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merchant
a person who buys and sells goods for profit
galley
a ship with a single deck, driven by sails and oars much used in the Mediterranean until the 17th century
dye
any coloring matter used to color cloth or other substances
tribute
a gift, payment, or other acknowledgment of gratitude
alphabet
letters used to represent the different sounds of a language, arranged in a set order
syllable
a single uninterrupted sound forming part of a word or in some cases the whole word
city-state
an independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory; the way ancient Greece was organized
seafaring
earning one's living at sea
colony
a group of people who settle in a distant land but remain subject to their native country
consonant
a speech sound made by a partial or complete obstruction of the flow of air as it escapes through one's mouth eg, b,d,f,g,
vowel
a speech sound produced by the relatively free passage of air through the mouth, eg a,e,i,o,u
treaty
a formal agreement between two or more states containing terms of trade, peace, etc.; a pact