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To bring or cause pain and suffering
afflict (v)

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The patient has been afflicted with swollen feet for several months.
A condition of pain, suffering, or trouble.
affliction (n)

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Frida Kahlo's affliction was the result of a serious accident.
Not fruitful; not reproducing.
barren (adj)

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When the topsoil is washed away, the land is barren.
To be made up; to contain.
consist (v)

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The wedding banquet will consist of six courses.
A long period without rain.
drought (n)

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The poor harvest was due to the drought.
To wear away bit by bit; to wear away by action of wind, water, or ice.
erode (v)

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Heavy seas from yesterday's storm have eroded parts of the cliff.
The process or state of eroding.
erosion (n)

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Cutting down many trees in one area leads to soil erosion.
To make or become larger.
expand (v)

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You can expand your chest by taking a very deep breath.
To give further details of.
expand (v)

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Mr. da Silva asked me to expand on some of the information in my report.
The act, process, or result of enlarging.
expansion (n)

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Ten new employees were hired as a result of the company's expansion.
A widespread and long-lasting shortage of food that may cause starvation.
famine (n)

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The famine in Somalia was the result of several poor harvests in a row.
Able to produce good crops.
Fertile (adj)

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The major reason we grow such large tomatoes is the fertile soil.
Able to produce offspring.
fertile (adj)

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A female cat is fertile at six months.
Able to produce ideas; inventive.
fertile (adj)

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Many ideas sprang from Edison's fertile brain.
A place where there is water in an otherwise dry area.
oasis (n) pluralform _______________

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Travelers across the Sahara try to reach the next oasis before nightfall.
A field of growing grass where animals can eat; a meadow.
pasture (n)

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We put the sheep in a different pasture to give the grass in this one a chance to grow back.
To put animals out in a field to eat grass.
pasture (v)

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We pasture our horses on a neighbor's land.
From earliest times; ancient.
primitive (adj)

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The primitive cave drawings at Lascaux, France, are over fifteen thousand years old.
Simple or crude.
primitive (adj)

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The Weinsteins replaced the primitive shed behind the house with a modern garage.
Shelter or protection from harm.
refuge (n)

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The hikers found refuge from the blizzard in a nearby case.
A place of safety.
refuge (n)

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During the hurricane, families living in beach houses found refuge in the high school gym.
A person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger.
refugee (n)

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A camp for Kurdish refugees was set up between Turkey and Iraz.
To go back to an earlier condition, often one that is not as satisfactory.
revert (v)

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During the week that the electric power lines were being repaired, we reverted to eating our meals by candlelight and lantern.
To be filled; ot occur in large numbers.
teem (v)

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The Columbia River once teemed with salmon.
To become dried out; to lose freshness.
wither (v)

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The crops will wither unless we have rain soon.