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surrender


to give up, to admit that you are beaten in a fight

After five tough rounds, the boxer had to surrender because he had no energy left.

surrender

bayonet


a weapon like a knife that fits onto the end of a long gun

During the Revolutionary War, it was common for a soldier to have a bayonet on his gun.

bayonet

grenades


small bombs usually thrown by hand

Soldiers use grenades in war to attack their enemies.

grenades

enforced


required a rule or law to be followed

Too many students were texting in class, so the school enforced a rule banning phones.

enforced

enlist


to join an army or other military group

Brad wants to enlist in the Coast Guard when he turns 18.

enlist

vowed


promised

Henrietta vowed to take care of the stray cat.

vowed

consequences


things that happen as a result of
an action

I stayed up too late last night; the consequences were that I was late to school and fell asleep in class.

consequences

mentor


someone who acts as a role model for others

My father has always been my mentor; I look up to him.

mentor

excelled


did very well at something

Ron excelled in his history class because he studied hard for every test.

excelled

incarcerated


held in a prison or jail

Holly was incarcerated for two years after she stole a car.

incarcerated

importing


bringing something to a place from another country

The U.S. started importing bananas from Central America a long time ago.

importing

camouflage


coloring that makes animals, people, or objects blend in with their surroundings

Ben uses a green-and-brown outfit as camouflage when he goes hunting in the woods.

camouflage

climate


the usual weather in a certain place

The climate of Southern California is hot, which is why I go there in the winter.

climate

species


a particular type of animal or plant

The goldfinch is my favorite species of bird.

species

wetlands


marshy land with wet soil

Be careful when you explore the wetlands—alligators live there.

wetlands
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