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compass
a device for determining directions by means of a magnetic needle pointing to the magnetic north
caravel
a small 15th and 16th century ship with a broad bow, a high stern, and three or four masts
hurricane
a severe tropical cyclone involving heavy rains and wind with a speed greater than 74 mph
gunpowder
explosive powders used to propel projectiles from guns
legendary
well-known, famous
missionary
one who is sent on a mission to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country
disgrace
to bring shame to
title
a word or group of words attached to a person's name to show honor, rank, or office
constellations
any of 88 groups of stars forming patterns
astrolabe
an instrument for observing the positions of heavenly bodies that was used before the sextant was invented
quadrant
an arc of 90° : one quarter of a circle
lateen sails
a sailing rig having a triangular sail on a long pole attached to a short mast
compassion
sorrow or pity caused by the suffering or misfortune of another; sympathy
reconcile
to settle by agreement; to cause to give in or accept
conviction
a strong belief or opinion
persecution
the act of treating continually in a way meant to be cruel or harmful; especially : to cause to suffer because of belief