The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section -

lit­er­ate – able to read and write. cen­te­nary – the hun­dredth an­niver­sary of a sig­nif­i­cant event. prime – of the best pos­si­ble qual­ity; ex­cel­lent. aus­tere – hav­ing a plain and unadorned ap­pear­ance; sim­ple im­pos­ing hunk – a large, thick piece un­du­lat­ing – have a wavy form or out­line spruce – kind of ev­er­green tree paean – song of praise nav­i­gate – travel over (a stretch of wa­ter or ter­rain), es­pe­cially care­fully or with dif­fi­culty im­pro­vised – cre­ated and per­formed spon­ta­neously or with­out prepa­ra­tion; im­promptu

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