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Noisy confusion

plummet

drop down sharply

tattered

torn, shredded, ragged

ravine

a deep narrow steep-sided valley

splurge

indulge oneself

invertebrate

lacking a backbone or spinal column

downcast

disheartened; dejected; sad

singe

burn lightly

tawny

of a light brown to brownish orange color

bog

to cause to slow down or get stuck; a swamp, marsh, or quagmire

scrimp

(v) to handle very economically or stingily

reckless

without caution; careless

mesa

high, flat landform that rises steeply from the land around it

blare

loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light

fragrant

having a pleasant smell

dusk

the time at the end of the day just before dark

skyrocket

to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success

melodious

containing a pleasing succession of sounds; tuneful; agreeable to hear

caution

a warning; carefulness; to warn

amble

walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly

jubilant

showing great joy; rejoicing; exultant

dawn

n. the first appearance of daylight in the morning; v. to begin; to begin to be perceived

sear

burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither

cumulus

fluffy, white clouds, usually with flat bottoms, that look rounded piles of cotton

dash

to leave or go somewhere quickly because you are in a hurry

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