33 terms

Chapter 8 Longman Academic Reading 3

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deference
n. behavior that shows that you respect somebody/something
devotion
n. great love, care and support for somebody/something
dwelling
n. a place (house, apartment) where someone lives
era
n. a period of time, usually in history, that is different from other periods because of particular characteristics or events
gap
n. a space between two things or in the middle of something, especially because there is a part missing
rank
n. a position in a society, organization, group, etc.
site
n. a place where a building, town, etc. was, is or will be located
thrill
n. a strong feeling of excitement or pleasure
trust
n. the belief that somebody/something is good, sincere, honest, etc. and will not try to harm or trick you
distinguish
v. to recognize the difference between two people or things
domesticate
v. to make a wild animal used to living with or working for humans
estimate
v. to give a general idea about the value, size, or cost of something
lure
v. to cause or persuade (a person or an animal) to go somewhere or to do something by offering some pleasure or gain
recede
v. to move gradually away from somebody or away from a previous position
scavenge
v. to search through waste for things that can be used or eaten
tame
v. to make something less wild or difficult to control; to make a wild animal comfortable and controllable around people
hang on
v. to hold something tightly; also, to ask somebody to wait for a short time or to stop what they are doing
pass out
v.
cooperative
adj. helpful by doing what you are asked to do
crucial
adj. extremely important, because it will affect other things
lifelong
adj. lasting or existing all through your life
stray
adj. an animal that is lost or has no home
stunning
adj. very surprising or shocking; also, very beautiful or pleasing
trustworthy
adj. something you can rely on to do or provide what is needed or right; deserving of trust
frantically
adv. doing something in a hurried and desperate way because you are worried about something
some
adv.
a host of
quantifier (idiom). a large number of people or things
as bad as it gets
(idiom)
be on the verge of (doing something)
(idiom). very near to the moment when somebody does something or something happens
be predisposed to
v./adj. to be more likely to behave in a particular way or to be affected by a particular condition
be quite a + [noun]
v.
ride out the storm
v. (idiom) to try to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much
snap out of it
v. (idiom) to make an effort to stop feeling unhappy or depressed; to help somebody to stop feeling unhappy