Arcane

Understood by only a few.

Gibbering

Prone to meaningless vocalization, especially excited and confused utterances, like a beast or monster.

Accretion

The act of increasing by natural growth; especially the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.

Phlegmatic

Not easily excited to action or passion; calm; sluggish.

Skeer

Eye dialect spelling of scare: A minor fright.

Detritus

Pieces of rock broken off by ice, glacier, or erosion.

Alacrity

Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm.

Dither

To be uncertain or unable to make a decision about doing something.

Epicanthic

(anatomy, of a fold of skin) That partially covers the inner angle of the eye.

Strop

A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

Low

To moo.

Coaming

A raised frame, designed to deflect or prevent entry of water, around an opening (e.g., a hatch or skylight) in a flat surface, such as a roof or deck.

Concertina

To be drawn closer and farther apart repeatedly, or up and down, as if situated on a working concertina’s folds.

Abrade

To rub or wear off; erode.

Skirl

To make a shrill sound, as of bagpipes.