6.11 "Tricky Tail"

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Appendage
body part that is connected to the main body or head of an animal
Approximately
Approximately—nearly, close to, or about
Autotomize
remove or cast of a body part, usually when under attack
basking
bathing in heat or soaking up warmth
Birds of prey
birds that hunt animals for food
Cartilage
strong white tissue in the skeleton that is not as hard as bone but is more flexible
Detached
no longer connected
Diet
the usual food that a person or animals eats
Discarded
thrown away or disposed of
Distracts
draws someone's attention away from something
Drawbacks
the bad part of something that is otherwise good
Duplicate
an exact copy
Eluding
avoiding or escaping by using cleverness or skill
Expend
to use up
Expose
put something out in the open
Hue
shade of color
Periodically
every now and then
Pursuing
following or chasing something
Recoup
gain back the value of something that was lost
Regenerate
grow back again or to produce anew
Scurry
move in a hurry
Slither
move one's body along the ground
Sole
single or the only one
Vigorously
actively or energetically
Vigorously—actively or energetically
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