Part 1.

ancestor
someone from whom you are descended
antecede
be earlier in time; go back further
antedate
be earlier in time; go back further
apparently
seemingly; as far as one can tell
approbation
official acceptance or agreement
aquamarine
a shade of blue tinged with green

 

Part 2.

astray
away from the right path or direction
autonomous
existing as an independent entity
backdrop
scenery hung at the rear of a stage
backward
at or to or toward the back or rear
bad
having undesirable or negative qualities
basalt
the commonest type of solidified lava

 

Part 3.

beholden
under a moral obligation to someone
beneficial
promoting or enhancing well-being
berth
a place where a craft can be made fast
binding
executed with proper legal authority
blowhole
a hole for the escape of gas or air
breakable
capable of being broken or damaged

 

Part 4.

bump into
collide violently with an obstacle
buttress
a support usually of stone or brick
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
carnivorous
relating to flesh-eating animals
cavalry
troops trained to fight on horseback
chick
young bird especially of domestic fowl

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2020-04-17