Native Guard Glossary

Native Guard Glossary

berth

a ship's allotted place at a wharf or dock

bondage

the state of being a slave

captivity

the condition of being imprisoned or confined

cautious

attentive to potential problems or dangers

confederate

joined by an agreement or treaty

crosshatch

shade an area with intersecting sets of parallel lines

dirge

a lament for the dead, esp. one forming part of a funeral rite

dread

anticipate with great apprehension or fear

gaunt

lean and haggard, esp. because of suffering, hunger, or age

haggard

looking exhausted and unwell, esp. from fatigue, worry, or suffering

hardtack

hard dry bread or biscuit, esp. as rations for sailors

intersect

divide something by passing or lying across it

massacre

an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people

parade

a public procession, esp. one celebrating a special day or event and including marching bands and floats

phantom

a ghost

plead

make an emotional appeal

render

provide a service

shrewd

having or showing sharp powers of judgment

smother

kill someone by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate

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