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 .)
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.
non·burst·ing, adjective, noun
Definition:to hit something violently
Synonym: hit, smash, clash
Example: It was predicted that a comet would collide with one of the planets.
Definition: the hole or pit in the ground where a bomb, shell, or military mine has exploded
Example: a bomb crater
cra·ter·al, cra·ter·ous, adjective
Definition:the fact of soil, stone, etc. being gradually damaged and removed by the sea, rain, or wind
Example: soil/coastal erosion
Definition: an organized journey for a particular purpose
Example: Scott died while he was on an expedition to the Antarctic in 1912.
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)
Definition: a deep, narrow crack in rock or the earth
Example: There are some fissures in the ocean’s floor.
Definition: far away from others
Example: an isolated farm/village
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
non·no·mad, noun, adjective
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).
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.
Definition: not solid and firm and therefore not strong, safe, or likely to last
Example: That chair looks a bit unstable to me.
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.