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routine


a series of actions that is part of an event

The dancer finished her routine with a spin.

routine

represent


stand for someone or something else

When athletes compete in the Olympics, they wear uniforms to show which country they represent.

represent

qualify


meet the requirements for something

The gymnast hoped her scores would let her qualify for the final round of competition.

qualify

sacrifices


acts of giving up something that you want in order to get or do something else

Waking up early on Saturdays is one of the sacrifices Ethan must make to be on the swim team.

sacrifices

colonies


groups of animals living together in the same place

The scientists studied one of the world’s biggest penguin colonies.

colonies

crustacean


an animal that has a hard outer skeleton, jointed legs, and three main body parts

The Japanese spider crab has the longest legs of any crustacean.

crustacean

captivity


the state of being kept in a place and not being able to leave

More than a thousand lions live in captivity in zoos and wildlife parks.

captivity

front-runner


the contestant who is in the lead in a race

The energetic young horse was the front-runner during the entire race.

front-runner

ballot


a paper or electronic form used for voting

Dad marked the ballot to show his choice for mayor.

ballot
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