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Acid rain
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acid rain
rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
afar
(old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance
ant
social insect living in organized colonies
armour
tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
array
an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
ban
a decree that prohibits something
budget
a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
centipede
chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs
circumference
the size of something as given by the distance around it
consequence
having important effects or influence
crimson
a deep and vivid red
deceive
cause someone to believe an untruth
demand
lay legal claim to
drift
live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
emit
give off, send forth, or discharge
endangered species
a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction
epic
very imposing or impressive
flourescent
form of artificial light; uses ultraviolet light waves to make the coating inside an opaque tube glow white
fragile
vulnerably delicate
gadget
a device that is very useful for a particular job
generate
make children
grainmill
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hue
the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
hum
sing with closed lips
imagery
the ability to form mental images of things or events
industrial
suitable to stand up to hard wear
insulate
place or set apart
inuit
a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia)
knob
a round handle
lack
the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
mahogany
any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
mammal
any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair
mend
heal or recover
nuclear
constituting or like a nucleus
pedestrian
a person who travels by foot
percentage
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
perch
any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
permafrost
ground that is permanently frozen
pied
having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
poisonous
not safe to eat
pole
a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
pump
a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
quatation
book chapters, short stories, articles, songs, poems
radiation
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance
rare
not widely distributed
rely on
stole på
renewable
capable of being renewed
reserve
the trait of being uncommunicative
rhetorical
concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking
rubbish dump
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
sanctuary
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir
sawmill
a mill for dressing logs and lumber
seed
the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
shortage
the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
significant
fairly large
solar
relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
sorrel
a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
sow
introduce into an environment
stitch
sewing consisting of a link or loop or knot made by drawing a threaded needle through a fabric
storm
a direct and violent assault on a stronghold
swallow
the act of swallowing
timber
a beam made of wood
treeless
not wooded
tundra
a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line
turbine
rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
unoccupied
not leased to or occupied by a tenant
urban sprawl
an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
verse
a piece of poetry
waste
useless or profitless activity
wing
a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
wipe out
kill in large numbers
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