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parasites
organisms that live and feed on other organisms
hogan
a Navajo house made of sticks and branches covered with earth
pollen
yellow powder in flowering plants
parasites
organisms that live and feed on other organisms
surgeons
doctors who specialize in surgery
infamous
having an extremely bad reputation
good
things made to be sold
loot
stolen goods
breadfruit
a round, starchy fruit from the South Sea Islands
loom
a device on which thread or yarn is woven into cloth
sea grass
a type of grass that grows in saltwater
gourds
the dried, hollowed out shells of a pumpkin-like vegetable
antibiotic
a substance that can stop the growth of germs
inheritance
money or property left to a person by someone who has died
homespun
cloth that has been spun, or made, at home
notorious
well-known for bad reasons
habitat
the place where something normally lives
barren
bare; unable to support crops
arroyos
deep ditches made by streams
warped
turned or twisted out of shape
chieftain
the leader of a tribe
interpreter
a person who translates from one language to another
noddies
sea birds that live in warm water areas
frigates
large sea birds
procedure
the steps followed to do something
reservatuib
kabd set aside by the U.S. government for use by a Native American tribe.
province
region outside of but belonging to a country
earl
a nobleman of high rank
gallows
structure used for hanging
mutton
a kind of meat that comes from sheep
pension
a sum of money
yucca
a plant with pointed leaves and white flowers that grows in the southwest
squall
a sudden, violent storm
ferocity
fierceness
crossbones
the figure of two bones places across each other to form an "x" under a skull
strategy
planning and directing military actions
shanties
shacks or cabins
gunwales
the upper edges of the sides of a boat
pension
a sum of money
maritime
having to do with the sea
ferocity
fierceness
loot
to steal
recyclers
those who reuse useful materials from waste
zithered
zig-zagged
foothold
a firm position
conscripted
drafted
mammals
animals whose female produces milk to feed its young
asthma
a disease that includes difficulty breathing and coughing
pardon
an official release from punishment for a crime
habitat
the place where something normally lives
bailers
fpeople who remove water from a bout using buckets or other containers
murchant
carrying good for sale
kelp
a coarse, brown seaweed
navigator
person who explores the seas by planning a course of travel
Mayan
belonging to the Maya, an Indian group from Mexico, and Central America
repelled
kept away
dehydrated
dry; without water
gnawing
as if being eaten away, bit by bit
monarch
a king or queen
nuisance
something that is an annoyance; a bother
native
originally born and living in a particular place
vibration
quivering; rapid back-and- forth
fascinating
very interesting
antennae
slender feelers on the head of an insect
corpses
dead bodies
aquatic
living in or on water
bristles
short, stiff hairs
contract
to make smaller by drawing together
severed
to have become cut off or detached
tuberculosis
a contagious deisease of the lungs
hutling
throwing with great force
suckers
parts of an animal that are used for holding som ething through suction
deserted
left; ran away
citadel
a fort gurading a city
enduring
lasting;surviving
disguised
dressed up to look like someone other than yourself
scurvy
a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C
prey
an animal hunted for food
suffocated
died from lack of oxygen
gills
organs for breathing
prey
an animal hunted or caught for food
Aztecs
Indians from mexico
stable
steady
egg cases
sacs that hold eggs to keep them safe
deserters
those who leave the armed forces without permission
nooks
hidden places
prey
victims
corrupt
dishonest
percentage
an amount that varies according to the total amount
ferocious
extremely fierce
plot
small area of ground
bounty
supply of stolen goods
financed
gave money to support
fishing tackle
any of the equipment used for fishing
swashbuckling
adventurous in a showy way
vital
necessary to life
reproduce
to make an off spring
anxiety
worry and fear
decayed
rotten
treachery
willful betrayal
navigator
a person who directs the course of a ship
clone
to make an exact copy of
pieces of eight
Spanish gold coins
brethren
brothers
environment
surroundings
vibration
quivering; rapid back-and-forth
cutlass
a short, heavy sword with a curved blade
food chain
a connection among plants and animals in which each living thing feeds upon the one below it and is eaten by the one above it
sextant
an instrument used by sailors to find longitude and latitude