The Old Man and The Sea Vocab Flashcards

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Carpaced
shielded
conscientiously
carefully
dispersed
scattered
meticulous
careful, accurate
galanos
shovel-nosed sharks
commenced
to start
thwart
seat of boat
undulation
a wavy motion
confident
sure of oneself
gunwale
side of the boat
furled
rolled up and secured
stern
back of a boat
pilgrimage
journey to a sacred place
Gaunt
Excessively thin or angular; lean
erosion
a gradual decline of something
oakum
loosely twisted hemp or fiber impregnated with tar and used in caulking seams
annulled
declared invalid based on church laws
improvise
to act or do without preparation
pivot
turn or balance on a central point
drag
the act of dragging (pulling with force)
nauseated
feeling like you are going to vomit
astern
in a position behind a specified vessel or aircraft:
garland
a wreath or chain of leaves and flowers
cirrus
a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
grippe
I caught the ____ from my brother because he was sick.
imperceptible
not known by a sense or by mind
True or false?
May is the month were the big fish come out.
False.
furl
to gather into a compact roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff.
The boy treats Santiago as all of the following EXCEPT?
An employer.
marlin
Carpace
...
tentative
hesitant
coagulated
hardened
thole
oar holder
Sustenance
Food; nourishment
skiff
small boat
Attained
achieved or reached
mutilated
ruined, cut up
bodega
small grocery shop
benevolent
showing kindness or goodwill
jerk
a sudden abrupt pull
malignancy
being evil and mean.
maw
informal terms for the mouth
rigor mortis
muscular stiffening after death
iridescent
ADJECTIVE
-displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
NOUN
-an iridescent cloth, material, or other substance
treachery
violation of faith or confidence, betrayal of trust
rig
to put into condition for use
phosphorescent
light without power; glow in the dark
condensed
reduced to a more compact or dense form
coagulate
to cause a fluid ( like blood, milk, or cooking grease, but not water) to clot, become solid, congeal
How is Santiago a hero? what are the heroic traits
.
burnished
polished
secires
cloud
Myriad
countless
carapace
shielded
taut
stretched tight
Placid
Calm or peaceful
fathoms
units of depth
dressed
skinned and beheaded fish
abject
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched:
salao
the worst form of unlucky
albacore
any of various tunalike fishes.
gaff
an iron hook with a handle
crease
a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
hoist
to raise by means of ropes and pulleys
Shank
lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
phosphorescence (n)
the property of being luminous or reflecting light
What kind of reception does Santiago receive at the terrace café?
Most of the fishermen mock him.
Condense
compact
Carapaced
covered
blotch
folt
Endure
To suffer through
longitudinally
with respect to longitude
intolerable
not tolerable; unendurable; insufferable:
irony
deliberate hap or disparity between the language in which something is discussed and language expected or considered appropriate for that subject
surge
a strong and sudden forward movement
merit
the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance), érdem
ceding
to yield or formally surrender to another:
rapier
a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
bulk
size or volume (esp. when very large); main part; Ex. The bulk of the work has already been done; ADJ. bulky: having great size
prism
a piece of glass that breaks down into various colors
fill in the quote: "the old man had taught the boy to fish _______________."
and the boy loved him
Adjourn
suspend
interminable
ceaceless
accord
sympathetic compatibility
anulled
..., cancelled, ended
taut (adj)
tightly drawn or stretched
Perceptible
Able to be seen or noted
peril (n)
something that may cause harm
resolution
the state or quality of being determined; firm determination
wrenched
a sudden sharp, forcible twist or turn
phosphorescence
a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased
comprehend
to understand the nature or meaning of; grasp with the mind; perceive:
tern
any of numerous aquatic birds of the subfamily Sterninae of the family Laridae, related to the gulls but usually having a more slender body and bill, smaller feet, a long, deeply forked tail, and a more graceful flight, esp. those of the genus Sterna, as
plummets
a piece of lead or some other weight attached to a line, used for determining perpendicularity, for sounding, etc.; the bob of a plumb line
Monlin's parents made him stop him fishing with the old man because they thought?
He was unlucky.
bitt
a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
"but a man is not made for _______________. A man ______________________"
defeat, can be destroyed but not defeated
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