sip – drink in small mouthfulsadmit – confess, acknowledgespeed – rate at which something moves or actscelebrate – a happy event, performobviously – easy to see or understandtunnel – underground passagegorgeous -strikingly beautiful or attractivegates – movable barrier usually hinged , in a wall or fencebarely – only justanniversary – date on which something occured in a previous yearshare – give or take a share of (something)chat – informal conversationnanny-woman whose job is looking after childrenparachute – large fabric canopy that slows the descent of a person or object from an aircraftgust – sudden blast of winddrift – be carried along by currents of air or water snapping – break suddenlyspear – weapon consisting of a long shaft with a sharp pointsurround – be, come, or place all aroundsteer – direct the course of sthquicksand – deep mass of loose wet sand that sucks anything on top of it into ithold – keep or support in on with the hands or armsclearing – treeless area in a woodnative – person born in a specified placepath – surfaced walk or trackflowerbed – decorated with a floral designbranch – secondary stem of a treemerchant bank – bank dealing mainly with businesses and investmentbench – long seatdrop – (allow to) fall verticallyblame – consider (someone) responsible for