30 terms

Unit 2: Sports (Before you read)

STUDY
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intuition
understanding or knowledge based on feelings, not evidence
take priority
be considered more important than other things
self-conscious
nervously aware of yourself and what others think of you
empirical
based on scientific testing, observation, or real experiance
facts and figures
information and statistics
discrepancy
a difference between two things that you would expect to be the same
merge
combine together to form one
proportionately
keeping the same relationship of size or amount to something else, so that as the one increases or decreases, so does the other
rate
speed
to a (greater) extent
to a (greater) degree
widespread
very common in a particular area or within a particular group
sprinter
an athlete who runs short distances
negligible
very small or unimportant
contributory
being only one of several causes of a result
partially
to some extent, but not completely
irrelevant
not important in a particular situation
enhance
improve the value, level or quality of something
float
stay on water or another liquid without sinking
encounter
face a problem or difficult situation
resistance
the effect of air or water on a moving object, which slows it down
inhibit
make it difficult for someone or something to progress or develop something // make someone feel unable to do something because of embarrassment or anxiety
grapple with
try hard to deal with a difficult problem
counteract
reduce the effects of something by having the opposite effect
impede
make it difficult for something to happen properly or for something by having the opposite effect
turbulence
violent movement of air or water
confer
give something such as an advantage, honour, or authority
buoyancy
the quality of being able to float
adverse
negative
moral support
encouragement from someonne who wants you to succeed
immune (to)
not affected or influenced by // not at risk from a disease because you cannot be infected by it