VIP Class Notes (Li)

Today we focused on:

History book


decomposition: to cause something (such as dead plants and the bodies of dead animals) to be slowly destroyed and broken down by natural processes, chemicals, etc.

eg. The decomposition process takes place soon after an organism dies.

far-flung: covering a very large area

eg. A far-flung empire

flourish:to grow well/to be successful

eg. Plants and animals that flourished here thousands of years ago.

replicate: to repeat or copy exactly

eg. Scientists have failed to replicate [=duplicate] the results of his experiment.

scarcity: a very small supply

eg. There was a scarcity of food.

devastating: causing great damage or harm

eg. It was a devastating disease.


a piece break off – a piece broke off/chipped off

people with very much money – people with a lot of money