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Dumbfound

to make speechless with amazement

Ensue

to follow; to come as a result of or at a later time

Era

a particular period in history

Flourish

v- 1. to thrive or prosper
2. to wave in the air
n- 1. sweeping motion
2. showy burst of music
3. a fancy line or curve added to something written
(ex. a letter of the alphabet)

Garrison

n- soldiers stationed in a place to protect it

Hoard

v- to save and put away, especially secretly
n- anything put away in such a matter

Inundate

v- 1. to cover, as with water from a flood
2. to load with an excessive amount or number of
something

Invincible

adj- impossible to defeat

Nomad

n- a member of a group that settles briefly in one
place and then moves on to another
NOMADIC: adj- having the characteristics of a nomad

Placate

v- to stop from being angry; to calm

Principal

adj- most important
n- 1. a person or thing that is of the greatest
importance
2. the head of a school
3. the sum of money owed, not including the
interest

Recede

v- 1. to move back or to drop to a lower level
2. to become fainter

Ruthless

adj- showing no mercy; pitiless

Sacrifice

n- 1. something given up for the sake of another
2. an offering to a god
v- 1. to give up something for another
2. to offer something of value to a god

Aquatic

adj- 1. growing or living in or on water
2. done in or upon water

Assert

v- to stay firmly; to declare
ASSERTION: n- a firm statement or declaration
ASSERTIVE: adj- self-assured; bold and confident

Avert

v- 1. to turn away
2. to keep from happening

Bleak

adj- 1. without much hope
2. cold and dreary; exposed to cold winds and
bad weather

Blithe

adj- 1. cheerful; carefree
2. not showing proper care; heedless
BLITHELY: adv- in a carefree manner

Docile

adj- well behaved; easy to handle

Dwindle

v- to keep on becoming less; to become 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
n- a video screen used to display information

Mutilate

v- to hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or
cutting out

Nimble

adj- 1. able to move quickly and easily
2. showing quickness of thinking; clever

Plight

n- a difficult or dangerous condition or situation

Ponderous

adj- heavy and slow moving

Verge

n- an edge,order, or brink
v- to come close to the edge or border of

Vigilant

adj- watchful; ready for danger

Ballast

n- a heavy material used to make a ship steady or
control the rising and falling of a vessel like a
balloon

Buoyant

adj- 1. able to float
2. cheerful and carefree

Clamber

v- to climb awkwardly

Detach

v- to seperate from
DETACHED: adj- 1. not connected
2. lacking concern

Eerie

adj- causing uneasiness; strange or mysterious

Fathom

n- a length of six feet, used in measuring the depth
of water
v- to figure out

Pique

v- to arouse or excite
n- a feeling of resentment caused by feeling ignored,
insulted, etc.

Probe

v- 1. to poke or prod
2. to examine closely
n- 1. a long, slender instrument used to examine a
wound or part of the body
2. a thorough investigation

Realize

v- 1. to be aware of
2. to bring into being; to make happen

Rupture

v- to split or break
n- 1. a breaking or tearing apart by force
2. the breaking of a friendly relationship

Sphere

n- a ball or globe

Submerge

v- to go underwater

tedious

adj. boring

Ultimate

adj- 1. final
2. the greatest possible

Unscathed

adj- completely unharmed

Abduct

v- to carry away by force; to kidnap
ABDUCTION: n- the act or instance of abducting

Abode

n- the place where one lives; home

Abyss

n- 1. a deep opening in the earth
2. anything too deep to measure

Arbitrate

v- to settle a disagreement between two parties by
having a third party make a decision after hearing
both sides
ARBITRATION: n- the act of arbitrating

Attribute

v- to think of as coming from or belonging to a particular person or thing
n- a quality or feature associated with a person or
thing

Capricious

adj- likely to change quickly for no obvious reason

Compromise

v- 1. to settle a disagreement by having each side
give up something
2. to expose to the possibility of criticism or
shame
n- a settlement reached by each side giving up
something

Devout

adj- 1. very religious
2. sincere

Distraught

adj- deeply disturbed; very troubled

Enlighten

v- to inform or instruct; to give knowledge or truth to
ENLIGHTENED: adj- free from ignorance or prejudice

Incline

v- 1. to slope or lean
2. to be likely to; to have a fondness for
3. to bend or bow (the head)
n- a sloping surface

Intervene

v- to enter in order to help or settle something
INTERVENTION: n- the act or instance of intervening

Necessity

n- 1. anything that cannot be done without or that is
greatly needed
2. the condition of being needed

Orbit

n- the path taken by an object around a heavenly
body such as a star, sun, or moon
v- to put into or be in orbit

Sacred

adj- 1. holy; having to do with religion
2. worthy of being given the greatest honor or
respect

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