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Vocab 18

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swollen
overfull with water
condense
to form drops as cooling occurs
prevailing
encountered generally especially at the present time, widespread
typhoon
a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
monsoon
seasonal wind and rain in Asia
strike
drive something violently into a location, a conspicuous success
observe
observe with care or pay close attention to
cyclic
recurring in cycles, happens in a regular repeating pattern, occuring or moving in circles
smog
air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog
turbulence
instability in the atmosphere
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
oppressive
causing discomfort from being extreme
barometer
an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
stratosphere
the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere
perspiration
produced when body temperature rises
, body sweat
forecast
a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
temperate
(of weather or climate) free from extremes
devastate
to ruin or destroy completely
rotation
a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)
swelter
to suffer from or to be overcome by great heat

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