41 terms

Active Skills for Reading 3 - Unit 3-1

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critically
seriously; near death
culprit
the person or thing to blame for something
exploit
to use someone or something too much or in a bad way
imminent
likely to happen soon; unavoidable
indefinitely
for a period of time that does not have a clear end point
intentional
done on purpose
markedly
in a way that is easy to notice
overwhelm
to give someone too many tasks
enclose
to surround or circle something
embed
to place one thing firmly into something else
enable
to make something possible
embody
to personify; to take on attributes that are idealized
enforce
to make people obey a rule or law
an ecosystem
A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
a species
a classification of related animals that can freely breed to produce offspring (baby animals)
survive
to stay alive; to continue to live (after an incident)
conditions
the situation that something or someone lives in (often meaning the weather)
die out
to disappear completely; to go extinct
disappear
to become impossible to see
conservation
The process of saving or protecting a natural resource or environment
completely
wholy; entirely
endangered
in unsafe conditions; for a species, subject to possible extinction
protect
to keep someone or something safe from danger or damage
immediate
right away; right now
vulnerable
open to attack; able to be injured or damaged; unprotected
decline
to decrease; to fall
a habitat
the place where an specific animal lives
deforestation
The quick removal of trees from their environment
soil
the top layer of the ground in which plants grow
wild animals
creatures that live in nature (not in zoos)
hunt
to chase animals or birds in order to catch them (usually for food)
stem from
because of; to result from
demand
Consumer desire and ability to buy products
decorative
ornamental; pretty or attractive (used to accessorize)
cargo
goods carried by a large vehicle
release
to let go (into the wild)
a swamp
A wetland ecosystem in which trees and vines grow
thrive
to do well; to grow strong and healhy
raise awareness of
to make more people know about something
collaborate
to work together (as a part of a team)
alive
living; not dead

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