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Wordlist 34 An Ocean Waiting to Happen. 1. Burst (v.) Definition: to break open or apart suddenly, or to make something do this Synonym: split open, break.

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1 Wordlist 34 An Ocean Waiting to Happen

2 1. Burst (v.) Definition: to break open or apart suddenly, or to make something do this Synonym: split open, break open Example: I hate it when balloons burst. Word Family: non·burst·ing, adjective, noun un·burst, adjective

3 2. Collide (v.) Definition: to hit something violently Synonym: hit, smash, clash Example: It was predicted that a comet would collide with one of the planets. Word Family:

4 3. Crater (n.) Definition: the hole or pit in the ground where a bomb, shell, or military mine has exploded Synonym: hollow Example: a bomb crater Word Family: cra·ter·al, cra·ter·ous, adjective cra·ter·like, adjective in·ter·cra·ter, adjective

5 4. Erosion (n.) Definition: the fact of soil, stone, etc. being gradually damaged and removed by the sea, rain, or wind Synonym: decay Example: soil/coastal erosion Word Family: e·ro·sion·al, adjective an·ti·e·ro·sion, adjective

6 5. Expedition (n.) Definition: an organized journey for a particular purpose Synonym: exploration Example: Scott died while he was on an expedition to the Antarctic in 1912. Word Family: pre·ex·pe·di·tion, noun

7 6. Fault (N.) Definition: a break in the continuity of a body of rock or of a vein, with dislocation along the plane of the fracture (fault plane) Synonym: Example: Word Family:

8 7. Fissure (n.) Definition: a deep, narrow crack in rock or the earth Synonym: crack Example: There are some fissures in the ocean’s floor. Word Family: fis·su·ral, adjective fis·sure·less, adjective sub·fis·sure, noun su·per·fis·sure, noun

9 8. Isolated (adj.) Definition: far away from others Synonym: remote Example: an isolated farm/village Word Family: i·so·lat·ed·ly, adverb sem·i-i·so·lat·ed, adjective

10 9. Nomad (n.) Definition: a member of a group of people who move from one place to another rather than living in one place all of the time Synonym: migrant, traveller Example: a tribe of Somalian desert nomads Word Family: no·mad·ism, noun non·no·mad, noun, adjective sem·i·no·mad, noun sem·i·no·mad·ism, noun

11 10. Retreat (v.) Definition: to go away from a place or person in order to escape from fighting or danger Synonym: withdraw, draw back Example: Attacks by enemy aircraft forced the tanks to retreat (from the city). Word Family: re·treat·al, adjective re·treat·er, noun re·treat·ive, adjective

12 11. Swallow (v.) Definition: to cause food, drink, pills, etc. to move from your mouth into your stomach by using the muscles of your throat Synonym: gulp down Example: My throat is so sore that it really hurts when I swallow. Word Family: swal·low·a·ble, adjective swal·low·er, noun un·swal·low·a·ble, adjective un·swal·lowed, adjective

13 12. Unstable (adj.) Definition: not solid and firm and therefore not strong, safe, or likely to last Synonym: unsteady Example: That chair looks a bit unstable to me. Word Family: un·sta·ble·ness, noun un·sta·bly, adverb

14 13. Upsurge (n.) Definition: a sudden and usually large increase in something Synonym: increase, rise, growth Example: An upsurge of/in violence in the district has been linked to increased unemployment. Word Family:


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