The Old Man and the Sea Vocabulary Flashcards

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carapaced
covered
maw,
stomach
dusk
szürkület
bodega
store
annulled
abolished; invalidated
iridescent
multi colored
Awash
Covered with water
gaunt
thin and bony
convulsively
suddenly; frantically; spasmodically
bonito
large fish food
taut
subjected to great tension
furled
rolled up and secured
rapt
transported with emotion; enraptured:
Undulation
wave-like motion rising and falling
maw
informal terms for the mouth
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed:
lash
a quick blow with a whip
Annul
to make something (often marriage) invalid
mast
a vertical spar for supporting sails
Favorite sport and player
Baseball, Joe DiMaggio
phosphorescence
a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased
Hoist
raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys
phosphorescent
exibiting or having the property of phosphorescence
dorado
a type of fish; also called a dolphin
Rapier
a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
resolution (n)
the state or quality of being determined; firm determination
coagulated
to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal:
bight
the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
gunwale
the upper edge of a side of a vessel
The Old Mand and the Sea was written by?
Ernest Hemingway.
How does Santiago finally kill the marlin?
He harpoons it through the heart.
longitudinally
lengthwise
blotch
folt
Ineffectually
Incompletely
el mar
sea
malignancy
harmful; evilness
gelatinous
jelly like
egregious
very bad, horrible
treachery
betrayal of trust
burnished (adj)
glossy; bright
Conscientiously
with extreme conscientiousness, thoughtfully and carefully
myriad
a large indefinite number
peril
something that may cause harm
erosion
something worn away and old
resolution
finding a solution to a problem
Relics
valued holy objects from the past
gaff
an iron hook with a handle
friction
surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling.
los galanos
scavenger sharks that destroy the marlin
ceded
to give up, transfer, or surrender something
imperceptible
impossible or difficult to percieve by the mind or senses
Oakum
loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unraveling old ropes
shank
lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
to lash
to fasten sg. tightly to sg. else
Santiago got a bad cramp in his...
Left hand
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