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Terms

undefined, object
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make amends
Reparation for a loss, or damage
refuse
anything that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
endure
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
species
kind
instincts
inborn patterns of behavior that are biologically determined rather than learned
contribute
provide
stamina
enduring strength and energy
barren
incapable of sustaining life
beacon
a light or other signal that warns and guides
submerged
under water
probed
poked or searched
menace
something that is a source of danger
lurkers
something waiting in concealment
features
traits or characteristics
lures
attracts and tempts
valiant
full of courage
despairingly
with desperation
summit
the top point of a mountain or hill
blunder
an embarrassing mistake
oceanographer
a scientist who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas
salinity
amount of salt in water
specimen
a sample
challenge
called to engage in a contest or fight
determination
the act of making up your mind about something
interpret
give an interpretation or explanation to
relentlessly
without stopping or mercy
mushing
urging on of sled dogs
laughingstock
a person or thing that is the object of laughter
defiance
intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
pressure
the force applied to a unit area of surface
invertebrate
animal without a backbone
insignificant
not worthy of notice
committed
to be devoted
acknowledge
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
desperately
with great urgency
reluctant
not eager
doomed
marked for certain death
devour
eat greedily
sacred
of great value in religion
specter
ghost
source
the place where something begins, where it springs into being
reassuring
restoring confidence and relieving anxiety
demonstration
a show or display
resplendent
having great beauty and splendor
gales
strong winds
predator
any animal that lives by preying on other animals
alien
a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
contoured
rounded
compassion
a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
rigid
incapable of or resistant to bending
sediment
solid rock or mineral fragments transported and deposited by wind, water, gravity, or ice, precipitated by chemical reactions, or secreted by organisms, and that accumulates as layers in loose, unconsolidated form
depot
station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
desperation
a hopeless feeling, when you are ready to try anything to help the situation
boisterous
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
depth
deepness.
ordeal
a severe or trying experience

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