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to confess

verb
to admit as true

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champion

noun
a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition and who holds first place

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to convince

verb
to persuade someone
to agree

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fountain

noun
a spring or source of water

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environment

noun
everything that surrounds living things in nature

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atmosphere

noun
the feeling of particular place

Sentence: The ____________ in my house is cozy.

the gases around the earth

Sentence: The earth's ____________ is made of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and other gases.

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rare

adj.
hard to find, unique, special

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possessive

adj.
words that tell about possession or ownership
(my, your, his, hers, ours, theirs)

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decaying

adj.
rotting

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adverb

noun
a word that describes a verb or an adjective
(quickly, well, very, sadly)

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theory

noun
an idea about why something is the way it is
reasons based on evidence

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mature

adj.
grown in full - tree, animal, fruit, etc.

developed in mentally or physically

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maturity

n.
the state of being mature or fully developed

the quality of having good judgment

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pollution

n.
poisons, waste, or chemicals that harm the environment

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to whirl

verb
to spin or rotate

synonym:
to spin

antonym:
to be still

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veil

noun
a thin piece of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and face

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coyote

noun
a North American mammal that is closely related to dogs, foxes, and wolves

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paddock

noun
a field surrounded by a fence, near a barn where animals graze or exercise

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characteristics

noun
traits

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traits

noun
characteristics

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constant

adj.
continuous

without pause
without stopping

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turbine

noun
an engine driven by a moving fluid, such as water, steam, or air
(looks like a fan)

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nonrenewable resource

adj.
a natural resource that, once it has been used, is not replaceable

once we run out of it, we run out forever

ex. wood, coal

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renewable resource

adj.
a natural resource that is always there

ex. water, tidal energy, sun, wind

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bog

an area of soft, wet land formed by water and moss

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marsh

an area of low-lying land covered by grasses

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swamp

an area of spongy, muddy land filled with water

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wetland

land where there is a lot of water in the soil

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to flee

to run away, to escape

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to mingle

v.
when two or more things mix together (scents, tastes, etc)

when people at an event talk amongst themselves

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faint

adj.
soft (not loud)

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automobile

n.
car

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bond (noun)

n.
tie between two people, or a people and a pet
relationship

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attend

v.
go to
be present at

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towering

adj.
high

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shoplift

v.
to steal

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cellar

n.
basement

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disturbed

adj.
upset
annoyed at an interruption

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cyclone

n.
a large storm like hurricane

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convict (n)

n.
a person who did a crime and is going to prison

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grazing

n.
describes animals that graze, or eat throughout the day small amounts: cows, sheep, goats, llamas

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terrain

n.
landscape

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treacherous

adj.
dangerous

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absent-minded

He is often _____ when music is playing.

adj.
forgetful or not paying attention very well

not paying attention to the immediate task or event because one's mind is preoccupied with other matters.

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threatening

The water gun she pointed at him was ____.

adj.
to use threats of danger or harm
to say you are going to harm something or someone
to warn of danger

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hind legs

n. (plural)
the back legs of an animal

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suspicious

A ______ person walked down the street, avoiding the light of street lamps.

adj.
doubting; untrusting

making you ask questions about why someone is doing something and making you not trust them

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intend

Flora ____ to become a "Giant Ear."

v. to do with purpose

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capable

adj. able to do what you need to do, good at something, qualified

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astonishing

adj.
greatly surprising or amazing

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observe

v.
to look at something carefully

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utter

v.
say, speak

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unanticipated

adj.
describes something that happens when you are not expecting it

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existence

n.
the fact of existing

"life"

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particularly

adv.
especially
specifically

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extinction

n.
all of the animals of one kind die