Ch. 16 Vocab

flood, inundation


to contribute money


to represent, representative


pitiable, poor, to pity


in person, personally, firsthand


to solicit contrabutions


to infect, be contagious


to prevent, to guard against


calamity, disaster


to sympathise with


to persuade, to talk sb. over


to suffer, endure


to protect, safeguard


to regret, to repent


to be too late to do sth.


to fall down


to preserve, to conserve, to keep


complete, integrated, intact


to take, to adopt


measure, step


to handle, to treat


to take apart, to dismantle