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aquatic

living or growing in, on, or near the water

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bodyguard

person, usually armed, assigned to protect someone

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cavalier - n.

chivalrous man, especially one serving as an escorts to a woran of high social position

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defer

to put off; postpone

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detachment

a military unit that can be dispatched from the larger body for special duty or mission

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domiciled

to be established in a residence

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encumber

hinder or impede the action or performance of

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lament

to express grief for; to regret deeply

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membrane

a thin pliable layer of tissue covering; lining, or connecting surfaces or parts of an animal or plant

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obstacle

something that seriously hamper action or progress

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perforate

pierce, punch, or bore a hole in

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recess

a remote, secret, or secluded place

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reconcile

bring oneself to accept; make compatible

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reconnoiter

to make a preliminary inspection of

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savage

not civilized; barbaric

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serpentine

curving repeatedly one way then another

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torture

to bring great physical or mental pain upon another