10 terms

environment vocabulary

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bay
noun [C] area that is an inlet of water surrounded by land on three sides.
"The bay looked very beautiful at sunset."
country
noun [C] an area of land that is owned by one nation.
"Qatar is a very rich country."
cyclone
noun [C] a violent tropical storm in which the air moves very fast in circular direction.
"a cyclone hit the east last year".
coastline
noun [C or U] the particular shape of the coast, specially as seen from above, from the sea, or on a map.
"the hotel has a great view of the coastline"
drought
noun [C or U] along period when there is little or no rain.
"A severe drought had ruined the crops".
estuary
noun [C] the wide part of a river st the place where it joins the sea.
"the thames estuary "
Forest
noun [C or U] a large area of land covered with trees and plants.
"The children got lost IN the forest"
Humidity
noun [U] a measure ment of how much water there's in the air.
"The temperature is almost 80°, and the humidity is 35%"
Deposits
noun [U] an arrangement in which money is moved electrically into bank account.
"I get paid by direct deposit"
Monsoon
noun [C] the season of heavy rain during the summer in hot Asian countries.
"The failure of THE monsoon would destroy harvest on which a billion people rely"

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