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Vocabulary Tricks Part 7: A Zoo

Published on Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Read the following article about a zoo and try to guess the highlighted words first before reading their meaning.
A zoo is a place of keeping wild animals in an artificially created environment. People get thrilled by noticing different species of animals and birds. They get a chance to see lions and tigers walking majestically inside cages. There are also innumerable birds of different habitats and colours. These birds perch in cages.
Zoos have a great role in protecting endangered species of birds and animals from getting extinct. Zoos are a safe haven for animals like a tiger which are depleting fast.
However, continuous confinement can affect the physical and psychological well-being of animals because animals love to roam freely in the wilderness. Thus, zoos must endeavour to create a natural environment. Visitors should also follow instructions and should not agitate the animals.



Meaning: A sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
Example: Reading good books can provide a real thrill.
Synonym: stimulation, sensation, glow, tingle, titillation


Meaning: With impressive beauty or scale
Example: He enters the scene majestically, changing the tone of the play.
Synonym: wonderfully, royally, grandly, regally


Meaning: Too many
Example: There were innumerable flowers in the garden.
Synonym: countless, numerous, incalculable, numberless


Meaning: The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms
Example: Due to deforestation, habitats of animals are getting destroyed.
Synonym: natural environment, natural element, natural territory


Meaning: An object on which a bird sits or rests.
Example: The moon becomes moon again and the bird returns to its perch.
Synonym: pole, rod, branch


Meaning: At a risk of getting finished.
Example: Tigers are endangered in India
Synonym: in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk


Meaning: Having no living members
Example: Dinosaurs are extinct.
Synonym: vanished, lost, died out


Meaning: Reducing in number or quantity.
Example: Supplies are depleting fast.
Synonym: exhaust, use up, consume, expend


Meaning: A place of safety or refuge
Example: Jackfruit tree is a haven for snakes.
Synonym: refuge, retreat, shelter, sanctuary, asylum


Meaning: Locking up
Example: He was confined to four walls of the house.
Synonym: imprisonment, penning, caging


Meaning: An uncultivated and uninhabited region
Example: It is a desert wilderness, but the separation and the fear are the same.
Synonym: wilds, wastes


Meaning: Try hard to do or achieve something
Example: He is endeavouring to help the poor countries.
Synonym: try, attempt, venture, undertake


Meaning: Make (someone) troubled or nervous
Example: She was agitated and upset.
Synonym: upset, perturb, fluster, ruffle, disconcert
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