

naught • nothing

Chapter 7 1. clamor 2. tempests 3. flinched 4. tetched 5. headstrong 6. gallivanting 7. sinkhole 8. phosphorus 9. reek 10. perish

clamor • A loud, sustained noise

tempests • A violent windstorm

flinched • To start or wince involuntarily, as from a surprise or pain

tetched • Somewhat imbalanced mentally, touched or crazy

headstrong • Determined to have one’s own way, stubborn and willful

gallivanting • To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement

sinkhole • A natural depression in a land surface communicating with a subterranean passage, formed by the collapse of a tavern roof

phosphorus • A highly reactive and flammable substance

reek • To give off or fill with a strong, unpleasant odor

perish • To die or be destroyed

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

clamber • To climb with difficulty, awkwardly

ghosted • To move noiselessly, like a ghost

scowled • To express with a frowning facial expression

gunwales • The upper edge of the side of a vessel (so called because guns were mounted on it)

chanteys • A song sung by sailors to the rhythm of their movements while working

flagon • A large vessel with a handle and spout, used for holding wine or liquors

smuggler • To illegally bring goods in/out by stealth, without paying customs taxes on them

petty • Minor, unimportant

Excise men • An officer who inspects items and decides what shall be taxed

farce • An empty show, a mockery

smug • Exhibiting or showing a look of great satisfaction with oneself or one’s situation

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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