Vocabulary words and expressions

iridescent    having rainbow colors that change with     

elegant       stylish and graceful

pursue        to chase somebody or to carry out an idea

impressed     to affect or greatly please someone

artifacts     object having cultural or archeological    

trademark     company symbol or characteristic

origins       place from which something begins

fumaroles     vent in the earth from which steam and     
              gases escape

emerald       green in color; a precious stone

tram          a cable car, sometimes suspended in air

canopy        a covering or the uppermost layer of       
              vegetation in rainforest

endangered    species threatened by extinction; whose    
              numbers are so few that the animal, plant or other 
              organism may no longer be seen.


“scrap it”    to get rid of something; put in a garbage  
Author: Torsten Daerr