Sentences Containing 'defection'
Kitty and Lydia take his defection much more to heart than I do.
"It was at this point, gentlemen, that enraged by the defection of seven of his former associates, and stung by the mocking voice that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run amuck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
More Vocab Words::: calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
::: dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
::: vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
::: brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
::: permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
::: dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder