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canal

an artificial waterway used for travel, shipping, or irriagation

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ditention

a forced or punitive delay

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embankment

a mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or support a roadway

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fanciful

showing invention or whimsy in design

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forsake

to leave altogether

6

hearth

the brick, stone, or cement floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room

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hinge

a jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door, on a stationary frame

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inertia

the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest or of a body in motion to remain in motion unless acted on by an outside force

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lecture

an exposition on a given subject delivered before an audience of a class

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opposite

located directly across from something; contrary to or radically different from

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pirouette

a turn of the body on the point of the toe or the ball of the foot

12

plaintive

expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy

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pompous

marked by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity

14

ragamuffin

a shabbily clothed, dirty child

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regulation

a principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct

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relic

remaining fragment; surviving part; ruin

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retribution

something given or demanded in repayment, especially punishment

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scald

cause a burning sensation; scathe

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sprout

to begin to grow; to emerge and develop rapidly

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squall

to scream or cry loudly and harshly

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staid

characterized by sedate dignity

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supreme

developed to the utmost and not exceeded by any other in degree, quality, or intensity

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tatter

to make or become ragged

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translate

to render in another language

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trudge

to walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way

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twinge

a sudden sharp physical pain

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ininhabitable

unable to support residents

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vertigo

a state of dizziness; a confused, disoriented state of mind

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victim

one who is harmed or killed by another