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afflict
v. to bring or cause pain and suffering
afflication
n. a condition of pain, suffering or trouble
barren
adj. not fruitful; not reproducing
consist
v. to be made up; to contain
drought
n. a long period without rain
erode
v. to wear away bit by bit; to wear away by action of wind, water or ice
erosion
n. the process or state of eroding
expand
v. to make or become larger

v. to give further details of
expansion
n. the act, process or result of enlarging
famine
n. a widespread and long-lasting shortage of food that may cuase starvation
fertile
adj. able to produce good crops

adj. able to produce offspring

adj. able to produce ideas; inventive
oasis
n. oases
n. plural: A place where there is water in an otherwise dry area.
pasture
n. a field of growing grass where animals can eat; a meadow

v. to put animals out in a field to eat grass
primitive
adj. from earliest times; ancient

adj. simple or crude
refuge
n. shelter or protection from harm

n. a place of safety
refugee
n. a person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger
revert
v. to go back to an earlier condition, often one that is not as satisfactory
teem
v. to be filled; to occur in large numbers
wither
v. to become dried out; to lose freshness