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The Cay Vocabulary

What does Mutiny mean? revolt or rebellion against constituted authority, especially by sailors against their officers.
What does Ballast mean? any heavy material carried temporarily or permanently in a vessel to provide desired draft and stability.
What does Distilled mean? obtained or produced by distillation.
What does sextant mean? an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, especially the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars.
What does alabaster mean? a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines, etc.
What does calypso mean? a musical style of West Indian origin, influenced by jazz, usually having topical, often improvised, lyrics.
What does despair mean? loss of hope; hopelessness.
What does parch mean? to make extremely, excessively, or completely dry, as heat,sun, and wind do.
What does roused mean? to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity,fancied security, apathy, depression,etc
What does deftly mean? exterous; nimble; skillful; clever
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