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paired stories, second series
4: defending forests
a: Wangari Maathai
vocabulary quiz
key to this exercise
story:"Wangari Maathai"

INSTRUCTIONS: Put the correct number in the empty box beside each word.
abandon

clash

club

denounce

dissident

elite

erode

frog

fuel

greedy

illiterate

replenish

reverse

sacred

scarce

seed

slum

starve

stream

twig

1 must be protected because it is loved by a god or gods
2 very thin branch of a tree
3 what rainstorms and rivers can do to earth
4 small animal that lives in or near water, lays eggs, jumps well
5 die from hunger
6 very poor area of a city
7 give up, stop doing something; leave someone in a helpless condition
8 used for hitting people or animals
9 used for cooking, keeping warm, operating vehicles
10 unable to read or write
11 comes from a plant; grows into a new plant
12 not many or much
13 put things back where they have been destroyed, used up, or taken away
14 always wanting more
15 move in the opposite direction
16 rich powerful people at the top of a society
17 someone who openly disagrees with government policy
18 say — often publicly and officially — that something or someone is bad
19 small "river"; "creek," "brook"
20 get into a fight or battle with