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TOEFL Vocabulary words from "Deer populations of the Puget Sound"

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prevalent
adj. common
mule deer
n. a kind of deer commonly found in western North America
prairie
n. a large, mostly flat area of land in North America that has few trees and is covered in grasses
marshy
adj. soft and moist underfoot
inhibits
v. to keep (someone) from doing what he or she wants to do
meadow
n. a usually flat area of land that is covered with tall grass
harsh
adj. unpleasant and difficult to accept or experience
dormant
not active but able to become active
compensation
n. something that is done or given to make up for damage, trouble, etc.
arboreal
adj. formal + literary : of or relating to trees
fluctuate
v. to change level, strength, or value frequently
settler
n. a person who goes to live in a new place where usually there are few or no people
bemoaned
v. to complain about (something)
frontier
n. a distant area where few people live
circumstances
n. the conditions in which someone lives
starvation
n. suffering or death caused by having nothing to eat or not enough to eat
headquarter
n. a place from which something (such as a business or a military action) is controlled or directed
botanical
adj. of or relating to plants or the study of plants
picturesquely
adv. used to describe something with strikingly pleasing or vivid qualities
dotted
adj. covered with dots
rebound
n. an increase or improvement after a decrease or decline
lynx
n. a large wild cat of North America
suitable
adj. having the qualities that are right, needed, or appropriate for something
browse
v. of an animal : to eat grass, plants, etc
huckleberry
n. a small, round, edible blue-black berry related to the blueberry
vegetation
n. plants in general: plants that cover a particular area
bode
v. to be a sign of
worsen
v. to make (something) worse or to become worse
plight
n. a very bad or difficult situation
encroach
v. to gradually move or go into an area that is beyond the usual or desired limits
log
v. to cut down trees in an area for wood
wilderness
n. wild and natural area in which few people live
factory
n. a building or group of buildings where products are made; plural: factories
doubt
v. to be uncertain about (something): to believe that (something) may not be true or is unlikely
biotic
adj. involving, caused by, or relating to living things in the environment:
approximate
adj. close in value or amount but not precise
yield
v. to produce or provide
annual
adj. happening once a year

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