Sunday, December 23, 2007

Under Enemy Colors

Post A
Vocabulary words
1) Capitulat on page172
Verd surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms. give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.

2) Blundereron page 173
1.a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning. verb move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance: Without my glasses I blundered into the wrong room. make a gross or stupid mistake, esp. through carelessness or mental confusion: Just pray that he doesn't blunder again and get the names wrong. bungle; botch: Several of the accounts were blundered by that new assistant. utter thoughtlessly; blurt out: He blundered his surprise at their winning the award.

3) Vindictiveness on page 173
a malevolent desire for revenge

4) Ostracization on page 174
Noun exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.: His friends ostracized him after his father's arrest. banish (a person) from his or her native country; expatriate.
3.(in ancient Greece) to banish (a citizen) temporarily by popular vote.

A quote that appeled to me was "You shall take the prize to portsmouth and, upon my return, face a courtmartial. now remove yourself from my sight." page 166.
I picked this quote because i thought that it was strange how a captian would punish some one who just captured an enemy ship. Also because they captured it they will get prize money. but i cansee why the captian is mad because he did not follow orders and come back to the ship when the captian told him to, but still hayden capured one of the enemys ships, and did not lose very many men doing so either.

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