Cambridge Objective Proficiency Workbook - Unit 3
English vocabulary definitions for ENSK3CC/CH05 at MH
Terms in this set (39)
adj. describes people who do work needing strength or physical skill rather than office work
adj. with two halves, sides, or parts that are not exactly the same in shape and size:
adj. › formal = ________ ideas, etc. are of a high moral standard: ________ sentiments/ideals
› disapproving = If you have a ________ way of behaving or talking, etc., you act as if you think you are better than other people: a ________ attitude/air/tone
adj. angry because of something that is wrong or not fair:
n. a difference between two things that should be the same:
v. to go further, rise above, or be more important or better than something, especially a limit:
in exchange for
expression - given because of something that has been given to you: Teams to get technical freedom ________ £30m cost cap.
v. to happen or exist one after the other repeatedly: She ________ed between cheerfulness and deep despair.
to make something happen or exist one after the other repeatedly: He ________ed working in the office with long tours overseas.
v. to exchange goods for other things rather than for money: He ________ed his stamp collection for her comics.
n. the unfair situation in society when some people have more opportunities, money, etc. than other people:
adj. angry or worried: She became very ________ (= anxious) when her son failed to return home.
v. to throw something with a lot of force, usually in an angry or violent way:
adj. too small in size or amount, or not enough:
v. to eat something eagerly and in large amounts so that nothing is left:
adj. unpleasant or unacceptable: He found the subject of their conversation very ________ .
adj. not important and not worth giving attention to:Prisoners complain that they are subjected to too many ________ rules and restrictions.
take advantage of
expression - to treat someone badly in order to get something good from them: I think she ________ his good nature.I know she's offered to babysit, but I don't want her to think we're ________ her.
n. angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like: He feels/harbours (a) deep ________ against/towards his parents for his miserable childhood.
n. someone who scientifically studies humans and their customs, beliefs, and relationships
n. a strong expression of anger and disapproval about something, made by a group of people or by the public: The release from prison of two of the terrorists has provoked a public ________ .
adj. thinking only about yourself and what will bring advantages for you:
adv. done in a way that shows interest, eagerness or willingness to do something: They are ________ (= extremely) aware that this will be their last chance to succeed.
n. the fact that a situation is not fair: ________ in the health care system
n. a feeling that something is true or likely to happen, although you are not certain:
v. a movement of the hands, arms, or head, etc. to express an idea or feeling:
n. the effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect:
adj. strange or unusual, sometimes in a humorous way
adj. likely to change suddenly and without reason and therefore not able to be predicted (= expected before it happens) or depended on
n. a person's behaviour in a particular place or in a particular situation
n. the way in which you stand, walk or behave
adj. describes a respected and admired person, or their work
n. the way that somebody behaves (especially towards others) or looks
adj. very unusual, special, unexpected, or strange
n. an activity, object, or idea that is extremely popular, usually for a short time
adj. that people consider to be honest and to provide a good service
adj. too expensive for most people
adj. shared by, including or typical of a whole group of things; not specific
n. an amount that is extra or more than you need
v. to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way