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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 16800  J    MYTHOLOGICAL 644 29 74 132 67 342
2 16801  J    OBSERVANT 634 56 192 136 109 141
3 16802  J    GRUFF 647 46 329 114 137 21
4 16803  N    SIGHTSEEING 627 69 131 176 206 45
5 16804  J    SCRAMBLED 629 43 250 162 145 29
6 16805  V    RE-ENACT 608 97 78 126 111 196
7 16806  N    KIMONO 743 22 326 165 58 172
8 16807  J    MULTIRACIAL 635 116 13 114 235 157
9 16808  V    RESCIND 645 112 41 106 251 135
10 16809  J    PARASITIC 635 29 38 237 46 285
 

retreated, leaving the land beneath leveled. Over more thousands of years, wind and unceasing rain scored furrows in the rock, and filled the furrows with water. It is now a part of the planet where few things can live. Moss and lichens grow there, lending their greens and reds and oranges to the gray of rock and sky. There are cranberries and blueberries, and in the hollows where the wind is not so fierce, clumps of spruces huddle. The hollows are marshy, and there are grass bogs that quake at a footstep; the roots grow in the water beneath them, not in soil. The animals who call this land home have adapted to some of the worst weather in the world. It changes over minutes, not hours, and can go from bright sunlight to rain to blinding sleet and back to sunlight in 5 minutes. In winter, the cold is appalling; it is enough to freeze rapids to a

 
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