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align
to put the parts of a whole into coordination with each other
aperture
a hole or opening
appraisal
an estimate of what something is worth
circumstance
a situation or condition
critically*
with purpose of judging for good or bad
determine
to be the cause of an effect
distinguish
to tell the difference between
grave
something serious or solemn
image*
the imitation of a person or thing
intent
to be thoroughly involved in something
intermittently
to go off at intervals
intruder
an unwanted person who forces his presence on someone else
overtake*
to catch up with
retrieve
to get back, to recover, to bring back
suffice
enough or adequate
sufficient
something enough or acceptable
supple
to be flexible, to be able to bend easily
abundant*
to have more than enough of
cumbersome
awkward, hard to handle because of size
corridor
a long hall or passageway
enclosure
a fenced-in area
envision*
imagining or expecting
herald
to usher in, announce
horde
a large group of people
magnificent
something splendid or grand and beautiful
mass
a large quantity or number
ominous
something threatening or sinister
pervade
to spread throughout
proclaim
to declare or announce
resemblance
a likeness or similarity
sheer
utter or absolute
spectacle
a strange or remarkable sight
teem
to be full of
transitional
movement from one state or condition to another
uncharted
an unknown or unmapped place
venture*
to take a risk
clan
a group of people descended from a common ancestor
cleft
an opening or crevice
complex
pertaining to be complicated and intricate
conifer
a cone-bearing tree or shrub
contour
the outline of a figure or body
deplete
to use up gradually
expanse
a large, open area
fierce
pertaining to be violent or fearful
finery
elegant or showy clothing
flounder
to struggle clumsily
luminous
pertaining to be radiant and shining
majestic
pertaining to be grand or dignified
mar
to ruin the beauty of something
mythical
existing only in myths
outcrop
an exposed part of a rock or mineral formation
pristine
something pure or unspoiled
scuttle
to run quickly or scamper
spontaneous
something sudden and unplanned ahead of time
steppe
a vast plain containing few trees
stockpile
supply of materials stored for later use
assemble
to put together
brilliant
something bright, or intelligent
coincide
to happen at the same time
compulsion
an irresistable driving force
development
stage, progression, or growth
enact
to put into action
froth
foamy
interior
the inside of something
maelstrom
a powerful, stormy, strong whirlpool
mature
to be fully developed and grown
migration
the act of moving from one place to another
mysterious
difficult to explain
navigate*
to travel through or over
phenomenon*
an unusual, odd occurrence
romantic
characterized by love, excitement, or other great emotion
spawn
to reproduce or breed
suitable*
appropriate or fitting
tragedy
a sad or disastrous event
treacherous
dangerous, violent
unerringly
to do without error
advertise
to announce publicly, usually to sell an object
coarse
crude or rough in behavior or speech
comic
adj: funny
noun: comedian
derision
mockery, contempt, ridicule
glamorize
to make attractive or charming
heartily
strongly/ with much feeling
inevitable
something unavoidable/ sure to happen
lawless
illegal, not obeying the law
persuade
to convince someone to believe or do something
picturesque
something visually pleasing or vivid
recline
to lie down
reputation
a public opinion of a person's character
seldom
rarely, not very often
taciturn
someone who is reserved, reluctant to talk
thrust
to push suddenly, stab, or lunge
typical
usual happenings, normal, characteristic
undoubtedly*
certainly, unquestionably, without doubt
urge*
to encourage or strongly suggest, basic inner drive or desire
vanity
egotism, too much pride in oneself
version
one side or point of view of a story or incident
diagonally
at an angle
disclose
to make known
multitude
a great number
dissolve
to break apart