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serious
important/not funny
termites
bugs that eat wood
suddenly
something that happens alll at once
tiller
handle to steer a boat
snout
an animal's nose
survive
live through
perch
a small fish
wail
to cry
flail
to swing arms around like crazy
hull
the body of the ship
flounder
is to flop around
sound
in a good condition
strain
put forth a lot of effort
faint
very weak
flounder
flop around or little fish
stout
strong and heavy
fret
to worry
perch
to sit precariously
ail
when someone is sick
churn
stirred up very hard
bailing
to remove from something
stern
the back of a boat
swirl
twisted around
collapse
when something falls apart
craft
small boat
business
buy or sell things to make money
surfer
a person who rides a surfboard
respond
when you answer back to a question
waist
around a persons middle
skid
slides/to slide
convert
change into something else
purchase
to buy something
probably
good chance
reply
respond back
several
more then one and less than many
inspect
to look over carefully
exclaim
to cry out about something
future
time that is to yet come
unusual
uncommon: rare
beaker
container used in chemistry lab
device
object made to do something special
expert
something who knows a great deal about something
investigation
look into something very closely
laboratory
a place where experiments are done
crease
mark left after something is folded
observe
watch
sprout
spouts out new grouth
unfortunate
unlucky
waddle
walk in a clumsy way
hesitate
pause for a moment
flinch
to jump involuntarily
unbelievable
not believable
innocent
not guilty
helicopter
an aircraft that can go straight up and down
lable
a peace of paper attached to an object that gives information
tremendous
very large or great
situation
is what goes on in a peace
stunt
a hard trick to get attention
continue
keep doing the same thing
outfit
a set of clothing
collide
when things crash into each other
instant
when something happens very fast
holster
a pouch for carrying a gun
deceptive
when something is misleading
buoy
marks something in the water
gear
equipment that is used for something ex. camping gear
occasional
once in a while
gymnastics
tumbling stunts
glimpse
a quick look
pressure
to squeeze harder
prop
short for propeller
stranded
you cannot move from a place
location
a location is a place
indicate
to indicate means to point out or signal
unsteady
shaky unbalanced
surface
is the top of something
ledge
narrow shelf
nitrogen
a gas that has no smell or color
decide
make up your mind about something
gasp
to take a short fast breath
sprawl
stretch or to spread out
immediately
right away
fierce
very violent
pleaded
to beg
advice
to tell someone to do
nervous
edgy or jumpy
announce
tell something new
wispy
very light and dainty
suspended
when something hangs in the air
anchor
holds something in place
swayed
to move back and forth slowly
protection
something that guards
suggest
something that gives a hint
glance
to look at something quickly
breaker
a big wave
venture
risky situation
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