NorthStar 3 Reading & Writing Units 1-5

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beauty ('beauty)

(noun) the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

coastal ('coastal)

in the ocean or on the land near the coast ( the area where the land meets the water )

consequences ('consequences)

things that happen as a result of a particular action or situation

continent ('continent)

one of the large land masses of the earth

effect (e'ffect)

(noun) what happens as a result of the cause

environment (en'vironment)

the area in which something exists or lives

fragile ('fragile)

easily broken, damaged or ruined

frozen ('frozen)

turned into ice

glaciers ('glaciers)

huge sheets of ice moving slowly through land or rock formations

harsh

difficult to live in and very uncomfortable

huge

very large, especially vertically

icebergs ('icebergs)

masses of ice that float in the ocean

inhabit (in'habit)

to live in an area or a place

landscape ('landscape)

the way an area of land looks

natural ('natural)

existing in or in conformity with nature

ozone layer ('ozone layer)

atmospheric layer in which ozone gas is relatively concentrated

preserve (pre'serve)

to save something or someone from being harmed or destroyed; a place where this is done

protection (pro'tection)

preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil

remote (re'mote)

far away from towns and cities

research ('research)

to study a subject in detail, especially in order to discover new facts or test new ideas

scenic ('scenic)

having attractive and impressive natural views

scientific (scien'tific)

of or relating to the practice of science

scientist ('scientist)

a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

sunlight ('sunlight)

the main source of energy for life on Earth

temperature ('temperature)

a measure of how hot or cold something is

tourist ('tourist)

someone who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure

vast

extremely large, especially horizontally

blunt

direct speech with little or no effort to be polite or gentle

compete

to try to win against others

emphasize

to show that something is special or important

fairly

in conformity with rules or laws and without fraud or cheating (adverb)

feminine

(adj.) female, womanly

gossip

talk about the behavior of other people

identity

who a person is; the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

influence

guide or change

juicy

a slang term used to describe information that is interesting but probably should not be talked about since it is private or secret

lady-like

befitting a woman of good breeding

masculine

(adj.) male, manly

occupation

employment; profession; job

reflect

to show something clearly

rough and tough

macho; extremely masculine; strong; manly

status

level or position in society

the dirt

a slang term for information that is interesting but probably should not be talked about since it is private or secret

women's movement

a series of organized activities in support of women's rights

Achieve (A'chieve)

To do what one sets out to do

athlete ('athlete)

a person trained to compete in sports

awesome ('awesome)

inspiring admiration or wonder; terrific

concentration (concen'tration)

great and constant diligence and attention

control (con'trol)

power to direct or determine (noun)

controversy ('controversy)

a disagreement among many people

energy ('energy)

the power you feel that makes you able to move

escape (e'scape)

a way to forget about life's problems and pressures (noun)

focus ('focus)

direct one's attention on something

hooked on ('hooked on)

liking something so much that you want to do it as much as possible

intense (in'tense)

strong, powerful (describes a feeling)

make it ('make it)

be successful in a particular activity

mental ('mental)

involving the mind or an intellectual process

obsessed (ob'sessed)

influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

obsession (ob'session)

an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone

perfect (per'fect (verb))

make complete and flawless (verb)

perform (per'form)

get something done

physicsk ('physical)

characterized by energetic bodily activity

pressure ('pressure)

a strong feeling that something difficult is expected of you

qualify ('qualify)

succeed in satisfying a test or requirement in order to pass to the next level

style ('style)

a way of expressing something (in language, art, music, sports, fashion, etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period of time

Astonishing (A'stonishing)

very surprising

deception (de'ception)

(n.) a lie

duplicate ('duplicate)

an identical copy of something

fake

not real

fishy ('fishy)

appearing not to be reliable

fraud

something intended to deceive

honesty ('honesty)

truth; the quality of being truthful

impersonate (im'personate)

pretending to be someone else

impress (im'press)

have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

motive ('motive)

reason

suspicious (su'spicious)

(adj.) appearing not to be reliable; feeling that someone or something cannot be trusted

weary ('weary)

exhausted or tired because of great strain or stress

con man ('con man (woman))

a swindler who exploits the confidence of his/her victim

swindler ('swindler)

a person who cheats you by means of deception or fraud

swindle ('swindle)

to cheat out of money or property

Campaign (Cam'paign)

a series of actions that are intended to achieve a particular result, especially in business or politics

catchy ('catchy)

describes something that you hear and remember

commercial (com'mercial)

(adj.) related to business; (noun) a TV or radio advertisement

competition (com'petition)

the people or groups that are trying to beat you in business or sports

convince (con'vince)

to persuade someone to do something

exotic (e'xotic)

uncommon, different, exciting

fail

to be unsuccessful in doing something

firm

a business or small company

'global

multinational, worldwide, international

goal

something that you hope to achieve in the future

impress (im'press)

to affect positively

market ('market)

a particular country or area where a company sells its products

message ('message)

the main idea or the most important idea in a movie, book, speech, ad, essay, etc.

succeed (suc'ceed)

(verb) to do what you have tried to do

successful (suc'cessful)

(adj.) effective; having a good result; convincing

success (suc'cess)

(noun) a favorable or satisfactory outcome or desired result

advertise ('Advertise)

to make something known generally or in public, especially in order to sell it

advertisers ('Advertisers)

organizations that pay for the promotion of their products, services or ideas

advertising ('Advertising)

the business of drawing public attention to goods and services

advertisement (Adver'tisement (ad))

a public promotion of some product or service

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