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abolishionists
people who believed that slavery should be against the law
apprentice
someone who works for another in order to learn a trade
assisted
helped
captives
prisoners
conflict
a struggle; a war
dread
grim fear
encouraged
gave support to someone's effort or plans
influential
having the power to affect events or sway opinions
privateers
ships privately owned but encouraged to attack enemy ships
tacking
changing directions while sailing
produce
farm products, fruits or vegetables
descent
the fact of coming from particular ancestors
dexterity
skill in using the hands
bondage
slavery
engaged
drawn into conflict or battle
grapeshot
a cluster of small iron balls used as a cannon charge
provisions
stocks of food and other supplies
languished
suffer miserably
tentative
uncertain; hesitant
traitors
people who betray their country
hold
the lower inside part of a ship
yellow fever
a disease transmitted by mosquitoes; its symptoms are high fever and vomiting