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Word: jetsam

Definition: things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)


More Vocab Words

::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
::: plait - braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
::: corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: pulsate - throb; beat regularly; vibrate regularly
::: onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
::: chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel