Bet (v)to risk money on the result of a race or an event:
I can't believe you bet our tickets.
Be about to (id)to be close to do something:
The moment of truth boys. Somebody's life's about to change.
Queue (n)a line of people waiting for something:
Have you been through the inspection queue?
Amount (v)to be the same as or equal to something else:
He'll never amount to a thing, trust me.
brand new (adj)completely new:
It smells so brand new. Like they built it all just for us.
Strike (v)to discover gold or oil by digging or drilling:
Her husband had struck gold someplace out west.
Steam (v)1. to go somewhere very quickly:
2. to travel in a boat or train that uses power produced by steam:
We were steaming west from the coast of Ireland, with nothing out ahead of us but ocean...
Envision (v)to form a picture in the mind:
He envisioned a steamer so grand in scale
Stern (n)the back part of a ship or boat:
the size of a ship or the amount of goods it is able to carry, expressed in tones:
Is it because men think half the women around have big sterns and should be weighed in tonnage?
Precipice (n)a very steep side of a cliff or a mountain:
I felt like I was standing at a great precipice, with no one to pull me back.
Distract (v)to take somebody's attention away from something:
You're distracting me. Go away.
Look forward to (phrasal verb)to feel excited and pleased about something that is going to happen:
Which is why I'm not looking forward to jumping in after you.
Regale withto amuse or entertain somebody with jokes or stories:
Perhaps you could join us for dinner tomorrow, to regale our group with your heroic tale?
Bum (v)to ask someone to give you something:
Can I bum a cigarette?
melancholy (adj)very sad:
I know you've been melancholy, and I don't pretend to know why.
Dough (n)(old-fashioned, slang) money:
I've got all my dough tied up in this thing.
Moniker (n)name or nickname:
That's quite a moniker. I may hafta get you to write that down.
Amber (n)a hard clear yellowish-brown substance, used in jewellery:
And I was trapped in it, like an insect in amber.
Fella (n)an informal way of referring to a man or someone's boyfriend:
So you feel like you're stuck on a train you can't get off 'cause you're marryin' this fella.
Dismiss (v)to decide that someone or something is not necessary or important:
an act of laughing quietly:
And I'm tired of people dismissing my dreams with a chuckle and a pot on the head.
Gracious (adj)behaving in a pleasant, polite, and calm way, especially to people of a lower rank:
The others were gracious and curious about the man who'd saved my life.
Steerage (n)in the past, the part of a ship in which people with the cheapest tickets used to travel
Tell us of the accommodations in steerage, Mr Dawson.
Ma'am (n)used as a polite way of talking to a woman:
The best I've seen, ma'am. Hardly any rats.
Preoccupy (v)to think or worry about something a lot:
You build the biggest ship in the world and this preoccupies you?
Exertion (n)great physical or mental effort:
Your exertions below decks were no doubt exhausting.