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equator

noun.

an imaginary time around the center of the earth that is halfway between the north and the south pole

ex:
the earth's EQUATOR runs through South America

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era

noun.

a period of time marked by certain or special events,ideas,or people

ex:
which ERA is more interesting to you?

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forswear

verb.

to give up or reject easily

ex:
it is hard for many people to FORSWEAR junk food

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infiltrate

verb.

to filter into or or through

ex:
does the sun INFILTRATE the clouds

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irreversible

adjective

incapable of being changed

ex:
is the damage IRREVERSIBLE

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meteorological

adjective

science that deals with the study of the atmosphere, weather, and climate

ex:
these pictures show the results of METEOROLOGICAL studies

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penetrate

verb

to pass into or through especially by force

ex:
the u.v.a rays of the sun PENETRATE deeper into the skin

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percise

adjective.

exact in measurement

ex:
this target shows PERCISE hits

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synthetic

adjective.

not natural; artificial

ex:
SYNTHETIC materials often cost less than the real thing

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thaw

verb.

to melt

ex:
when an object THAWs it is no longer frozen

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brutish

adjective.

like or resembling an animal or beast, stupid, savage, or cruel

ex:
because of his BRUTISH behavior, he didn't have many friends

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harass

verb.

to bother, annoy, or torment repeatedly

ex:
if you HARASS someone, it might be considered bullying

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lacerated

verb.

to rip or tear roughly, especially in an injury

ex:
the player LACERATED his foot in the game

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lambaste

verb.

to scold harshly

ex:
the man will LAMBASTE his his dog for digging up the flowers

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maimed

verb.

to injure or disable severely; cripple

ex:
the puppy was MAIMED by the wild dogs

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mutilate

verb.

to injure or disable seriously, as by cutting of a limb

ex:
the dolphins tail was MULTILATED

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rile

verb.

to annoy, to irritate, or to anger

ex:
the girl tends to RILE up the cats

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skirmish

noun.

a brief or minor battle between a small body of troops

ex:
the men are taking cover during the SKIRMISH

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tantrum

noun.

a sudden outburst of bad temper, anger, or rage

ex:
the man's TANTRUM angered his co-workers

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taunt

verb.

to sarcastically mock, or criticize with insults

ex:
the bully is TAUNTing the smaller child

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centenary

adjective.

a period of 100 years; centennial

ex:
the great grandmother reached her CENTENARY birthday

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decathlon

noun.

a contest in which athletes compete in 10 different events

ex:
the athlete ran in a DECATHLON