- - To go closer to.
- The doctor approached the scared child carefully.
- - A coming closer
- My parents dread the approach of winter.
- - A road or way that leads to a place.
- The approach to the beach was blocked by a fallen tree.
- - To dig a hole or tunnel into or under something.
- Turtles burrow into soft sand to lay their eggs.
- - To dig deeply into; to search.
- The clerk burrowed through the pile of papers on his desk.
- - A hole or tunnel dug by an animal as a home for protection.
- A mole spends most of its time in its burrow.
- - Causing harm or damage.
- Cut worms are very destructive garden insects.
- Harm or damage when Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana coast, it caused great destruction
- - Tired or sleepy.
- Lying in the sun always makes my dog, Lilly, drowsy.
- - To spend the winter in a resting state.
- Groundhogs hibernate because they can't find enough food in the winter.
- - To move from one country or region to another.
- Hundreds of thousands of people have migrated to the United States in search of freedom.
- migration - The act of migrating.
- My friend, Michael is studying Indian migration to the United States.
- migratory - moving from one place or country to another, usually regularly.
- Canadian geese are migratory birds.
- - To settle down uncomfortable as if in a nest.
- The children were nestled all snug in their beds.
- - To lie in a sheltered, partly hidden place.
- The little Swiss town was nestled at the foot of the Alps.
- - To see, to notice.
- I looked up at the sky, and observed a hawk circling slowly, far above us.
- - To comment; to remark.
- Sleepily, I observed that it was time we left the party.
- - To make an event or day.
- We observed Christmas by closing the store.
- - To obey.
- I try to observe the speed limit when I drive.
- - To make or become smaller or less.
- This winter, Vermont reduced the amount of salt it put on its roads.
- reduction - the act of reducing or the amount by which something is reduced.
- The store sold out of swimsuits after it had a huge price reduction.
- - Very hungry
- Sometimes I work through my lunch hour, so by dinnertime I'm famished.
- - To figure out and say what will happen before it takes place.
- Our fishing guide forecast a good catch.
- - Telling of what will happen.
- As soon as Carlos gets up, he turns on the weather forecast.
- - To make or get ready.
- The scouts prepared for their camping trip by getting lots of freeze-dried food.
- preparation - something done to get ready.
- Antonio and Ruth did most of the preparation for the cookout the night before.
- - Very strict or harsh.
- The teacher gave a severe punishment for turning a paper in late.
- - Hard to bear or deal with.
- A severe frost caused a lot of damage to central Florida's mango crop.
- - To dare to do, to go, or to say.
- Maria ventured onto the dance floor even though she didn't know how to dance.
- - Something that involves the risk of a loss.
- Grandpa's most successful venture was a carpet cleaning business.
- - To stop; to come or bring to an end.
- After several hours of thunder and lightening, the storm finally ceased.