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Key Vocabulary Unit Three Level 3: Natural Forces

NATURAL FORCES KEY VOCABULARY
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active
being in physical motion
carefully
taking care or paying attention
collapse
fall apart
confused
lacking orderly continuity
dangerous
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
earthquake
shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
equipment
an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
erupt
become active and spew forth lava and rocks
evacuate
move out of an unsafe location into safety
force
physical energy or intensity
fortunate
having unexpected good fortune
frightened
made afraid
future
the time yet to come
hurricane
a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
layer
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
levee
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
necessity
anything indispensable
prepare
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
severe
very bad in degree or extent
shelter
a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
surface
the outermost level of the land or sea
untouched
not influenced or affected
volcano
a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
warning
cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)
affected
influenced