Part 1.

economical
using the minimum of time or resources for effectiveness
lubricate
make slippery or smooth
ingenious
showing inventiveness and skill
harvest
the gathering of a ripened crop
abundant
present in great quantity
uneasy
causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

 

Part 2.

calculate
make a mathematical computation
absorb
take in a liquid
estimate
judge tentatively
morsel
a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
quota
a prescribed number
threat
declaration of an intention to inflict harm on another

 

Part 3.

ban
prohibit especially by law or social pressure
panic
an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
appropriate
suitable for a particular person, place, or situation
emerge
come out into view, as from concealment
jagged
having a sharply uneven surface or outline
linger
remain present although waning or gradually dying

 

Part 4.

ambush
concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
crafty
marked by skill in deception
defiant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
vigor
forceful exertion
fragile
easily broken or damaged or destroyed
captive
a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

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2020-04-17