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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

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

_________ 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.
_________ To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something.
_________ 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.
_________ Responsible for a dishonest act.
_________ A large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration.
_________ One of the choices which can be made.
_________ In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.
_________ In a state of satisfaction.
_________ A person entrusted with the custody or care of something or someone; a caretaker or keeper.
_________ The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
_________ A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.
_________ A naturally occurring solid object, smaller than a planet, orbiting a star.
_________ The way in which something is positioned vis à vis its surroundings.
_________ To fill either time or space.
_________ The condition of being friends.
_________ An early version of a written work.
_________ Tending to permit, allow, understand, or accept something.
_________ Obviously true by simple observation.
_________ (US) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK).
_________ 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.
_________ To soak, to make very wet.
_________ An upright supporting structure.
_________ Dangerous, involving risks.
_________ In the solid state; not fluid.
_________ To favor; to render successful.
_________ Something discovered.
_________ Fast; quick; rapid.
_________ 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.
_________ Crossing, spanning a continent.
_________ A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
_________ A machine for washing dishes.
_________ The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.
_________ Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
_________ The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation.
_________ Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.
_________ To grip—to take hold, particularly with the hand.
_________ Any reptiles of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
_________ 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?"