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photosynthesis The process by which green plants make their own food by combining water, salts, and carbon dioxide in the presence of light. Oxygen is a by-product of the process of photosynthesis.
irrigation The supplying of water to dry land In dry areas of the country, you can see ditches all over the farmland for irrigation.
obtain To gain possession of; to get After a series of difficult interviews, he finally was able to obtain the job.
intensify To increase in power; to act with increased strength To increase in power; to act with increased strength Jacob’s long absence intensified his certainty that he should marry Rose.
cultivation Preparing the land to grow crops; improvement for agricultural purposes With the development of land cultivation, hunters and gatherers were able to settle in one place.
aggregate Gathered into or amounting to a whole It is impossible to judge last year’s performance without knowing the aggregate sales numbers.
fertilize To supply with nourishment for plants by adding helpful substances to the soil This farm fertilizes tomatoes more than any other crop
abandon To leave; to give up To save their lives, the sailors had to abandon the sinking ship.
adversely In a harmful way; negatively Excessive rainfall early in the spring can adversely affect the planting of crops.
collide To come together with great or violent force As usual, their holiday was ruined when their in-laws’ views on politics collided with their own.
famine Severe hunger; a drastic food shortage The potato famine in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century caused large numbers of Irish people to emigrate to America.
impact A strong influence The speech about the importance of education made an impact on me.
plunge To go down suddenly; to decrease by a great amount in a short time He jumped off the diving board and plunged into the pool.
unleash To release a thing or an emotion He is from such an unemotional family, he will never learn to unleash his feelings.
persevere To keep going, despite obstacles or discouragement; to maintain a purpose The hikers persevered despite the bad weather and the icy trail.
flood An overflowing of water; an excessive amount The constant rain and poor drainage system caused a flood in town.
eruption A sudden, often violent, outburst The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 caused 57 deaths and immeasurable change to the face of the mountain.
catastrophic Extremely harmful; causing financial or physical ruin The architect died in a catastrophic elevator accident.
anticipate To expect; to sense something before it happens By placing sensors in earthquake-prone areas, scientists can anticipate some tremors in time to warn the public
precipitation Water that falls to the Earth’s surface In the Pacific Northwest, the high level of precipitation ensures rich, green plant life.
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