Ancillary: subordinate; subservient
Balk: squared timber; beam
Ballast:heaving material put in a ship to give steadiness by added weight.
Barge: flat bottomed freight boat
Berth: ship’s anchoring plate
Carrion: rotting dead flesh
Litany: form of prayer
Opprobium: Disgrace; contemptuous reproach
Pellucid: translucent; clear
Purse: become wrinkled and drawn in
Sardonic: bitter, scornful smile or laughter
Solemn: serious, grave
Stentorian: Very loud.
Wanton: unrestrained; without motive