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transgression
to do wrong; sin
bow
the front of the boat
stern
the back of the boat
port
left side of the boat when facing forward
starboard
right side of the boat when facing the front
fissure
crack
flanked
on the side of something
reconnoiter
to search; scout out
desolation
wasteland
omnivore
eats everything
ordeal
a very stressful event
primitive
lacking modern devices
veranda
porch
lacerated
cut up
cayuse
a horse
uncowed
unafraid
swarthy
dark complection
ravenous
extremely hungry
leeward
sheltered side (of an island, for instance)
din
loud noise
dubious
doubtful, not trusting or believing
malingerer
lazy, slow to do work
morose
depressed; down in the dumps
callow
immature; lacking experience
superflous
totally unnecessary
malignant
harmful, destructive
convalescence
recovery, healing time
incoherent
not understandable
salient
important
uncowed
unafraid
swarthy
dark complection
ravenous
extremely hungry
festering
decaying
convulse
tremble; shake violently
entrails
guts; large and small intestines
resonate
vibrate same way as something else
parameters
boundaries
innate
instinctive; something you're born with
stroboscope
flashing light
primordial
at the beginning of everything
exodus
to leave
juggernaut
unstoppable force
fetid
rotting, stinking
incredulous
not believing; doubting
implacable
unmoving, unchanging
basilica
big church
haggling
bargaining to agree on a price
meticulous
precise
foreshadowing
hints given in a story
surreptitiously
secretly, by stealth
impassively
without any reaction
versatile
having many uses
quay
a group of docks for ships; port
averted
turned away
pestilence
plague, disaster
pox
sickness, open sore
till
cash register
articulate
well spoken, large vocabulary
flaccid
soft, floppy
swooned
fainted
pliant
flexible
harbinger
messenger
privy
outhouse