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writhed
verb
twist or bend in a violent effort
The sea writhed back and forth cuaing the ship to flip over and kill everyone on board.
Torrential
adjective
violent or fierce
The huge torrential waterfall brought millions of gallons of water every second over the rocks.
mettle
noun
courage
The warrior showed his mettle by fighting to the end and triumphed over the strong Roman Empire.
replica
noun
any exact copy
The museum had some originals and some replicas of old CIvil War guns.
skeptical
adjective
showing doubt
The thief was very skeptical about his plan to rob the bank but he did it anyway and was caught in the act.
queried
verb
to ask or inquire about
The police queried the criminal until he told the truth and was eventually convicted of his crime.
rebuke
noun
an expression of crticism
I received a rebuke from my parents for the "F" on my math test.
ambassador
noun
an authorized representative
The ambassador of India visited the president and talked about India and their need for a stronger economy
ebony
noun
dark, black
The ashes of the burning building were as black as ebony and the fire fighters could not reach the pets trapped inside.
fleeting
adjective
nimble
In a fleeting second the superhero saved the pedestrian from the horrible oozing swamp monster.