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ancestor
n. 1. a person from whom one descended; 2. an early kind of animal from which later ones have developed
carnivore
n. a flesh-eating animal; adj. carnivorous, flesh-eating
comprehend
v. to understand; n. comprehension - the act of understanding or the ability to understand
duration
n. the time during which something lasts or continues
evident
adj. easy to see and understand, obvious
extinct
adj. 1. no longer existing or living; 2. no longer active (as in a volcano)
ferocious
adj. savage, fierce. n. ferocity - the state or quality of being fierce
gigantic
adj. very large, like a giant in size
obscure
v. to cover up or keep from being seen. adj. 1. hard to see, hidden; 2. not easy to understand
option
n. choice, or something that is available as a choice. adj. optional - left to choice
premature
adj. too early; happening or arriving before the proper time.
preserve
v. 1. to save; to keep from harm; to protect, 2. to keep from rotting or spoiling
prey
n. 1. an animal that is hunted for food; 2. one that is unable to resist attack, a victim; v. 1. to hunt for food; 2. to take from or rob using violence or trickery
puny
adj. 1. weak; 2. lacking in size strength or power
survive
v. 1. to stay alive where there is a chance of dying; 2. to continue to exist through a threatening situation; n. survivor - one who stays alive when others die