Nature words

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Nature words
2013-09-12 23:52:26
nature words

some useful words
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  1. To save their lives, the sailors had to abandon the sinking ship.
    • To live.
    • To give up.
    • Abandonment (n)
  2. Excessive rainfall early in the spring can adversely affect the planting of crops.
    • In a harmful way.
    • Negatively.
    • Adversely is often followed by affect.
    • Adversity (n)
    • Adverse (adj)
  3. It is impossible to judge last year’s performance without knowing the aggregate sales numbers.
    • Gathered into or amounting to a whole.
    • Aggregate is often followed by a term like sum, total, ornumbers.
    • aggregate (v)
    • aggregate (n)
  4. With the development of land cultivation, hunters and gathererswere able to settle in one place.
    • Preparing the land to grow crops; improvement foragricultural purposes.
    • cultivate (v)
  5. This farm fertilizes tomatoes more than any other crop.
    • To supply with nourishment for plants by adding helpfulsubstances to the soil.
    • fertilizer (n)
    • fertilization (n)
  6. Jacob’s long absence intensified his certainty that he should marryRose.
    • To increase in power; to act with increased strength.
    • intensification (n)
    • intense (adj)
  7. In dry areas of the country, you can see ditches all over the farmland for irrigation.
    • The supplying of water to dry land.
    • irrigate v
  8. After a series of difficult interviews, he finally was able to obtain the job.
    To gain possession of; to get
  9. Oxygen is a by-product of the process of photosynthesis.
    • The process by which green plants make theirown food by combining water, salts, and carbon dioxide in the presence of light.
    • photosynthesize (v)
  10. In the Pacific Northwest, the high level of precipitation ensures rich,green plant life.
    Water that falls to the Earth’s surface.