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  • 1. Key VocabularyHoughton Mifflin ReadingTheme 1 – Nature’s Fury © Brent Coley 2008 | www.mrcoley.com
  • 2. Sample Sentence:There was much debris after the earthquake.
  • 3. Definition:n. The remains ofsomething broken or destroyed
  • 4. Sample Sentence:The devastation caused by the earthquake would cost millions of dollars to repair.
  • 5. Definition:n. Destruction or ruin
  • 6. Sample Sentence: An earthquaketypically occurs near a fault.
  • 7. Definition:n. A break in a rock mass caused by a shifting of the earth’s crust
  • 8. Sample Sentence:The impact of thetwo cars colliding made a loud, crashing sound.
  • 9. Definition:n. The striking of one object against another
  • 10. Sample Sentence:The jolt from theperson next to mecaused me to drop my books.
  • 11. Definition:n. A sudden jerk or bump
  • 12. Sample Sentence: The earthquakecaused the ground to shudder under our feet.
  • 13. Definition:v. To suddenlyshake, vibrate, or quiver
  • 14. Sample Sentence: California is susceptible toearthquakes because of its many faults.
  • 15. Definition:adj. Easily affected
  • 16. Sample Sentence: The undulating ground made itdifficult to stand.
  • 17. Definition:adj. Moving in waves or with a smooth, wavy motion
  • 18. Sample Sentence:The mountain range was created by a great upheaval.
  • 19. Definition:n. A lifting or upward movement of the earth’s crust