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Academic English words 1

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drainage system
the process or system by which water or waste liquid flows away
- We need a plan to improve the town's drainage system.
consultation
- The decision was reached after consultation with parents and teachers.
towering
very tall
- Geologists believe that Crater Lake was once part of a towering volcanic mountain.
remnants
remains
- The availability of archeological evidence for study is dependent on the natural conditions in which the archeological remains are found, ...
prosperous
rich and successful
ooo rich, affluent, well-off
... archeologists have been focusing more on wet sites, which are proving to be rich sources of evidence about lifestyle and activities of past human cultures.
Rich~
- wealthy - substiantial
- properous - probable
substantial
substantial
large in amount or number
- We have the support of a substantial number of parents.
deteriorate
to become worse
- ... organic finds, and wood in particular, deteriorate rapidly when they are removed from the wet environment and begin to dry out.
quadruple
consisting of four parts or elements
the huge cost of wetland archeology, which has been estimated to be quadruple the cost of dry land archeology.
- one-quarter
- four-sided
- four-feet
- 4 times
4 times
harpoon
a weapon used for hunting whales
syn. spear
molten
made into a liquid by being heated to a very high temperature
syn. melted
The Earth's mantle, the layer of partially molten material between the Earth's cor and its outer crust, high temperature