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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

custodian, risky, frost, mischief, riddle, check, tolerant, mass, transcontinental, shin, comet, evident, dishwasher, draft, option, drench, swift, grasp, attic, rust, discovery, solid, friendship, combat, gravity, flock, lizard, satisfied, situation, prosper, column, asteroid, occupy, sniff, linen, conflict, guilty, absolutely

_________ An upright supporting structure.
_________ To grip—to take hold, particularly with the hand.
_________ Something discovered.
_________ To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something.
_________ Responsible for a dishonest act.
_________ In the solid state; not fluid.
_________ A person entrusted with the custody or care of something or someone; a caretaker or keeper.
_________ One of the choices which can be made.
_________ A verbal puzzle, mystery, or other problem of an intellectual nature, such as "It's black, and white, and red all over. What is it?"
_________ A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in an (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun.
_________ Any reptiles of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
_________ A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.
_________ Dangerous, involving risks.
_________ The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.
_________ The condition of being friends.
_________ Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.
_________ The space, often unfinished and with sloped walls, directly below the roof in the uppermost part of a house or other building, generally used for storage or habitation.
_________ A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
_________ A machine for washing dishes.
_________ To favor; to render successful.
_________ The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
_________ The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation.
_________ Resultant force on Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo force caused by the Earth's rotation.
_________ To fill either time or space.
_________ (US) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK).
_________ To soak, to make very wet.
_________ In a state of satisfaction.
_________ Obviously true by simple observation.
_________ A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Some of these are tree branches, plant stems, leaves, wires, poles, vehicles, rooftops, or aircraft skin.
_________ In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.
_________ The way in which something is positioned vis à vis its surroundings.
_________ Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
_________ Fast; quick; rapid.
_________ A naturally occurring solid object, smaller than a planet, orbiting a star.
_________ An early version of a written work.
_________ Crossing, spanning a continent.
_________ Tending to permit, allow, understand, or accept something.
_________ A large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration.