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

Diaphannus: transparent

Hone: Sharpen

Lee: Shelter

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


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