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convex - curving outward
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
archipelago - group of closely located islands