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Wordlist Upstream Advanced Unit 2

Wordlist Upstream Advanced Unit 2 from XXVII LO
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immense
huge
deride
ridicule
scope
range
grounded on
based on
stem from
come from
tread lightly
be careful
notion
concept
abode
(formal) the place where you live; residence
affiliation (with)
relationship
agreeable
acceptable or able to be agreed on; pleasant, nice, satisfactory
annual
happening once a year; calculated or considered over a period of one year
appalling
very unpleasant and shocking
astounding
extremely surprising or shocking
at a loose end
not sure what to do with oneself
at a standstill
at a loss
audible
loud enough for people to hear
avidly
very enthusiastically
barren
dry and empty with few plants growing; without any interesting or positive features
be at odds with sb
quarrel with sb
be in a quandary
not to be certain what decision to take about sth
beyond measure
very large or great
blistering
very strong
blockbuster
sth that is very successful, especially a film, show or novel
bring the house down
give a very successful or amusing speech, performance, etc.
bustling
full of noise and activity and usually pleasant and interesting (place)
colander
a bowl with small holes in that you put food into to remove any liquid
collaboration
the process of working with someone to produce sth; help that someone secretly gives to an enemy or opponent
compelling
interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely (story), able to persuade someone to do sth or persuade them that sth is true
concept
idea
consecutive
in sequence
contemplation
the process of thinking about sth or looking at sth for a long time
contemptible
very bad and deserving no respect
contrived
false or artificial
conveniently located
situated in the way that is easy to reach, find and use
daunting
sth that makes you worried because you think it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
debilitating
making someone physically or mentally weak
deride
to criticize someone or sth by suggesting that they are stupid, unimportant or useless
grounded in
heavily influenced by
deliberately
with a definite intention, not by chance or by accident
devour
eat sth very fast because you are hungry; to read, watch or listen to sth with a lot of interest
desolate
deserted
disconcerting
making you feel worried, confused and surprised
dire
very severe or serious ( in dire straits - in a very bad situation)
dismay
shocked displeasure
dismiss
to refuse to accept that sth might be true or important
dwelling
a house, flat or other shelter in which someone lives
elaborate
to give more details or information about sth
enduring
lasting
ensnare
to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them
epitomize
to be the best possible example of a particular type of thing
eventually
at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
exhilarating
making you feel extremely happy, excited and full of energy
exuberant
happy, excited and full of energy
face the music
face the consequences of one's actions
fallow
inactive; land that is ploughed but has no crops growing on it
fanciful
not serious or sensible; unusual and complicated rather than plain and practical
fragrant
with a pleasant smell
fray
come apart
go off the rails
start behaving in a way that is not socially acceptable
gratifying
pleasing
grizzled
having gray hair and looking old
gruelling
very difficult and involving a lot of continuing effort
harried
tired and annoyed
harrowing
extremely worrying, upsetting or frightening
hilarious
extremely funny
hype
the use of a lot of advertisement and other publicity to influence or interest people
impassioned
expressing a lot of emotion
implausible
difficult to accept as true
implement
to make sth such as an idea, plan or law start to work and be used
incessant
continuing for a long time without stopping in a way that is annoying
inconsistency
sth that does not match sth else
indigenous
(people) living in a place for a very long time before other people came to live there
indulgent
allowing someone to do or have what they want; treating someone with kindness especially when you should be strict
inevitable
impossible to avoid or prevent; certain to happen because that is what always has happened
ingrained
sth has existed for a long time and cannot easily be changed; sth that is difficult to remove
innovation
new development
innovative
new, original and advanced
let one's hair down
relax and enjoy oneself
literal
1.most basic meaning 2.understanding words or ideas only in a basic and obvious way and not showing much imagination
lodge
a small simple house in the countryside that people stay in, e.g. when they are fishing or hunting
lofty
very tall (building); based on high moral standards, therefore deserve to be admired (principles)
lush
looking green and healthy; very comfortable and expensive
mar
to spoil sth
notable
worth paying attention to
off the beaten track
away from usual routes and places
on a shoestring budget
with very little money
on the edge of one's seat
very excited
on the house
free of charge
on the loose
at large
ostensible
appearing to be true or stated by someone to be true but possibly false
over-the-top
more than is considered normal or suitable
paint the town red
go out and have a good time
perpetual
happening so often that you become annoyed as a result; continuing all the time
persevere
to continue trying to achieve sth difficult
pristine
sth that looks very clean, tidy or new
profound
very great; showing serious thought and wise ideas
protrude
to be further forward than the rest of sth
purification
the process of making sth clean by removing dirty or harmful substances from it
put sb down
to criticize
put sb through
cause sb pain
put up with
to bear
raucous
rude, noisy and violent; loud and rough (voice)
ravenous
very hungry
reject
not to agree to an offer, proposal or request
rendition
a particular way of of performing a song, poem, piece of music, etc.
repel v.
cause dislike (in)
riveting
extremely interesting or exciting
sanctuary
a place where you can be safe and comfortable
savage
wild
secluded
private, peaceful and not near other people or places
sequel
book, film, etc. that continues the story of an earlier one
serene
calm or peaceful
set off
to leave; to start
shanty town
an area where very poor people live in badly built houses made from sheets of wood, metal or other materials
smirk
to smile in an unpleasant way because sth bad has happened to someone else or because you think you have achieved an advantage
solitude
the state of being completely alone, especially when this is pleasant or relaxing
spire
the pointed top of a church tower or other building
staggering
extremely surprising
startling
very surprising
strenuous
needing a lot of effort, energy or strength
stunning
very impressive pr beautiful; surprising, powerful and effective
terrain
an area of land usually one that has a particular physical feature
temperate climate
climate that is never extremely hot or extremely cold
the crux of the matter
the most important aspect of sth
thought-provoking
interesting in a way that makes you think of new ideas or changes your attitude to sth
tranquil
calm, still and quiet
umpire
someone whose job is to make sure that players obey the rules in some sports, e.g. tennis, baseball, cricket
unjustified
not fair or based on any good reason
unparalleled
the best of a particular kind
unrivalled
unable to be bettered
wade through
to read or deal with a lot of boring information
yarn
cotton, wool or other fibres in the form of thick thread; a long story with a lot of exciting details
yield
produce