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award
to give something valuable, such as money or a prize following an official decision
bone
any of the hard pieces that form the skeleton (= frame) of a human or animal body
famous
known by very many or most people
play
to spend time doing something enjoyable or amusing
seasick
feeling like vomiting as a result of traveling in a boat
hero
a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities
clarify
to make something clearer or easier to understand
allergy
a condition that causes illness when someone eats certain foods or touches or breathes in certain substances
itchy
to have or cause an uncomfortable feeling on the skin that makes you want to rub it with your nails
climb
to go up, or go up something or to the top of something
fancy
decorative or complicated, or (of restaurants, stores, or hotels) expensive
camping
the act of staying and sleeping in an outside area for one or more days and nights, usually in a tent
spa
a place where people can stay to improve their appearance or health by eating well and exercising and sometimes also by drinking or bathing in water with natural substances in it
whale
a very large sea mammal
roller coaster
a small railroad, esp. in an amusement park, with open cars that travel quickly along a steep
exotic
unusual and specially interesting because of coming from a country that is far away
extreme
very great; beyond what is usual or what might be expected
astronaut
a person who is trained for traveling in spacecraft
crew
all the people who work together, esp. to operate a ship or aircraft, or all the people of lower rank
shuttle
a vehicle or aircraft that travels regularly between two places, carrying people or things
float
to stay or move easily on or over the surface of a liquid, or to cause something to move in this way
invent
to design or create something that did not exist before
straw
the dried yellow stems of crops such as wheat, used for animals or for weaving
accomplish
to do or finish something successfully; achieve something
twin
either of two children born to the same mother on the same occasion
memorable
likely to be remembered or worth remembering