7th Grade Reading Exam

a pier, a landing place for ships
jetty
a loud burst of laughter
guffaw
a hard, white, translucent earthenware, used for china, vases, and figurines
porcelain
someone who loads or unloads a ship
stevedore
someone who looks for oil or mineral deposits; miner
prospector
to turn over
capsize
a small hill
hummock
a leather cord
thong
a wise person
sage
first-rate
crack
a string tie held together by a sliding device
bolo tie
a search
quest
husky; healthy and strong
robust
a ceremonial act
rite
to move one’s arms about vigorously
flail
to fish by dragging a line through water
troll
extreme confusion
chaos
referring to someone or something that pretends to have power to cure diseases.
quack
to flood
deluge
to lessen or mar
alloy
skillfull
competent
unfriendly; cold
aloof
very heavy
ponderously