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1. Slash-and-burn agriculture
• Slash-and-burn agriculture, also called fire-fallow cultivation, is a farming method that involves the cutting and burning of plants in a forest or woodland to create a field called a swidden. The method begins by cutting down the trees and woody plants in an area.

2. Intensive Agriculture
• Intensive crop farming is a modern form of intensive farming that refers to the industrialized production of crops.
• The identification of nitrogen and phosphorus as critical factors in plant growth led to the manufacture of synthetic fertilizers, making more intensive uses of farmland for crop production possible.
Usage: The report says highly intensive agriculture using herbicide tolerant GM crops may be very damaging to biodiversity

3. Hamstring
• Severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of.
Usage: We were hamstrung by a total lack of knowledge.
Cripple a person or animal by cutting their hamstrings.

4. Melee
• A confused fight or scuffle.
Usage: Several people were hurt in the melee.
Synonyms: tumult, disturbance, rumpus, commotion.

5. Invigorate
• Give strength or energy to.
Usage: The shower had invigorated her.
Synonyms: revitalize, energize, refresh, and revive.

6. Palimpsest
• A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.
• Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.
Usage: Sutton Place is a palimpsest of the taste of successive owners.

7. Ineluctable
• Unable to be resisted or avoided or inescapable.
Usage: The ineluctable facts of history.

8. Misconstrue
• Interpret a person’s words or actions wrongly.
Usage: My advice was deliberately misconstrued.

9. Syncretism Political ideology
• Syncretism is the combining of different beliefs, while blending practices of various schools of thought.

10. Travesty
• Represent in a false, absurd, or distorted way.
Usage: Shah has betrayed the family by travestying them in his plays.

11. Albeit
• Though.
Usage: He was making progress, albeit rather slowly.

12. Wherewithal
• The money or other means needed for a particular purpose.
Usage: They lacked the wherewithal to pay.

13. Eschew
• Deliberately avoid using; abstain from.
Usage: He appealed to the crowd to eschew violence.

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