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Wordly wise 3000 book 5 lesson 17
Terms in this set (33)
to bring or cause pain and suffering
a condition of pain, suffering, or trouble
to be made up
a long period without rain
to wear away bit by bit
to wear away by action of wind, water, or ice
the process or state of eroding
to make or become larger
to give further details of
the act, process, or result of enlarging
a widespread and long-lasting shortage of food that may cause starvation
able to produce good crops
able to produce offspring
able to produce ideas
a place where there is water in an otherwise dry area
a field of growing grass where animals can eat
to put animals out in a field to eat grass
from earliest times
simple or crude
shelter or protection from harm
a place of safety
a person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger
to go back to an earlier condition, often one that is not as satisfactory
to be filled
to occur in large in umbers
to become dried out
to lose freshness
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