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IELTS Vocabulary Unit 3: No man is an island

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opt out (v)
to ​choose not to be ​part of an ​activity or to ​stop being ​involved in it
blend in (v)
to ​look or ​seem the same as ​surrounding ​people or things and ​therefore not be ​easily ​noticeable
drop out (v)
to not do something that you were going to do, or to ​stop doing something before you have ​completely ​finished
individuality (n)
the ​qualities that make a ​person or thing different from ​others
stand out (v)
1. to be very ​noticeable; 2. to be much ​better than other ​similar things or ​people
participate in (v)
to take ​part in or ​become ​involved in an ​activity
dissociate (v)
to ​consider as ​separate and not ​related
abandon (v)
to ​leave a ​place, thing, or ​person, usually for ​ever
assimilate (v)
to ​become ​part of a ​group, ​country, ​society, etc., or to make someone or something ​become ​part of a ​group, ​country, ​society
tattoo (n)
a ​permanent ​image, ​pattern, or word on the ​skin that is ​created by using ​needles to put ​colours under the ​skin
stereotypical (adj)
having the ​qualities that you ​expect a ​particular ​type of ​person to have
tolerant (adj)
willing to ​accept ​behaviour and ​beliefs that are different from ​your own, ​although you might not ​agree with or ​approve of them
self-destructive (adj)
(of ​behavior or ​actions) ​likely to ​harm or ​kill you:
evolve (v)
to ​develop ​gradually, or to ​cause something or someone to ​develop ​gradually
anti-social (adj)
1.harmful to ​society; 2.often ​avoiding ​spending ​time with other ​people
flaunt (v)
to show or make ​obvious something you are ​proud of in ​order to get ​admiration:
segment (n)
one of the ​smaller ​groups or ​amounts that a ​larger ​group or ​amount can be ​divided into
mainstream (adj) (n)
considered ​normal, and having or using ​ideas, ​beliefs, etc. that are ​accepted by most ​people
demographic (n)
a ​group of ​people, for ​example ​customers, who are ​similar in ​age, ​social ​class, etc.
skew (v)
to ​cause something to be not ​straight or ​exact; to ​twist or distort
alter (v)
to ​change something, usually ​slightly, or to ​cause the ​characteristics of something to ​change
open-minded (adj)
willing to ​consider ​ideas and ​opinions that are new or different to ​your own
approach (n) (v)
a way of ​considering or doing something
estimate (v) (n)
to ​guess or ​calculate the ​cost, ​size, ​value, etc. of something
celebrity (n)
someone who is ​famous, ​especially in the ​entertainment ​business
suburb (n)
an ​area on the ​edge of a ​large ​town or ​city where ​people who ​work in the ​town or ​city often ​live
suburban (adj)
relating to a ​suburb
tradesman (n)
someone who ​works in a ​trade that ​needs ​skill at using ​your ​hands, usually in the ​building ​industry
consumption (n)
the ​amount used or ​eaten
decline (n) (v)
when something ​becomes less in ​amount, ​importance, ​quality, or ​strength
minority (n) (adj)
any ​small ​group in ​society that is different from the ​rest because of ​their ​race, ​religion, or ​political ​beliefs, or a ​person who ​belongs to such a ​group
interaction (n)
an ​occasion when two or more ​people or things ​communicate with or ​react to each other
undergo (v)
to ​experience something that is ​unpleasant or something that ​involves a ​change
induction (n) (adj)
an ​occasion when someone is ​formally ​introduced into a new ​job or ​organization, ​especially through a ​special ​ceremony
migrant (n)
a ​person that ​travels to a different ​country or ​place, often in ​order to ​find ​work
dominant (adj)
more important, ​strong, or ​noticeable than anything ​else of the same ​type
peer group (n)
the ​people who are ​approximately the same ​age as you and come from a ​similar ​social ​group
conform (v)
to ​behave ​according to the ​usual ​standards of ​behaviour that are ​expected by a ​group or ​society
community (n)
the ​people ​living in one ​particular ​area or ​people who are ​considered as a ​unit because of ​their ​common ​interests, ​social ​group, or ​nationality
theatre (n)
(the writing or ​performance of) ​plays, ​opera, etc., written to be ​performed in ​public:
cinema (n)
a movie ​theatre where ​people ​pay to ​watch ​films: