English Learning

Let's Learn The Following Words

 

Abandon

Adversely

Aggregate

Cultivation

Fertilize

Intensify

Irrigation

Obtain

Photosynthesis

Precipitation

 

 

Definitions and Samples

abandon v. To leave; to give up

To save their lives, the sailors had to abandon the sinking ship.

adversely adv. In a harmful way; negatively

Excessive rainfall early in the spring can adversely affect the planting of crops.

aggregate adj. Gathered into or amounting to a whole

It is impossible to judge last year’s performance without knowing the aggregate sales numbers.

cultivation n. Preparing the land to grow crops; improvement for agricultural purposes

With the development of land cultivation, hunters and gatherers were able to settle in one place.

fertilize v. To supply with nourishment for plants by adding helpful substances to the soil

This farm fertilizes tomatoes more than any other crop.

intensify v. To increase in power; to act with increased strength

Jacob’s long absence intensified his certainty that he should marry Rose.

irrigation n. The supplying of water to dry land

In dry areas of the country, you can see ditches all over the farmland for irrigation.

obtain v. To gain possession of; to get

After a series of difficult interviews, he finally was able to obtain the job.

 

photosynthesis n. The process by which green plants make their own food by combining water, salts, and carbon dioxide in the presence of light.

Oxygen is a by-product of the process of photosynthesis.

precipitation n. Water that falls to the Earth’s surface

In the Pacific Northwest, the high level of precipitation ensures rich, green plant life.

 

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