Under Enemy Colors
some vocabulary words are
1.) vac·il·late/ vac·il·lat·ing
on page 86
to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute: His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader.
to sway unsteadily; waver; totter; stagger.
to oscillate or fluctuate.
on page 88
not resolute; wavering; indecisive; hesitating: an ineffectual, vacillating person.
oscillating; swaying; fluctuating: a vacillating indicator.
on page 89
evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor: Acetone is a volatile solvent.
tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive: a volatile political situation.
changeable; mercurial; flighty: a volatile disposition.
(of prices, values, etc.) tending to fluctuate sharply and regularly: volatile market conditions.
fleeting; transient: volatile beauty.
Computers. of or pertaining to storage that does not retain data when electrical power is turned off or fails.
able to fly or flying.
on page 91
a vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle, for holding and serving wine, brandy, or the like.
a bottle used for decanting.
on page 87
at, close to, or toward the stern or tail: Stow the luggage aft.
situated toward or at the stern or tail: The aft sail was luffing.
A Quote that I thought was significant was
"nonetheless it is the captains decision, so let us wait and see what transpires. There appears to be no unity among the men." page 86, Said by Charles Hayden.
I picked this quote because a bad storm was coming and Hayden knew what to do and that was try and wait it out, because the tide was against them and the wind was to, but the captain wanted them to sail in to port. i think this quote shows that no matter what Hayden thinks if the captain wants him to sail then he will sail. So when Hayden got the command to sail he told the men to get ready to sail, even though he knew that they were really close to mutiny.