Reading Explorer 11 A & B

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dam
a structure built across a river to control the river's flow
dedication
committed to a task or purpose.
discern
to see clearly, recognize
divert
to turn aside; separate
inherit
to receive something from someone after that person's death
leaky
having a hole or small opening that water, light, or air can pass through
replenish
to fill up again
shortage
not enough of something
surpass
to exceed, go beyond
whereby
by which
colossal
extremely large
deter
to discourage; prevent
discard
to throw away
distressing
heart-breaking; sad; troubling
hazardous
dangerous
infrastructure
the basic framework of a building or a system
notify
to let someone know; to inform
obsolete
out-of-date, no longer in use
pile
a group of things that are put one on top of another
substance
matter (thing) with a composition that is always the same