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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

hair, pair, explain, again, bait, wait, paid, air, train, afraid, sail, rain, fair, stairs, mail, raise, chair, claim, brain, chain, plain, nail, tail

_________ A contiguous set of steps connecting two floors.
_________ Simple past tense and past participle of pay.
_________ 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.
_________ A pigmented keratinaceous growth that forms thin spires and grows out from a follicle on the human head, or the collection of them.
_________ Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.
_________ 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.
_________ The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior and near the anus.
_________ Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of.
_________ Having already happened before.
_________ A demand of ownership made for something (eg. claim ownership, claim victory).
_________ Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.
_________ To cause to rise.
_________ 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.
_________ A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
_________ The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
_________ Ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation.
_________ To make flat, smooth out.
_________ 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.
_________ To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of; to await.
_________ Condensed water falling from a cloud.
_________ 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.
_________ Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.