88 terms

Unit 4 - Science & Technology

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Altitudes
distances above sea level
appropriately
suitably; properly; correctly
assortment
a group of things of different kinds, a mixture
astronomy
the science of outer space
bizarre
very strange
calculate
estimate
captivate
interest greatly
codes
systematic arrangements
compiled
put something together item by item
data
detailed bit of information
deciphering
figure out the meaning of; interpreting
detect
find, discover
disabled
made unable to function
dispel
get rid of
doom
unhappy ending
fond
having warm feelings toward someone or something
formation
a bringing together, creation
fortunate
lucky
fundamental
basic; primary
further
additional; more
general
overall
gravity
a natural force pulling objects to the ground
in motion
moving
invaluable
extremely valuable
lifespan
a lifetime
messengers
people who bring a message, letter, package, etc.
military
armed forces
monitor
observe over time
navigation
directional guidance for ships and airplanes
nevertheless
however, in spite of that
orbits
moving in a path in space
origins
beginnings
particles
very small pieces
periodic
ocurring at regular intervals of time
potentially
possibly
primarily
mainly
repaired
fixed
revolving
to turn around something, move in a circle
rotation
turning on an axis or around a center
tissue
a group of animal or plant cells
versatile
capable of doing many things
within
inside
account for
explain
address
deal with
altered
changed; modified
alternatives
other choices or ways
annual
ocurring every year
attempt
to try, to undertake
biotechnology companies
businesses using biochemistry to make new medicines, etc
boosted
increased; raised
construction
the act of building something
consumer
users
crisis
disaster; catastrophe
deny
refuse to admit
deplete
use up; reduce by using too much
deprive
to take something away, to deny
destructive
causing great damage
devoted
used for a special purpose
dispersal
spreading out in different directions
emission
something sent out into the air
enhance
to improve
factor
cause; fact to be considered
fantasy
dream; illusion
feasible
possible
genetically
having to do with genes
impact
effect
impression
a feeling about something
in spite of
despite
mobility
the ability to move
modified
changed
nutritious
high in nutrients
optimistic
expecting the best outcome
peak
the point of greatest activity, strength, or success
pedestrians
people who are walking
pests
small animal or insect thst cause damage to food or crops
poverty
the lack of money and material possessions, the state of being poor
prescription
an orden for medication
selective breeding
intentionally cultivating crops or animals in an attempt to produce offspring with desirable characteristics
sprawl
outward growth
strict
difficult to obey
suitable
appropriate
sustaining
keeping in existence; maintaining
symbols
marks, signs
traits
characteristics
volatile
likely to change suddenly; explosive
whether
no matter if
widely
extending over a great distance
yields
profits