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predatory

(adj.) relating to or denoting an animal or animals preying naturally on others; seeking to exploit or oppress others

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ecological

(adj.) relating to or concerned with the relation of living organisms to one another and to their phsyical surroundings

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dominion

(n.) sovereignty; control; the territory of a sovereign or government

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ponderous

(adj.) slow and clumsy because of great weight

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aside

(adv.) to one side; out of the way

(n.) a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play

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theology

(n.) the study of the nature of God and religious belief

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rumination

(v.) to think carefully and deeply about something

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fanciful

(adj.) (of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealisitc

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auspicious

(adj.) conducive to success; favorable

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ornithology

(n.) the scientific study of birds

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ominous

(adj.) giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant in going to happen; threatening; inauspicious

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portent

(n.) a sign or warning that something, esp. something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happen; an exceptional or wonderful person or thing

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context

(n.) the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed