Vocabulary 02/06/2012

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GRIZELLE
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Vocabulary 02/06/2012
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2012-02-08 21:53:08
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"Wildfires" Vocabulary 02/06/2012
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  1. ablaze
    a-blaze

    - on fire

    A whole forest can be set ablaze from a tiny fire no bigger than the flame from a match.
  2. aggressively
    ag-gres-sive-ly

    -very actively and forcefully

    In, fact, aggressively fighting fires has probably decreased the number of wildfires that help a forest renew itself while increasing the number of more dangerous fires.
  3. charred
    charred

    -burned

    Fire beetles actually seek out fire to breed and lay their eggs in charred logs.
  4. consumed
    con-sumed

    -destroyed by burning

    Trees were set on fire on the other end of the lot. It seemed as if the inn would soon be consumed by flames.
  5. cycles
    cy-cles

    -series of events that are repeated in the same order

    Many trees are so dependent on fires that they need cycles of fire in order to grow.
  6. ember
    em-ber

    -a glowing piece of material in the ashes of a fire

    A fire can be caused by a burning match, a flash of lightning, or a glowing ember in a dying camp fire.
  7. flammable
    flam-ma-ble

    -able to be burned easily and rapidly

    The Old Faithful Inn - the world's largest log cabin, and as flammable as a huge tinderbox - was directly in the fires path.
  8. renew
    re-new

    • -to make new again
    • -to bring new life to

    In, fact, aggressively fighting fires has probably decreased the number of wildfires that help a forest renew itself while increasing the number of more dangerous fires.

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