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amphibian

a cold-blooded animal (płaz)

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deciduous

with leaves

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live in captivity

a state wherein humans or other animals are confined to a particular space and prevented from leaving or moving freely

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mammal

a warm-blooded animal feeds their offspring with milk

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reptile

snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles

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coral reef

rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral

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atmospheric pressure

the pressure caused by the weight of the atmosphere

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boiling hot

very hot

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Bolt

Lighting

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cold spell

a short period of cold weather

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downpour

heavy rain

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drizzle

light rain

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drop in the temperature

Decline in temperature

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excessive/torrential rain

Heavy rain

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hail

frozen raindrops which fall as hard balls of ice

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heatwave

a period of unusually hot weather

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humidity

The amount of water vapor in the air

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Precipitation

rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.

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shower

heavy rain

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sleet

Rain with snow

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breed

reproduce

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cage

an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept

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carnivorous

meat-eating

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herbivorous

plant-eating

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die out

to become extinct

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hunt for

to look for

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nocturnal

active at night

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non-native species

A species that is not naturally found in an area. These organisms come from a different country or part of the world.

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parasite

An organism that feeds on a living host

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pest

any organism that damages valuable crops

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poach

(v.) - to hunt or fish illegally

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predator

An animal that hunts other animals for food

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rodent

rat and mice

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tame

domesticate

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beak

bird's mouth

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Fin

Upper flipper

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Flipper

Instead of limbs for fish

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hoof

The hard tough covering on the foot of an animal such as a horse, a cow, or a deer.

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mane

a growth of long hair on the neck of a horse, lion, or other animal.

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muzzle

the projecting part of the face, including the nose and mouth, of an animal such as a dog or horse.

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paw

the foot of an animal that has claws or nails

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pouch

a bag or a sack

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whiskers

any of the long, stiff hairs growing on the face of a cat, mouse or other mammal

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burrow

a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter

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hollow of a tree

Hole in a tree (for birds Por ejemplo)

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soil

A mixture of mineral particles and organic material that covers the land, and in which terrestrial plants grow.

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wetland

A land area that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year

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bay

Gulf (zatoka)

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glacier

A large mass of moving ice and snow on land

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highlands and lowlands

Wyżyny I niziny

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mountain range

a series of connected mountains

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peninsula

land surrounded by water on three sides

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plain

a large area of flat land

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strait

narrow water passage (cieśnina)

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carbon dioxide

gas produced by respiration

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melting ice cap

melting of icebergs due to the overall increase in global temperature

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rainforest logging

deforestation of rain forests

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landfill

place where litter is gathered

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wastewater treatment plant

a process used to remove contaminants from wastewater

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snowslide

the sliding of a large mass of snow down the side of a mountain

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catch fire

begin to burn

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famine

extreme scarcity of food

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drift in the air

vapor of some substance occur in the air

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blizzard

a severe snowstorm with high winds.

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stream

small river

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be green

ecological

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biofuel

Fuel from organic sources

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drop litter

to throw rubbish

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hole in the ozone layer

area where little ozone is found

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human intrusion

intrusion by altering the environment

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oil spill/slick

Oil getting into the ocean

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nuclear power plant

a facility that uses heat from nuclear reactors to produce electrical energy

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sewage

The water and human wastes that are washed down sinks, toilets, and showers

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debris/rubble

scattered fragments, wreckage

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drought

A long period of dry weather

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earthquake

Tremor

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raptured dam

Destroyed dan

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River banks

The sides of a river

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blow-off hatches

Wyrwane włazy

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launch a rocket

to send a rocket into space

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launch pad

the area and facilities where rockets or spacecraft lift off

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space junk

space debris

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weightlessness

No gravity

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ascribe

to assign or refer to

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attribute

characteristic

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deliberate

intentional

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determine

to decide

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fluctuate

to rise and fall; to vary irregularly

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foresee

to see or know ahead of time

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meander

to wander aimlessly

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mishap

an unlucky accident

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mutate

change of form

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odds

chances

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pot luck

A situation in which you do not know what to expect, but you hope that it will be good

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stratle

to surprise

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stray

wander

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superstition

an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear, bias

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transpire

to take place; to happen

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wobble

move unsteadily from side to side

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greenery

attractive green leaves and plants

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