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PRISM 2 Vocabulary Midterm Exam

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cooperate
(v) to work together
result
(n) something that happens because of something else
to face
(v ph) to accept and deal with a difficult fact or problem
"read between the lines"
(saying) to guess the feeling or meaning from something, when you do not know directly
phrase
(n) A group of words, not a complete sentence
express
(v) to tell or show what you are feeling or thinking by using words, looks, or actions
bold
s
words printed in heavy or darkened type or color
damage
(v) to harm or injure
extremely
(adv) very, or much more than usual
joining
(v) to connect or fasten things together
trap
(v) hold or catch as if in a trap
evidence
(n) proof; something which shows that something else exists or is true
instead
(adv) in place of something else
release
to let go
currently
at the present time; now
absorb
(v) to take in a liquid or gas,
to soak up
destruction
(n) the act of causing much damage to something; ruin
effect
(n) result, a change that happens because of a cause
farming
(n) the activity or business of growing crops and raising livestock.
logging
(n) the activity or business of cutting down trees for wood
rainforest
(n) a forest in a tropical area that gets a lot of rain
renewable
(n) a natural resource that can be replaced
pollen
(n) A fine dust of seed-producing plants
increase
(v) to make or become larger; to add to
subsequent
(adj) coming after something in time; following
route
(n) a way to get from one place to another place
breathe
(v) to take air into your lungs and send it out again; inhale & exhale
prevent
(v) to stop from happening
disadvantaged
(adj. ) people who lack adequate resources, are underprivileged, or in a situation that makes it harder to do something.
erosion
(n ) gradual wearing away
pasture
(n ) a field of growing grass where animals can eat; a meadow
atmosphere
(n) the layer of air and gases around the Earth
cause
(n) someone or something that makes something happen
climate
(n) the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place
ecosystem
(n) all the living things in an area and the effect they have on each other and the environment
fossil fuel
(n) a source of energy like coal, gas, and petroleum, that was formed inside the Earth millions of years ago
global warming
(n) an increase in the Earth's temperature because of pollution
greenhouse gas
(n) a gas that makes the air around the Earth warmer
threaten
(v) to be likely to damage or harm something
pesticides
(n) chemicals used to kill insects that destroy crops or annoy people
asthma
(n) a medical condition that causes difficulties in breathing
consequently
(adv) as a result, therefore
advantage
((n) Something that is helpful or useful
fuel
(n) a substance that is burned to provide heat or power
global
involving the entire world
common
(adj) happening often or existing in large numbers
cruel
(adj) causing pain or suffering on purpose
disease
(n) illness; a series health condition that requires care
fatal
(adj) causing death
major
(adj) most serious or important
native
(adj) that grow or come from a place
survive
(v)to continue to live after almost dying.
chemical
(n) man-made or natural substance made by changing atoms.
destroy
(v) to damage something very badly; to cause it not to exist
due to
(prep) because of; as a result of
endangered
(adj) [plants and animals] that may disappear soon
protect
(v) to keep something or someone safe from damage or injury
species
(n) types of plants or animals that have similar features
entry
(n) information recorded in a journal

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