67 terms

ESL Advanced English Vocabulary + Pakistan 2017

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synthetic
made from artificial substances
wholesome
good for you, physically or morally
wholemeal
containing all the natural substances in the grain with nothing removed
free-range
relating to farm animals that are not kept in cages
to dilute
IDIOM to make less dominant
to stew
IDIOM to deliberately leave someone to worry about something that they have done wrong
half-baked scheme
IDIOM unrealistic or not thought through properly
unsavoury
involving unpleasant, dishonest, or immoral things that you do not want to think or talk about
to turn sour
IDIOM to go wrong
juicy gossip
IDIOM exciting and interesting news
fussy eater
person who has very particular demands when eating
teetoatler
a person who abstains from drinking alcohol
nibbles
INFORMAL small pieces of food eaten at social events with drinks, for example crisps and nuts
impeccable
perfect
to sail through
to deal with something very easily
to be in the running
seriously considered, to have some chance/no chance of success
to skate around something
to avoid a difficult subject or situation
budding
promising of future development
to wither
1) if plants or flowers wither, they become drier and start to die
2) to become weaker or smaller and then disappear
rodent
an animal with sharp teeth for gnawing
poacher
somebody who hunts animals illegally
to preach doom and gloom
a feeling that a situation is very bad and without hope
whirlwind
A very strong wind that moves in a spinning direction.
to fall head over hills with somebody
if you are or fall head over heels in love with someone, you love or start to love them very much
family feud
quarrel in a family causing bad feeling for many years
to yearn
to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have
to excel
to achive an excellent standard
palindrome
A word or an expression that is spelled the same backward and forward
chiropractic
system of treatment that consists of manipulation of the vertebral column
side effects
unwanted effects in addition to the intended one
to wage war on somebody
to fight a war
deterrents
ways of discouraging people from doing something because of the negative results
a ball-park figure
guess believed to be accurate
erratic
not regular and often changing
obituary
nekrolog
pamphlet
pamflet, satyra, broszurka
agony column
a column in a newspaper or magazine offering advice on readers' personal problems
prospectus
document issued to possible buyers of a stocks and bonds outlining the financial condition of the company issuing those securities
spam
emails that are sent to large numbers of people on the Internet, especially when these are not wanted
cookies
COMPUTING a small file that a website automatically sends to your computer when you connect to the website, containing information about your use of the Internet - tracking one's activities on the Web
state-of-the-art
using the very latest technology
sandwich boards
advertising posters hung at the back and front of a person who then walks around a busy area
rock-bottom prices
extremely low
to live in the lap of luxury
to live in a very luxurious way
quench
to put out, extinguish, end
morsel
a small piece of food
entangle
To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
embroil
To involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion
agitated
feeling or appearing troubled or nervous
boar
a pig
lofty
(adj.) very high; noble
stroll
to walk slowly or casually
palindrome
A word or an expression that is spelled the same backward and forward
David Malatesta
from Chicago, Ultimate Frisbee player, classical bassist who does NOT look like Bruce Willis
to claw
to scratch or tear something with sharp nails or claws
elated
(adj., part.) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
English teacher
one of the most difficult and noble jobs in the world
The US Embassy
our sponsors without whom these sessions would not be possible
to pledge
Promise, swear
allegiance
(n.) the loyalty or obligation owed to a government, nation, or cause
the pledge of allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
gestures
the ways in which people use their bodies to communicate with one another
input
Something put into a system, such as resources, in order to achieve a result.
Madrid
the capital of Spain
Catalan
In eastern Spain, _______ is spoken and is related to Spanish.
Spain
a kingdom in SW Europe.
output
the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry