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VOCABULARY. gross Global warming may lead to a gross loss of life. extreme; large-scale environment Earth’s environment supports many different kinds of life. the natural world in which people, animals, and plants live demolish The hurricane may demolish everything in its path.

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vocabulary
VOCABULARY
  • gross
    • Global warming may lead to a gross loss of life.
      • extreme; large-scale
  • environment
    • Earth’s environment supports many different kinds of life.
      • the natural world in which people, animals, and plants live
  • demolish
    • The hurricane may demolish everything in its path.
      • to destroy completely
  • urgent
    • It is urgent that we stop global warming.
      • needing attention right away
  • annoyance
    • Is global warming a simple annoyance or an emergency?
      • something that bothers or causes mild anger
vocabulary1
VOCABULARY
  • pollute
    • Car exhaust can pollute the environment.
      • to harm by making dirty
  • boon
    • Clean energy is a boon for everyone.
      • a good thing
  • nonsense
    • The belief that fossil fuels will last forever is nonsense.
      • foolish words or actions
  • disprove
    • Unsupported ideas are easy to disprove.
      • to show that something is untrue
  • clutter
    • Do wind machines clutter or decorate the landscape?
      • to crowd or litter
vocabulary2
VOCABULARY
  • considerate
    • Please be considerate of Planet Earth: put litter in its place.
      • thoughtful of others
  • discard
    • Let’s repair the DVD player rather than discard it.
      • to throw away
  • hazard
    • Very dry wood can be a fire hazard.
      • something that may cause harm
  • geologist
    • A geologist spoke to our class about soil and water pollution.
      • a scientist who studies the _______
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VOCABULARY
  • sustain
    • It is hard to sustain a very fast running pace.
      • to keep up
  • biosphere
    • Riding a bike is one way to keep the biosphere healthy.
      • the land and sea that cover the Earth, and all the ____ in them
  • contaminate
    • Fumes from cars contaminate the air.
      • to add something harmful
  • embrace
    • We must embrace new ways of thinking about transportation.
      • to take up willingly
  • disregard
    • Don’t disregard the well-being of our planet; ride a bike!
      • to ignore
  • pamphlet
    • This pamphlet convinced me to use a bike instead of a car.
      • a short printed work that gives information or supports a position