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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

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_________ To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await.
_________ Condensed water falling from a cloud.
_________ Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
_________ A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes.
_________ Ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation.
_________ A demand of ownership made for something (eg. claim ownership, claim victory).
_________ To make flat, smooth out.
_________ Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.
_________ A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
_________ An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.
_________ The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
_________ A contiguous set of steps connecting two floors.
_________ Simple past tense and past participle of pay.
_________ A line of connected cars or carriages pushed or pulled by one or more locomotives, especially a railroad train which travels on a set of tracks.
_________ Having already happened before.
_________ The atmospheric substance above the surface of the earth which animals breathe, formerly considered to be a single substance, one of the four basic elements of ancient philosophy and one of the five basic elements of Eastern traditions.
_________ Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.
_________ Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of.
_________ The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior and near the anus.
_________ A pigmented keratinaceous growth that forms thin spires and grows out from a follicle on the human head, or the collection of them.
_________ The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.
_________ Regular delivery of letters and small parcels, see also post.
_________ To cause to rise.