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B

biodegradable

(adjective) a material that can be put into the earth, and it will rot or decay to become part of the natural cycles of biology.

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C

community

A community (noun) is the people who live in a particular area. Metaphorically, it can be applied to other kinds of groups where people share a common interest or some common characteristic.

Community is also used to make compound nouns like "community garden" or "community college" for things that people in that particular place can use.

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contingency

A contingency is something that may happen in the future - probably something bad, which you should plan for.


S

substantive

in legal English "substantive" means a question that is about how people or organisations must behave. It is different from "procedural" law, which governs how the legal system itself works - how to make laws and use them.

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