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assess
- to make a judgment about the quality, size, value, etc of something, to check out the situation
dam
- a strong wall built across a river to stop the water and make a lake
devastating
to destroy completely or cause great damage to (esp. a place), or to cause emotional suffering or pain to (a person)
overflow
to come out of a container or a place because it is too full
creep
If something creeps somewhere it moves slowly so that you hardly notice it.
release –
let go, allow (water) to go into the river
release let go,
to release something means to make it available
survey
to look at or examine something carefully
assess
when you --------- a person, feeling or situation, you consider them and make a judgement about them.
creep
If something --------- somewhere it moves slowly so that you hardly notice it.
unpleasant
If something is unpleasant, it gives you bad feelings, for example by making u feel upset or uncomfortable.
displaced families
families who have been forced to leave their homes. Refugees are --------- people
strike
If an illness or disaster ---------, it suddenly happens.
to lead
If something ----------- you to do something, it influences or affects you so that you do that thing.
recede
If something --------, it moves away into the distance.
assistance
help
contaminate
– to make something dirty or poisonous
cut off
stopped
evacuate
– be forced to leave your home temporarily
flee
– run away
frigid
very cold
recede
go down or back
reduce
to make something smaller
rough
difficult , upsetting
smash
break into smaller pieces
submerged
under water
to combine
to join two things together
to consider
to think about