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Spawn

Release or deposit eggs

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Reprieve

A temporary escape from an undesired fate or unpleasant situation

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Precarious

Dangerously likely to fall or collapse

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Persevere

Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success

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Sate

Satisfy to the full

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Tree

Force (someone) into a difficult situation

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Groggy

Dazed, weak, or unsteady from illness, intoxication, sleep or a blow

8

Ointment

A smooth oily preparation that is rubbed on the skin for medical purposes or as a cosmetic

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Fend

Defend oneself from a blow, attack, or attacker

10

Balm

A fragrant ointment or preparation used to heal or sooth the skin

11

Cinch

An extremely easy task

12

Streak

A long thin line or mark of a different substance or color its surroundings

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Gleam

Shine bright especially with reflected light

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Subdue

Brought under control

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Swarm

A large or dense group of insects, especially flying ones

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Hone

Sharpen (a blade)

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Snag

Tear

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Stagger

Walk or move unsteadily as if about to fall

19

Scamper

(Especially of small animal or children) run with quick light steps, especially through fear or excitement

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Befuddle

Make someone unable to think clearly

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Teeter

Move or balance unsteadily, sway back and forth

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Eradicate

Destroy completely

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Putrid

(Of an organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell

24

Stench

Stink

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Poise

Carry or hold in a particular way

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Bore

To pierce with a twisting or turning movement of a tool

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Trickle

To fall in drops / to flow in a general thin stream