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Glossary of terms used in Cinema Bayville

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Word
Definition

acres

Measures of land areas; each acre is equal to 4840 square yards

alarming

Causing fear; warning

appetite

A desire to eat

encourage

To spur on or fill with the courage to carry on

extinct

No longer existing

invasive

Spreading; used to talk about non-native plants or animals that come into an area and disturb it by taking the place of native plants or animals

investigating

Studying by close examination and careful study

marsh

A type of wetland, covered with grasses and low-lying shrubs

mayhem

Violent disturbance

nitrogen

A chemical element that is necessary for plant and animal growth

nutrient

An essential chemical plants and animals need to grow and survive

obscurity

The state of being hidden or in the dark; hard to see

patches

Areas that stand out from what surrounds them

phosphorus

An important plant nutrient that, in large amounts, can cause algae to grow out of control

sediment

Material that is broken up and deposited on the bottom of a body of water, such as sand and silt

steed

Horse with a lot of spirit

tonging

Harvesting oysters by using tongs; a tong is a pair of long rake-like poles hinged like scissors

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