50 terms

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vegetable
(n.) a plant, root, seed, or pod that is used as food
originally
(adv.) in the beginning
especially
(adv.) with special emphasis
"I like all fruit, but I ___ like bananas."
variety
(n.) a number of different kinds
continue
(v.) to keep doing something, or to keep happening without stopping
damage
(v.) to harm something physically
watch out
(v.) to be aware or careful of something
delicious
(adj.) having a very good taste
source
(n.) where something comes from or begins
gardening
(n.) the act of working in and taking care of a garden
survive
(v.) to stay alive
degree
(n.) the measurement of how hot or cold something is
besides
other than
suck
(v.) to pull by suction; to pull into the mouth
waxy
(adj.) resembling wax in appearance or characteristics
spine
(n.) a sharp pointed outgrowth on a tree or animal; like a pin
cactus
(n.) a plant that grows sharp spines on its surface and is usually found in deserts
as if
like
"The sky has gone dark. It looks ___ it will rain."
burst
(v.) to expode
growth
(n.) an act or process of getting larger or maturing
regularly
(adv.) in a normal way
remove
(v.) get rid of; delete
involve
(v.) to include as part of a process
weed
(n.) any wild plant that grows in a garden or field that is not wanted
take over
(v.) the act of seizing, or taking authority, management, control, etc.
liquid
(adj.) fluid or flowing like water; not a gas or solid
poison
(n.) a substance that can make a person ill or cause death when it is taken into the body
gardener
(n.) a person who cares for plants in a garden
bend over
(v.) to bow or flex at the waist
"Can you ____ and touch your toes?"
mixture
(n.) a combination of two or more different people or things
throughout
(adv.) all the way through; from beginning to end
treat
(v.) to help; to try to cure or take care of
herbal medicine
(n.) medicines that use whole plants, parts of flowers, seeds, roots, leaves, and fruits to prevent or treat illnesses
ginseng
(n.) a plant grown in North America and Eastern Asia whose root is used for medicinal purposes
garlic
(n.) a plant with a bulb that has a strong scent that is used in medicine and cookery
upset
(adj.) angry
substance
(n.) material with particular physical characteristics
modern
(adj.) of recent times
recommend
(v.) to suggest something; to give advice
prefer
to like something more something else
kudzu
(n.) a plant originally from Asia that is beneficial in food and medicine
leafy
(adj.) having lots of leaves
celebrate
(v.) to mark a happy occasion by doing something special
independence
(n.) freedom
countryside
(n.) the land outside a city or town with trees, farms, and few houses
dirt
(n.) soil, especially if it is loose
miracle
(n.) very surprising and unexpected event
perfect
(adj.) without flaw or error
spread
(v.) to gradually affect a larger area or a larger number of people
be known as
(v.) to be called or recognized by some thing; to be famous for
"Monet ___ a good painter."
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