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Vocab List 15

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yeoman
a farm owner; a clerk in the navy; a dependable hard-worker
winnow
to sift out unwanted material; to clean wheat
weather
to survive; to endure
waft
something carried through the air; to drift
vicissitude
unexpected change in life or nature
vernal
relating to the spring; youthful
verdant
green with vegetation
vegetation
plant life; plant growth; inactivity
undulate
to move up and down gently, like waves
underbrush
smaller plants in a forest
trough
long, narrow ditch or gutter; container for animal food
trek
long journey
torrent
flood; extremely heavy downpour
till
to prepare land to grow crops
tillable
able to grow crops
untillable
barren; not fertile
tideland
land overflowed by high tide
thicket
a group of bushes
tempest
violent storm or disturbance
tempestuous
stormy; violently passionate
symbiosis
a relationship that helps both its members
swelter
to be extremely hot
surf
waves hitting a shore
subterranean
underground
streambed
a grove created by a stream of water
stoke
to stir up and feed fuel (to a fire); to kindle
snowdrift
snow piled up by wind
species
a specific kind
slough
swamp; muddy hole; to shed
serpentine
snakelike; curving
smolder
to burn slowly
rustic
rural; relating to country life; unsophisticated; simple
rooted
based on
uproot
to force to leave
rind
outer skin or covering
resin
a sticky substance from plants
quarry
something hunted; prey; place where stone is mined
quagmire
a swamp; a difficult situation
prune
to trim, as in a tree or bush; a dried plum
predatory
hunting; taking advantage
plume
a decorative feather
plumage
bird feathers
pinion
to hold down; wing
petrify
to harden like stone; to terrify
pestilence
widespread disease
penumbra
partial shadow; unclear area
pastoral
relating to the countryside; not urban