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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

tortoise, roar, portable, portion, origins, former, port, form, coral, boring, mortar, chores, correspond, organisms, metamorphosis, organization, shortage, moral, ore

_________ Previous.
_________ Any of various land dwelling reptiles, of family Testudinidae, whose body is enclosed in a shell (carapace plus plastron). The animal can withdraw its head and four legs partially into the shell, providing some protection from predators.
_________ A hard substance made of the limestone skeletons of marine polyps.
_________ Plural form of organism.
_________ Rock that contains utilitarian materials; primarily a rock containing metals or gems which at the time of the rock's evaluation and proposal for extraction are able to be separated from its neighboring minerals and processed at a cost that does not exceed those materials' present day economic values.
_________ A transformation, such as that of magic or by sorcery.
_________ Plural form of chore.
_________ A lack or deficiency.
_________ Able to be carried or easily moved.
_________ Plural form of origin.
_________ To be equivalent or similar in character, quantity, quality, origin, structure, function etc.
_________ Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior, especially for teaching right behavior.
_________ A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding bricks and stones.
_________ An allocated amount.
_________ To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
_________ The quality of being organized.
_________ Present participle of bore.
_________ The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
_________ A place on the coast at which ships can shelter, or dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.