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rugged • nuisance • encroach
other way around • gash
  1. We were exhausted from climbing up the mountain.
  2. Wild animals don't encroach on us; it's actually the .
  3. The new government hospital did on private property.
  4. Potholes are a huge for drivers.
  5. I panicked as soon as I saw the on his forehead bleeding.
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1129 Encroachment

Adria and Shiloh talk about how animals and humans must live side-by-side.

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It's very rugged.

High rugged mountains are very difficult to travel over. Notice the following:

  1. The rugged mountains made travel slow and dangerous.
  2. The Himalayas is home to the world's most rugged mountains.

huge nuisance

Black bears are a huge nuisance.

Someone or something that is a nuisance makes us a little angry. Notice the following:

  1. Traffic jams are a huge nuisance.
  2. Mosquitoes are a huge nuisance in the summer.


Bears encroaching on civilians is a problem.

Here, to encroach means to slowly take away someone's land or ability to live there as they have in the past. Notice the following:

  1. Encroachment is a growing problem in the jungles of Indonesia.
  2. India's wild tiger population has seriously decreased due to encroachment.

the other way around

It's the other way around.

We use the phrase 'the other way around' to show that the opposite is true. Notice the following:

  1. I didn't hit him first; it's the other way around.
  2. Actually, she's not shy. It's the other way around.


My friend had a gash.

A gash is a serious wound. Notice the following:

  1. He has a small gash on his forehead, but he'll be OK.
  2. The doctor quickly closed the gash.