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athletic
strong, healthy and good at sports
to be around
used to say that something has existed for a period of time
blister
a painful, raised area of skin with liquid inside, that you get if your skin has been rubbed or burned
civilised
polite and behaving in a calm, reasonable way
to come across
to find something or someone by chance
to cushion
to make the effect or force of something softer
to drop out
to stop doing something such as a race or a course before you have finished
endurance
the ability to keep doing something difficult, unpleasant, or painful for a long time
eternity
a very long time
extreme
the most unusual or the most serious possible
furious
extremely angry
to guarantee
to make certain that something will happen or exist
hallucination
an experience in which you see, hear, feel, or smell something which does not exist
hazardous
dangerous
to heighten
to increase or make something increase, especially an emotion or an effect
to hop
(informal) to go somewhere quickly
to keep up
to go as fast as someone
learning curve
the rate of someone's progress in learning a new skill
little in the way of
used to say that there are few things of a specified category
made up of
consisting of
methodical
done in a careful, well-organised way
opponent
someone who you compete against in a game or competition
pace
the speed at which someone or something moves or does something
rough
dangerous or violent
to run into trouble
to start to experience difficulties
safety-conscious
very careful to be safe or to keep people safe
to set
to give yourself goal
spectator
someone who watches an event, sport, etc.
trophy
a prize, such as a silver cup, that you get for winning a race or competition
to turn out
to have a final, often surprising, result