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May 27, 2013

Vocabulary List

Filed under: vocabulary — richardlstansfield @ 1:52 pm

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__________ Class 28 __________

mussel (noun): a similar fesh water bivalve mollusc which forms Mother – Of – Pearl on the insede of its shell

visionary (adjective): showing of marked by great foresight or imagination

worthwhile (adjective): worth the time, money or energy expended

excavator: a large, powerful machine with a container connected to a long arm, used for digging up the ground

compact: small and including many things in a small space

fiber: cloth made from thin threads twisted together

smother: to make a fire stop burning by covering it with something

abundant: existing in large quantities

vary: when things of the same type are different from each other

eunuch: a man who has had testicles removed

addict: a person who cannot stop doing or using something, especially something harmful

turmeric: a yellow powder, used as a spice to flavor particular foods, especially curry

metabolism: all the chemical processes in your body, especially the ones that use food

pelvis: the group of bones that forms the area below your waist and above your legs and to which your leg bones are joined

palm: the inside surface of your hand

pearl: a small, round object, usually white, that forms around a grain of sand inside the shell of a sea creature, especially an oyster

brewery: a company that makes beer or a place where beer is made

limit: the greatest amount, number, or level of something that is either possible or allowed

memorial: an object, often made of stone, that is built to help people remember an important person or event

admiral: an officer of very high rank in the navy

accomplish: to succeed in doing something good

inspiration: someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something

symmetry: the quality of having parts that match each other, especially in a way that is attractive, or similarity of shape or contents

prominent: very well known and important

__________ Class 59 __________

celtic: relating to the people of Ireland, Scotland and Wales

sculpture: the art of forming solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc.

harvest: when crops are cut and collected from fields

scallion: a small onion with long green leaves

hypertension: a medical condition in which a person has very high blood pressure

diabetes: a medical condition in which somesne has too much sugar in their blood

parody (verb): a film, book, etc that copies someone else’s style in a way that is funny

appropriate (abjective): suitable or right for a particular situation or person

masterpiece (noun): a painting, book, or film that is generally considered to be of excellent quality

tournament: a competition with a series of games between many teams or players, with one winner at the end

discipline: when people’s behaviour is controlled using rules and punishments

continent: one of the seven main areas of land on the Earth, such as Asia, Africa, or Europe

altitude (noun): the height of something above sea level

conquerors (noun): someone who has conquered a country or its people

outskirts (noun): the outer area of a city, town, or village

structure: a building or something that has been built

connect: to join two things or places together

exotic: unusual and often exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from far away, especially a tropical country

solitary: the only person or thing in a place

imagine: to create an idea or picture of something in your mind

combat: a fight between two people or things

__________ Class 90 __________

establish: to start a company or organization that will continue for a long time

agent: someone whose job is to deal with business for someone else

symbol: a sign or object that is used to represent something

charming: pleasant of attractive

sailor: someone who sails ships

agency: a business that provides a service

compile (verb): to collect information and arrange it in a book, report, or list

devastate (verb): to destroy or damage something very badly

admiral (noun): an officer of very high rank in the navy

magnificent: very good or very beautiful

spectacle: an event that is exciting or unusual to watch

accommodate: to provide with a place to live or to be stored in

plait: to twist three pieces of hair, rope, etc together so that they form one long piece

temple: the area on each side of your head in front of the top of your ear

abundant: existing in large quantities

satirical: a humorous way of criticizing people or ideas to show that they have faults or are wrong

occupation: a person’s job

ridiculous: foolish or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at

microorganism: a living thing that on its own is too small to be seen without a microscope

felicitations: an expression used to wish someone happiness, or to praise or show approval

ambience: the qualities of a place and the way it makes you feel

harmonic (adjective): relating to the way notes are played or sung together to make a pleasing sound

skewer (noun): a long thin pointed piece of metal or wood that is pushed through pieces of meat, vegetables and etc.

auction (noun) : a public event at which things are sold to the person who offers the most money for them

__________ Class 121 __________

crease: a line on cloth or paper where it has been folded or crushed

poll: a study in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or per son

responsibility: something that it is your job or duty to deal with

whip: to make a food such as cream more solid by mixing it hard with a kitchen tool

buffet: a meal where people serve themselves different types of usually cold food

cutlet: a small piece of meat still joined to the bone

celebrity: a famous person

secretary general: the most important official of an organization

athlete: someone who is very good at a sport and who competes with others in organized events

acronym: a word made from the first letters of other words

representative: someone who speaks or does something officially for another person

sympathize: to understand and care about someone’s problems

billboard: a very large board on which advertisements are shown, especially at the side of a road

unique: being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusal, or special in some way

drugs: any natural or artificially made chemical that is used as a medicine

mud flat: a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide

diabetes: a medical condition in which someone has too much sugar in their blood

box office: the place where the tickets are sold in a theatre, cinema, or concert hall

social networking: using a website to communicate with friends and to meet other people

spread: to arrange something so that it covers a large area

immediate: happening or done without waiting or very soon after something else

__________ Class 152 __________

broadcast: television or radio programme

commercial: intended to make a profit

overstate: to talk about something in a way that makes it seem more important then it really is

crunchy: when food is hard and makes a noise when you eat it

moist: slightly wet, especially in a good way

steam: the gas that water produces when you heat it

conquer: to take control or possession of foreign land, or group of people, by force

escape: to get free from something, or to avoid something.

theme: the main subject of a talk, book, film, etc.

vicious: intended to upset someone

revenge: something that you do to punish someone who has done something bad to you

credentials: documents that prove who you are

infield: the part of a cricket or baseball field that is closest to the player who hits the ball

fly: in baseball, a ball that has been hit high into the air

protective gear: equipment or clothes that are able to keep someone or something safe from injury or damage

calligraphy: (the art of producing) beautiful writing, often created with a special pen or brush

console: to make someone who is sad or disappointed feel better by giving them comfort or sympathy

withdrawal: an act of taking something back, removing something, or moving something back

ingredient: a component of a mixture or compound

intestine: the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

nutritious: of or providing nourishment

hotpot: a mixture of meat and vegetables, usually including sliced potatoes, cooked slowly in a covered dish inside a cooker

irrigation: providing water for an area of land so that crops can be grown

seashell:a hard outer layer of a marine animal, found on beaches


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