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Vocabulary 20

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The Thief in the Mirror, Frans B. M de Waal

De Waal, Frans B. M. "The Thief in the Mirror." PLOS Biology (2008): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

“As a child, I learned never to leave small shiny objects, such as teaspoons, unattended outdoors as these raucous birds will steal anything they can put their beaks on.”

The meaning of the word raucous is

A

quiet and calm.

B

strong and fierce.

C

loud and rowdy.

D

soft and gentle.