Wordlist Upstream Advanced Unit 2

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Wordlist Upstream Advanced Unit 2 from XXVII LO

immense

huge

deride

ridicule

scope

range

grounded on

based on

stem from

come from

tread lightly

be careful

notion

concept

abode

(formal) the place where you live; residence

affiliation (with)

relationship

agreeable

acceptable or able to be agreed on; pleasant, nice, satisfactory

annual

happening once a year; calculated or considered over a period of one year

appalling

very unpleasant and shocking

astounding

extremely surprising or shocking

at a loose end

not sure what to do with oneself

at a standstill

at a loss

audible

loud enough for people to hear

avidly

very enthusiastically

barren

dry and empty with few plants growing; without any interesting or positive features

be at odds with sb

quarrel with sb

be in a quandary

not to be certain what decision to take about sth

beyond measure

very large or great

blistering

very strong

blockbuster

sth that is very successful, especially a film, show or novel

bring the house down

give a very successful or amusing speech, performance, etc.

bustling

full of noise and activity and usually pleasant and interesting (place)

colander

a bowl with small holes in that you put food into to remove any liquid

collaboration

the process of working with someone to produce sth; help that someone secretly gives to an enemy or opponent

compelling

interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely (story), able to persuade someone to do sth or persuade them that sth is true

concept

idea

consecutive

in sequence

contemplation

the process of thinking about sth or looking at sth for a long time

contemptible

very bad and deserving no respect

contrived

false or artificial

conveniently located

situated in the way that is easy to reach, find and use

daunting

sth that makes you worried because you think it will be very difficult or dangerous to do

debilitating

making someone physically or mentally weak

deride

to criticize someone or sth by suggesting that they are stupid, unimportant or useless

grounded in

heavily influenced by

deliberately

with a definite intention, not by chance or by accident

devour

eat sth very fast because you are hungry; to read, watch or listen to sth with a lot of interest

desolate

deserted

disconcerting

making you feel worried, confused and surprised

dire

very severe or serious ( in dire straits - in a very bad situation)

dismay

shocked displeasure

dismiss

to refuse to accept that sth might be true or important

dwelling

a house, flat or other shelter in which someone lives

elaborate

to give more details or information about sth

enduring

lasting

ensnare

to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them

epitomize

to be the best possible example of a particular type of thing

eventually

at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen

exhilarating

making you feel extremely happy, excited and full of energy

exuberant

happy, excited and full of energy

face the music

face the consequences of one's actions

fallow

inactive; land that is ploughed but has no crops growing on it

fanciful

not serious or sensible; unusual and complicated rather than plain and practical

fragrant

with a pleasant smell

fray

come apart

go off the rails

start behaving in a way that is not socially acceptable

gratifying

pleasing

grizzled

having gray hair and looking old

gruelling

very difficult and involving a lot of continuing effort

harried

tired and annoyed

harrowing

extremely worrying, upsetting or frightening

hilarious

extremely funny

hype

the use of a lot of advertisement and other publicity to influence or interest people

impassioned

expressing a lot of emotion

implausible

difficult to accept as true

implement

to make sth such as an idea, plan or law start to work and be used

incessant

continuing for a long time without stopping in a way that is annoying

inconsistency

sth that does not match sth else

indigenous

(people) living in a place for a very long time before other people came to live there

indulgent

allowing someone to do or have what they want; treating someone with kindness especially when you should be strict

inevitable

impossible to avoid or prevent; certain to happen because that is what always has happened

ingrained

sth has existed for a long time and cannot easily be changed; sth that is difficult to remove

innovation

new development

innovative

new, original and advanced

let one's hair down

relax and enjoy oneself

literal

1.most basic meaning 2.understanding words or ideas only in a basic and obvious way and not showing much imagination

lodge

a small simple house in the countryside that people stay in, e.g. when they are fishing or hunting

lofty

very tall (building); based on high moral standards, therefore deserve to be admired (principles)

lush

looking green and healthy; very comfortable and expensive

mar

to spoil sth

notable

worth paying attention to

off the beaten track

away from usual routes and places

on a shoestring budget

with very little money

on the edge of one's seat

very excited

on the house

free of charge

on the loose

at large

ostensible

appearing to be true or stated by someone to be true but possibly false

over-the-top

more than is considered normal or suitable

paint the town red

go out and have a good time

perpetual

happening so often that you become annoyed as a result; continuing all the time

persevere

to continue trying to achieve sth difficult

pristine

sth that looks very clean, tidy or new

profound

very great; showing serious thought and wise ideas

protrude

to be further forward than the rest of sth

purification

the process of making sth clean by removing dirty or harmful substances from it

put sb down

to criticize

put sb through

cause sb pain

put up with

to bear

raucous

rude, noisy and violent; loud and rough (voice)

ravenous

very hungry

reject

not to agree to an offer, proposal or request

rendition

a particular way of of performing a song, poem, piece of music, etc.

repel v.

cause dislike (in)

riveting

extremely interesting or exciting

sanctuary

a place where you can be safe and comfortable

savage

wild

secluded

private, peaceful and not near other people or places

sequel

book, film, etc. that continues the story of an earlier one

serene

calm or peaceful

set off

to leave; to start

shanty town

an area where very poor people live in badly built houses made from sheets of wood, metal or other materials

smirk

to smile in an unpleasant way because sth bad has happened to someone else or because you think you have achieved an advantage

solitude

the state of being completely alone, especially when this is pleasant or relaxing

spire

the pointed top of a church tower or other building

staggering

extremely surprising

startling

very surprising

strenuous

needing a lot of effort, energy or strength

stunning

very impressive pr beautiful; surprising, powerful and effective

terrain

an area of land usually one that has a particular physical feature

temperate climate

climate that is never extremely hot or extremely cold

the crux of the matter

the most important aspect of sth

thought-provoking

interesting in a way that makes you think of new ideas or changes your attitude to sth

tranquil

calm, still and quiet

umpire

someone whose job is to make sure that players obey the rules in some sports, e.g. tennis, baseball, cricket

unjustified

not fair or based on any good reason

unparalleled

the best of a particular kind

unrivalled

unable to be bettered

wade through

to read or deal with a lot of boring information

yarn

cotton, wool or other fibres in the form of thick thread; a long story with a lot of exciting details

yield

produce

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