migration

movement from one part of something to another

mimic

imitate (someone or their actions or words)

minute

extremely small

monotonous

dull, tedious, and repetitious

negotiate

obtain or bring about by discussion

obedient

complying or willing to comply with orders or requests

objective

(of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts

oblivious

not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one

obstacle

a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress

omniscient

knowing everything

onset

the beginning of something

optimist

a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something

origin

the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived

originate

create or initiate (something)

painstaking

done with or employing great care and thoroughness

paraphrase

express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity

parody

an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect

peculiar

strange or odd; unusual

persecute

subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs

persuade

cause (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument

plummet

fall or drop straight down at high speed

possess

have as belonging to one; own

poverty

the state of being extremely poor

predicament

a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation

predict

say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something

prejudice

preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience

preliminary

denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important

primitive

having a quality or style that offers an extremely basic level of comfort, convenience, or efficiency

priority

the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important

propel

drive, push, or cause to move in a particular direction, typically forward

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