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aquatic

(adj) Growing or living in or on water

aquatic

(adj) Done in or upon water

assert

(v) To say firmly, to declare

assertion

(n) A firm statement or declaration

assertive

(adj) Self-assured, bold and confident

avert

(v) To turn away

avert

(v) To keep from happening

bleak

(adj) WIthout much hope

bleak

(adj) Cold and dreary, exposed to cold winds and bad weather

blithe

(adj) cheerful, carefree

blithe

(adj) Not showing proper care, heedless

blithely

(adj) In a carefree manner

docile

(adj) Well behaved, easy to handle

dwindle

(v) To keep on becoming less, to grow smaller in number or amount

lethal

(adj) Causing, or capable of causing, death

monitor

(v) To watch closely and frequently, to observe and make note

monitor

(n) A video screen used to display information

mutilate

(v) To hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or cutting out.

nimble

(adj.) Able to move quickly and easily.

nimble

(adj.) Showing quickness of thinking; clever

plight

(n) A difficult or dangerous condition or situation.

ponderous

(adj.) Heavy and slow moving.

verge

(n) An edge, border, or brink.

verge

(v) to come close to the edge or border of

vigilant

(adj) Watchful; ready for danger.

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