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Glossary of EMS--Treasure Island Vocab

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truantry
absence from duty without permission
hawser
a rope to anchor a ship
duplicity
deliberate deceptiveness, double-dealing
infallible
incapable of making a mistake or failing
feint
a move intended to mislead or fake out
cant
to tilt to one side, slant
insubordination
purposely disobeying authority
suffer
to permit, allow, let
apparition
a ghostly figure, specter
miscreant
an evildoer or villain
confidant
the one you tell your secrets to
niggardly
stingy, parsimonious
gibbet
gallows, hanging tree
adversary
enemy or opponent
hazing
punishment of sailors
accouterment
equipment issued or needed by different professions
imprecations
curses or swear words
brand
piece of burning wood
contemptuous
disrespectful, disobedient
revenue officers
tax collectors
lanyard
a rope for holding sails
malingerer
pretending illness to avoid work
jollyboat
a rowboat
slough
a stagnant swamp or marsh

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