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Rainforest Vocabulary List & Definitions

ecology

The balanced relationship of living things and their environment.
exploit To make use of something.
indigenous Something that originates in the region or area where it's found.
missionary Someone who is sent to work on a religious mission.
sustain To maintain or prolong.
medicinal Something that is valued as medicine.
precipitation The distribution of moisture in the forms of rain, snow, sleet, ice or hail.
vegetation The growth of plants.
conservation The act of preserving; to keep from being used up or lost.
natural resource Materials that are supplied by nature which are necessary for life.
cultivate Preparing and using land to raise crops.

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