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The Wild Horses of Assateague Island

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descendants
people or animals born from the same ancestors
domesticated
plants or animals that live in a human environment; tame
scorching
extremely hot
abundant
more than enough
windswept
unprotected from the wind
barrier island
a long, thin, sandy stretch of land, parallel to the mainland coast that protects the coast from the full force of powerful storm waves. Between the barrier island and the mainland is a calm, protected body of water.
unique
being the only one of its kind
society
A community of people or animals who share a common culture
thrive
to grow strong; to succeed
folklore
The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
resourceful
able to find solutions quickly and effectively
hardy
able to survive under bad conditions; tough
graze
to feed on growing grass
stature
height
bloated
(adj.) - swollen, bigger than desired
marshes
a wetland typically covered with grasses
sources
where things come from
foals
baby horse
mares
female horses
offspring
Children or young of a person, animal, or plant
stallion
a male horse
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