A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman Part 5 Chapter 1 - Part 6 Chapter 3

A Crack in the Sea Vocabulary List

  1. divulge | see definition»

    to make known to others : REVEAL, DISCLOSE

    But the old Raft King refused to divulge the specifics.

  2. embark | see definition»

    to begin (a journey)

    Many people wanted to go, to travel someplace entirely new, to embark on a grand adventure.

  3. fluke | see definition»

    something that happens because of luck : an unexpected or unusual thing that happens by accident

    "A fluke. Not something to be tried lightly."

  4. isolation | see definition»

    the act of keeping apart from others : the condition of being kept apart from others

    The ways of Raftworld and isolation and trading and traversing the second world and visiting the Islanders.

  5. makeshift | see definition»

    serving as a temporary substitute

    Jupiter sat down on this makeshift bench.

  6. metaphor | see definition»

    a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as

    "I thought it was a metaphor," said the second guard.

  7. mime | see definition»

    the art of showing a character or telling a story using body movements and gestures without words

    He mimed drinking and looked like he wanted to say more but wasn't sure of the words.

  8. parse | see definition»

    to study (something) by looking at its parts closely : analyze

    He wanted to parse those words.

  9. refugee | see definition»

    someone who has been forced to leave a country because of war or for religious or political reasons

    Walking like angels -like refugees, like survivors, like miracles given bodies.

  10. roil | see definition»

    to move in a violent and confused way

    Never rushing into roiled waters.

  11. sprawl | see definition»

    to lie or sit with arms and legs spread out

    It might surprise you to know that while Pip was talking to the fish, his head underwater and his feet sprawled on the dock, the Raft King -standing with Jupiter and the two rowers - was not really thinking about Pip at all.

  12. vehement | see definition»

    expressed with force

    (Caesar nodded vehemently)

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