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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 open Example: I hate it when balloons burst. Word Family : non·burst·ing , adjective, noun un·burst , adjective. 2. Collide (v .)

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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


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:


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


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


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


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)



Word Family:


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


8. Isolated (adj.)

Definition: far away from others


Example: an isolated farm/village

Word Family:

i·so·lat·ed·ly, adverb

sem·i-i·so·lat·ed, adjective


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


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


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


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


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: