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Wordly Wise Book 5 Lesson 17

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afflict
v. to bring or cause pain and suffering
barren
adj. not fruitful; not reproducing
consist
v. to be made up; to contain
drought
n. a long period without rain
erode
v. to wear away bit by bit; to wear way by action of wind, water, or ice
expand
v. to make or become larger; to give further details of
famine
n. a widespread and long-lasting shortage of food that may cause starvation
fertile
adj. able to produce good crops
oasis
n. a place where there is water in an otherwise dry area
pasture
n. a field of growing grass where animals can eat; a meadow
primitive
adj. from earliest times; ancient; simple or crude
refuge
n. shelter or protection from harm; a place of safety
revert
v. to go back to an earlier condition, often one that is not as satisfactory
teem
v. to be filled; to occur in large numbers
wither
v. to become dried out; to lose freshness
affliction
n. A condition of pain, suffering, or trouble
erosion
n. the process or state of eroding
expand
n. the act, process, or result of enlarging
fertile
adj. able to produce offspring
fertile
adj. able to produce ideas; inventive
pasture
v. to put animals out in a field to eat grass
refugee
n. a person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger