31 terms

Engels SE4 - The Guardian articles

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scourge
something that causes a lot of trouble or harm
conspicuous
very noticeable or easy to see
wreathed
surrounded by
urged
advised very strongly about what action they should take
initiative
an important action that is intended to solve a problem
eradicate
get rid of something completely, especially something bad
legacy
a problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
emulating
trying to be like something else, usually because you admire it
trace
a slight sign that someone has been present or that something has happened
revellers
people who enjoy themselves at a lively and noisy party or celebration by dancing, singing and drinking alcohol
biodegrade
separate into very small parts (with the aid of bacteria) so that it is not harmful to the environment
exacerbating
making a problem worse
eco-credentials
qualities that show you believe it is important to protect the planet
snipe
criticize someone unpleasantly
bourgeois
typical of middle-class people and their attitudes - this word often shows that you dislike people like this, especially because you think they are too interested in money and possessions and in being socially respected
palate
ability to taste and judge the flavours in food and drinks
rewarding
giving you satisfaction, pleasure or profit
acknowledge
praise for something you have done or achieved
bio-hazardous
dangerous, especially to people's health and safety
hoarders
people who get and keep a large amount of something because they think it might be valuable or useful later
excrement
the solid waste that your body gets rid of
silo
a tall, round tower on a farm used for storing things such as grain and crops
plants
factories that produce power or process chemicals etc
repelled
disgusted by something you think is extremely unpleasant so that you want to avoid it
decomposing
decaying by a slow natural process, especially through the action of particular bacteria or fungi
eel
a long, thin fish that looks like a snake
endangered
at the risk of extinction
outsmarted
when someone has gained an advantage over you, especially by using a clever or dishonest trick
dissect
cut the body of a dead person or animal into parts in order to examine it
simultaneously
happening or done at the same time
singlehandedly
done by one person without help from anyone else
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