Unit 1: Week 1: Meeting a Need

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  1. afford
    have the financial means to do something or buy something
    The next day, Mali bought all the tomato plants she could afford.
  2. loan
    the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
    “How about I make you a loan?”
  3. nursery
    a place in which plants are grown
    But first, "Mr. Taylor said, "you'll have to make an investment by buying some tomato plants at the nursery."
  4. plot
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    I’ll let you use a plot of land in my yard.
  5. profit
    excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time
    “Not only did I get back the money I invested,” said Mali, “but I also made a profit of twenty dollars!”
  6. prosper
    make steady progress
    “I’ll help you, and when your garden starts to prosper, you can repay me with a few tomatoes.”
  7. risk
    a risk undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    Taking a risk while she still felt brave, she rushed to gather her thoughts: “Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Fair isn’t doing her tomato stand anymore because she’s getting old.”
  8. savings
    a fund of money put aside as a reserve
    “Well, I have some savings from my allowance, and I was saving to buy a computer game.”
  9. scarce
    deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    Reasons to smile have been scarce lately.
  10. wage
    payment for work
    Mr. Taylor said, “Those are also your wages! You’ve earned that money.”
Created on July 7, 2020 (updated July 9, 2020)

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