31 terms

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abuse (v/n.)
to treat someone cruelly and violently; when something is used for the wrong purpose in a way that is harmful or morally wrong
conversation (n.)
a talk between two or more people, usually an informal one
cruel (adj.)
extremely unkind, or causing people or animals to suffer
debate (v/n.)
to discuss a subject in a formal way; discussion or argument about a subject
emergency (n.)
a serious or dangerous situation that needs immediate action
feed (v.)
to give food to a person, group, or animal
harmless (adj.)
not able or not likely to cause any hurt or damage
herd (n.)
a large group of animals such as cows that live and eat together
humane (adj.)
kind, especially towards people or animals that are suffering
issue (n.)
an important subject or problem that people are discussing; the newspaper, magazine, etc that is produced on a particular day
poisonous (adj.)
containing poison or producing poison
protect (v.)
to keep someone or something safe from something dangerous or bad
relocate (v.)
to move to another place
savannah (n.)
a ​large, ​flat ​area of ​land ​covered with ​grass, usually with few ​trees, that is ​found in ​hot ​countries, ​especially in ​Africa
search for (v.)
to try to find someone or something
sedate (v/adj.)
to give a person or animal a drug to make them feel calm; calm and slow
specialization (n.)
spending most of your time studying one particular subject or doing one type of business
suffer (v.)
to experience pain or unpleasant emotions
take care (v.)
to give a lot of attention to what you are doing so that you do not have an accident or make a mistake
treat (v.)
to behave towards or deal with someone in a particular way
wildlife (n.)
animals, birds, and plants living in their natural environment
Zoology (n.)
the scientific study of animals and how they behave
abandon (v.)
to leave someone or something somewhere, sometimes not returning to get them
analyze (v.)
to examine the details of something carefully, in order to understand or explain it
benefit (v/n.)
to be helped by something; something that helps you or gives you an advantage
communicate (v.)
o share information with others by speaking, writing, moving your body, or using other signals
conditions (n.)
the state that something or someone is in; something that must happen or be agreed before something else can happen
diagnose (v.)
to say what is wrong with someone who is ill
domestic (adj.)
relating to the home and family relationships
environment (n.)
the air, land, and water where people, animals, and plants live
involve (v.)
If a situation or activity involves something, that thing is a necessary part of it.

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