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Vocabulary words and expressions

conservation    protection of a valued resource

habitat         natural condition where animal or    
                plants live

migratory       moving to another region every year

species         biological classification

Buccaneers      a pirate

continuous      without stopping

portray         depict something or someone; often by 
                actor

ritual          established formal behavior such as  
                in religion

traditional     long established behavior or pattern

collectively    together to form a group

ferment         to stir up; create enzyme as in wine 
                or beer

siege           military; take by force, completely  
                surrounded

quarantine      isolation because of contagious      
                disease

lepers          persons affected with leprosy

humility        modest or respectful
Author: Torsten Daerr