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  1. disastrous (adj)
    disaster (n)

    The typhoon had a disastrous effect on the local economy because it destroyed all the coconut trees.
    • 災難性
    • 災難
  2. catastrophe (n)

    Action is urgently required to prevent the disaster from turning into a catastrophe
    大災害
  3. contaminate (v)

    All kitchen staff must wash their hands carefully to remove any germs that may contaminate the food
    污染
  4. chemical (adj)

    Drinkong coffee causes us to feel more alert by creating a chemical reaction in the brain.
    化學的
  5. climate (n)

    The earth's climate is getting hotter and drier due to global warming
    氣候
  6. dispose (v)

    After the project is finished, a crane will be used to dispose of all the waste materials
    處理掉,銷毀
  7. erosion (n)
    erode (v)

    Due to the threat of erosion, it is unsafe to build on the land.
    侵蝕
  8. deforstation (n)

    Deforestation is one of the consequences of our expanding urban areas.
    濫伐森林
  9. emission (n)

    The government is considering placing a tax on the carbon emissions of each company
    排放物
  10. greenhouse (n)

    Tomatoes that are grown in greenhouses are able to survive through the winter months.
    温室
  11. fossil fuel (n)

    Most of the carbon emissions are caused by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
    化石燃料
  12. balze (n)(v)

    The blaze from the bushfire was so hot and intense it burnt everything that stood in its path.
    • 火災
    • 燃燒
  13. conflagration (n)

    The spark from the engine caused a conflagration that destroyed almost half of the forest .
    大火災
  14. consumption (n)

    It is imperative that we reduce consumption of fossil fuels if we are to halt or reverse gloval warming.
    消費
  15. wildlife (n)

    The wildlife of Taiwan is rich and diverse.
    野生生物
  16. volcano (n)

    It is dangerous to live near an active volcano because at any time, without advance notive, it can erupt.
    火山
  17. Iceberg (n)

    It was an iceberg which led to the demise of the Titanic.
    冰山
  18. waterfall (n)

    The waterfall was very picturesque until the government decided to build a big dam a little way upstream.
    瀑布
  19. Equator (n)

    Typhoons north of the equator rotate counterclockwise, while south of the equator they are known as cyclones and spin clockwise.
    赤道
  20. ecosystem (n)

    The introduction of civilisation into natral ecosystens often has devastating effects.
    生態系統
  21. ecology(n)

    You cannot understand the ecology of an area by looking at indivifual plants and animals
    生態學
  22. devastate (v.)

    The village devastated by floods last year celebrated its recovery with a parade.
    • 使...毀滅
    • 令人沮喪、震驚
  23. devastation (n.)

    Bushfires cause mass devastation to forests and wildlife every year.
    毀滅
  24. vegetation (n)

    The vegetyation in tropical forests is very dense. So much so that in many places you cannot see the sky.
    植物
  25. eradication (n)

    That hamanitarian group's goal is the eradication of poverty in all of Africa.
    根絕、消滅
  26. eliminate (v)

    The effects of pollution are eliminating species atound the world.
    消滅,排除
  27. inspection (n)

    The cleanliness of the school cafeteria was so horrible that it didn't pass inpection.
    調查
  28. bacteria (n)
    Not all bacteria is bad for you; in fact, the human body needs bacteria for some bodily functions.
    細菌
  29. rainfall (n)

    During the typhoon, the rainfall exceeded the amount the city would usually get in one month.
    降雨
  30. profound (adj)

    The effects of the earthquake were profound. The entire city was damaged in one way or another.
    深遠的
  31. implication (n)

    You need to consider the implications of this decision to buy property in the marsh. This likely that environmental groups will protest against apartments being built on a site they want to become a natural preserve.
    • 牽連
    • 指示
    • 暗示
  32. terrace (n)

    In the mornings I like to eat breakfast on the terrace while listening to the birds singing.
    陽台
  33. surveyor (n)

    The sorveyor determined the natural boundaries of the property by using a prism system and GPS.
    測量員
  34. channel (n)

    The channel Tunnel connects England to France.
    • 水路
    • 海峽
    • 頻道
    • 管道
  35. silicon (n)

    Because silicon, as a material, is used a lot in computers, the woud 'silicon; has become another word for the compter industry itself. For example, 'Silicon Valley' in California is home to a lot of computer-related resarch and development firms.
  36. casual (adj)

    Although close to tears, she tried to make her voice casual.

    The company is only taking on casual labour.

    It was just a casual comment, didn't mean it to be taken so seriously.

    For some people casual clothes means a shapeless T-shirt and old jeans.
    • not caring
    • temporary
    • not serious or cinsidered
    • not formal

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