Vocabulary list for

VOCAB GROUP: OʻAHU text

  1. range

    mountain chain

  2. plateau

    area of high flat land

  3. sustainable

    able to maintain or keep going

  4. thrive

    to prosper, flourish

  5. abutting

    alongside

  6. archipelago

    group of islands

  7. descent

    the origin or background of a person in terms of family

  8. parentage

    the identity and origin of one’s parents

  9. unique

    special, one of a kind

  10. edible

    fit to be eaten

  11. windward

    facing the wind

  12. leeward

    on or toward the side sheltered from the wind

  13. marsh

    area of low-lying land that is always full of water

  14. runoff

    water or other material that drains freely off the surface

  15. endangered

    seriously at risk of no longer being in existence

  16. literally

    exactly, as it is

  17. figuratively

    departing from a literal use of words; metaphorically