Some vocabulary words are
1.)automation on page 247
1.the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.
2.a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator.
3.act or process of automating.
4.the state of being automated.
2.)dowager on page 248
1.a woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, esp. the widow of a king, duke, etc. (often used as an additional title to differentiate her from the wife of the present king, duke, etc.): a queen dowager; an empress dowager.
2.an elderly woman of stately dignity, esp. one of elevated social position: a wealthy dowager. –adjective
3.noting, pertaining to, or characteristic of a dowager: the dowager duchess; to prefer a dowager style of dress.
3.)incumbent on page 249
1.holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club.
2.obligatory (often fol. by on or upon): a duty incumbent upon me.
3.Archaic. resting, lying, leaning, or pressing on something: incumbent upon the cool grass. –noun
4.the holder of an office: The incumbent was challenged by a fusion candidate.
5.British. a person who holds an ecclesiastical benefice.
4.)ominous on page 251
1.portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds.
2.having the significance of an omen.
5.)formidable on page 251
1.causing fear, apprehension, or dread: a formidable opponent.
2.of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.; intimidating: a formidable problem.
3.arousing feelings of awe or admiration because of grandeur, strength, etc.
4.of great strength; forceful; powerful: formidable opposition to the proposal.
6.)cordage on page 254
1.fiber and wire ropes, lines, hawsers, etc., taken as a whole, esp. with reference to the rigging and other equipment of a vessel.
2.a quantity of wood measured in cords.
7.)comeuppance on page 262
an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
A qoute that I thought was significant was
"A deck of eighteen-pounders at that rang will teach him a lesson long overdue."
This was said by captian Heart, and he said this about charles hayden. to me it shows that heart is not a good captian. Charles hayden only broke orders because he went to help captian bourne.