An abalone is a very large sea snail. Abalones are a different shape to most snails - they have a wide, flat shell. You can still see the spiral shape in their shell. Abalones are caught and eaten as food, and their shells are used to make jewellery.
Australian Aborigines were the first people to live in Australia. There were once many, many different tribes of Aborigines, each with different traditions and languages. Around 2% of the Australian population identifies as Aboriginal.
Agony is a state of extreme pain. It might be physical or emotional pain. The woman in the photo is in agony.
Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the United States of America. It has a population of around 870,000.
Scientific name: order: actiniaria
Sea anemones are closely related to coral and jellyfish. They eat small sea creatures and small fish that drift past them into their tentacles. The tentacles have poison in them, and the anemone stings them to kill them before it eats them. Sea anemones spend most of their lives stuck to the same rock or other surface, but can unstick themselves and swim to a new rock if conditions aren't good for them, such as if their rock dries out for too long or something is trying to eat or damage the anemone. Sea anemones can reproduce in the usual way by releasing eggs and sperm, but they can also reproduce by budding off new anemones or by splitting themselves in half to form a new anemone.
You use the word any when you are talking about one or more things from a group, but it doesn't matter which ones you are talking about. For example, "just pick any of those sheep, they all look the same".
A balcony is a small platform that sticks out of the side of a building. There is usually a door that leads out from the inside of the house to the balcony. Balconies are very nice to have in an apartment that doesn't have a yard.
A beanie is a type of soft hat with no brim that is worn to keep your head warm in cold weather. Beanies are often knitted.
A ceremony is a ritual or celebration that marks the completion of a major life event such as a wedding or graduation from school.