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Collateral damage

Unintended damage caused by an action.
Eg. During a war, the unintentional deaths and injuries of people who are not soldier, and damage that is caused to their homes, hospitals, schools, etc.

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A ferterliser

Sth we put on crops to help them grow

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A pesticide

A chemical used to destroy pests

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Livestock

Animal on a farm

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Filth

Dirt.
Thick, unpleasant dirt.
The floor was covered in filth.

Sexually offensive words or pictures.
Eg. People complain about the filth on TV and in press.

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Aesthetic /es'THedik/

How Sth looks.
Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
Eg. The picture give great aesthetic pleasure.

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Staggering

Amazing.
Very shocking and surprising.
Eg. It costs a staggering $50,000 per week to keep the museum open to the public.
Staggeringly expensive

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To be equivalent to

To be the same as

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Erosion

The wearing away of earth, rocks, ect
The wearing away of the earth's surface by natural process.
Eg. Soil erosion. Coastal erosion.
The problem of soil erosion.

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Feasible

Possible

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Sustainable

Lasting a long time

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Thriving, to thrive

Healthy and doing well.
To grow, develop, or be successful.
Eg. His business thrived in the years before the war.
She seems to thrive on stress.
A thriving economy.

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Organic farming

Farming without using chemicals

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To comprise

To consist of.
To have as parts or members, or to be those parts or members.
Eg. The course comprises a class book, a practice book, and a CD.
The class is comprised mainly of Italian and French students.
Italian students comprise 69 percent of the class.

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To shift

To move, change

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A norm

Sth that is normal