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mythn: an ancient story or set of stories accepted as history, especially explaining the worldview of a people
misconceptionn: a belief or an idea that is wrong because it has been based on faulty thinking, understanding, or hypothesis
evolutionn: a gradual process of transformation of living things
controversialadj: causing a lot of hot public discussion and dispute
entirelyadv: completely
adaptv: to make fit for or change to suit a new purpose or environment
environmentn: the natural world such as air, water, and land in which humans, animals, and plants live
discreditv: to harm the reputation or credibility of someone or something; to make something appear untrue or unreliable
proposev: to make a proposal, declare a plan for something
creaturen: a living being, especially an animal
evolvev: to develop gradually, or to cause the development of something or someone gradually
developv: to grow or expand; to improve or refine through a process of progress and refinement, often to achieve greater sophistication or complexity; to elaborate or add detail to something that is in the process of being created
traitn: a particular feature of your nature
lifetimen: the duration of someone’s life or something’s existence;
offspringn: descendant; any immature animal or plant
giraffen: a tall African mammal with a very long neck and legs, typically with distinctive brownish-yellow fur and dark patches; an animal often found in zoos and wildlife preserves
stretchv: to make or be capable of making anything longer or broader without hurting or breaking
branchn: a division of a tree or woody shrub that grows out from the trunk or a main stem; a division of some larger or more complex organization
geneticadj: of or relating to genes (= parts of the DNA in cells) or the science of genes
inheritancen: the money, property, etc., that someone gives you when they die; (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from ancestors
individualn: a single person or thing, as distinct from a group
randomadj: made, done, or happening without method, conscious decision, or any regular pattern
mutationn: the way in which genes of a person, plant, animal, or other organism change and produce permanent differences
survivev: to live or exist despite a dangerous event or period
survivaln: the state of continuing to exist or live, frequently in the face of difficulty or danger
evolutionaryadj: relating to or denoting how living things develop or change from earlier forms
suitedadj: appropriate, fitting, or acceptable for a particular purpose or occasion; matched or corresponding to a specific person, dress, or circumstances
suddenlyadv: quickly and unexpectedly
disadvantagen: a drawback or a negative aspect of something; (verb) to put someone or something in an unfavorable position
secondlyadv: used to introduce the second point or item in a list or series of statements, considerations, etc.
reproductionn: the process by which organisms create offspring; the production of something similar to an original work
anglerfishn: a type of deep-sea fish that possesses a long, stalk-like appendage on its head with a glowing tip that it uses to attract prey; known for their unusual and often menacing appearance
reproducev: to make a copy of something such as a picture, piece of text, music, etc.; to produce offspring through a sexual or asexual process
uselessadj: not serving any useful purpose; having no practical result
relativeadj: considered and evaluated through comparison with something else
altruistn: a person who has an unselfish or selfless concern for the welfare of others; a person who values the well-being of others over their interests or desires
sacrificen: the act of killing an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity; (verb) to give up something important or valuable to help another person or get or do something that seems more important
siblingn: a brother or sister; member of a family born to the same parents
cousinn: the child of your aunt or uncle
widespreadadj: existing or happening in various places or among many people
preservationn: the act of keeping something in its original state or of preventing it from being damaged
metaphorn: a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not denote to suggest a similarity
mechanismn: a part of a machine, or a set of parts that performs a task; a natural or established process that occurs during a specific situation or reaction
preservev: to keep or maintain a particular quality, feature, etc., especially to prevent it from decaying, being damaged, or being destroyed
predeterminev: to decide or determine in advance; to establish or influence beforehand
progressionn: the act or process of changing to the next stage or phase or moving forward
blindadj: unable to see; unable or unwilling to perceive or understand the true nature of something
spotn: a particular location or place; a small round or roundish area, differing in color or feels from the surface around it
opticadj: relating to vision or the eyes; relating to or involving light or optics
nervousadj: worried and anxious about something; relating to the nerves
retinan: the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball
photoreceptorn: a specialized cell in the retina of the eye that responds to light and enables vision; there are two types of photoreceptor cells – rods and cones – that are responsible for different aspects of vision
retrospectn: a review or analysis of past events, particularly to gain insight or understanding; a consideration of something that has already occurred or been accomplished
advantageousadj: providing a benefit or advantage; favorable or beneficial
cravev: to have a strong desire for something; to long for or want intensely
nutrientn: any substance that is essential for the maintenance and growth of living things
vitaminn: any of a group of organic compounds that are essential in small quantities to the diet and are present in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced within the body
calorien: unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius at atmospheric pressure, used by nutritionists to measure how much energy food will produce
millenniumn: a span of 1000 years, or the 1000th anniversary (plural: millennia)
ancestorn: a person from whom one is descended; a forefather
scarceadj: not abundant or plentiful, and therefore not easy to find or obtain
anticipatev: to expect or predict that something will happen; to tell in advance
proceedsn: the money or profit earned from a particular activity or venture; the total amount collected from a sale or fundraiser
diversityn: the quality or fact of many different types of things or people being included in something; a range of different things or people