"Rogue Wave," Vocabulary from the short story

As you read Theodore Taylor's "Rogue Wave," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 7's Collection 1: Rogue Wave, articles about rescued teenage sailor, The Flight of Icarus, Icarus's Flight, Women in Aviation

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  1. hydrography
    the science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation
  2. swell
    a rising and falling movement of the surface of the sea
  3. deck
    any of various platforms built into a vessel
  4. starboard
    right side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow
  5. navigation
    the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
  6. submerge
    fill or cover completely, usually with water
  7. porthole
    a window in a ship or airplane
  8. maneuver
    direct the course of or determine the direction of traveling
  9. debris
    the remains of something that has been destroyed
  10. hatch
    a movable barrier covering an entrance
  11. fulcrum
    the pivot about which a lever turns
  12. frustration
    the feeling of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  13. inevitably
    in such a manner as could not be otherwise
  14. seep
    pass gradually or leak or as if through small openings
  15. eerie
    inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
  16. alcove
    a small recess opening off a larger room
  17. access
    a way of entering or leaving
  18. mantra
    a commonly repeated word or phrase
  19. survey
    look over carefully or inspect
  20. derelict
    an abandoned ship
Created on June 26, 2014 (updated June 28, 2014)

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