backburn

/ (ˈbækˌbɜːn) Australian and NZ /

verb (tr)

to clear (an area of scrub, bush, etc) by creating a new fire that burns in the opposite direction to the line of advancing fire

noun

the act or result of backburning

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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