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abandon
v. To leave; to give up
adversely
adv. In a harmful way; negatively
aggregate
adj. Gathered into or amounting to a whole
cultivation
n. Preparing the land to grow crops; improvement for agricultural purposes
fertilize
v. To supply with nourishment for plants by adding helpful
substances to the soil
intensify
v. To increase in power; to act with increased strength
irrigation
n. The supplying of water to dry land
obtain
v. To gain possession of; to get
photosynthesis
n. The process by which green plants make their own food by combining water, salts, and carbon dioxide in the presence of light.
precipitation
n. Water that falls to the Earth's surface
anticipate
v. To expect; to sense something before it happens
catastrophic
adj. Extremely harmful; causing financial or physical
ruin
collide
v. To come together with great or violent force
eruption
n. A sudden, often violent, outburst
famine
n. Severe hunger; a drastic food shortage
flood
n. An overflowing of water; an excessive amount
impact
n. A strong influence
persevere
v. To keep going, despite obstacles or discouragement; to maintain a purpose
plunge
v. To go down suddenly; to decrease by a great amount in a short time
unleash
v. To release a thing or an emotion
adapt
v. To adjust to the circumstances; to make suitable
diverse
n. Various; showing a lot of differences within a group
evolve
v. To develop; to come forth
feature
n. Part, characteristic
generation
n. A group of people born at about the same time
inherent
adj. Naturally characteristic; always found within something, because it's a basic part of that thing
migration
n. Movement from one place to another by a group of people or animals
physical
adj. Related to the body; related to materials that can be seen or felt
process
n. A series of steps leading to a result
survive
v. To continue living (despite some danger or illness)
constraint
n. Something that restricts thought or action
contamination
n. Being made less clean by a germ or hazardous substance
deplete
v. To greatly decrease the supply of a resource or material
dispose of
v. To throw away; to get rid of; to kill
elementally
adv. In terms of elements; basically
emission
n. Sending out from a small space into the general environment; a substance discharged into the air
extinction
n. Complete disappearance; the end of existence
reservoir
n. A place where a liquid is collected and stored
shrink
v. To become reduced in size, amount, or value
stable
adj. Firm and dependable; showing little change