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Wordly Wise #10

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aquatic
adj. 1. Growing or living in or on water. 2. Done in or upon water.
assert
v. To say 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 grow 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. 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, border, or brink. v. To come close to the edge or border of.
vigilant
adj. Watchful; ready for danger.