The Gnome and the Busy Bees
Glossary

Abandoned – Forsaken or deserted.

Asphalt – Any of various dark-colored, solid, bituminous substances, native in various areas of the earth and composed mainly of hydrocarbon mixtures.

Beehive – A habitation or dwelling-place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped.

Broad – Having an ample distance from side to side; wide.

Dismiss – Order or allow to leave; send away.

Fertilize – Make (soil or land) more fertile or productive by adding suitable substances to it.

Hasty – Done or acting with excessive speed or urgency; hurried.

Inhabitable – Suitable to live in; habitable.

Mumbled – Say something indistinctly and quietly, making it difficult for others to hear.

Petition – A formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause.

Pollen – A fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone.

Pollinate – convey pollen to or deposit pollen on (a stigma, ovule, flower, or plant) and so allow fertilization.

Pristine – in its original condition; unspoiled.

Reacquaint – To give (someone) renewed knowledge and experience of something or someone: to make (someone) acquainted again.

Reproduce – Produce a copy or representation of.

Sprawled – Produce a copy or representation of.

Swatted – To hit with a sharp slapping blow usually with an instrument (such as a bat or flyswatter).

Thrive – Grow or develop well or vigorously.

Traps – A device for taking game, or other animals.

Unintended – Not planned or meant.

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