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affordable
(adj.) cheap enough for most people to be able to buy
amenity
(n.) a building, piece of equipment, or service that is provided for people's comfort or enjoyment
architect
(n.) someone whose job is to design buildings
architectural
(adj.) relating to architecture
architecture
(n.) the design and style of buildings
bathhouse
(n.) a public building where people can have a bath
compromise
(v.) to give up some of your demand after a disagreement with sombody in order to reach an agreement; or to lower your morals or standards
conservation
(n.) the protection of nature or ancient buildings
depress
(v.) to make someone feel very sad
depression
(n.) when you feel very unhappy, or a mental illness that makes you feel very unhappy and anxious for long periods
durable
(adj.) remaining in good condition for a long time
efficiency
(n.) when someone or something uses time and energy well, without wasting any
efficient
(adj.) working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way
emperor
(n.) the male ruler of an empire
environment
(n.) the conditions that you live or work in and the way that they influence how you feel or how effectively you can work
environmental
(adj.) relating to the environment
functionalism
(n.) the principle that the most important thing about an object such as a building is its use rather than what it looks like
green
(adj.) relating to nature and protecting the environment
green belt
(n.) an area of land around a city or town where no new building is allowed
install
(v.) to put a piece of equipment somewhere and make it ready for use
marble
(n.) hard, smooth stone which is often used for decoration
mosque
(n.) a building for Islamic religious activities and worship
mud
(n.) a thick liquid mixture of soil and water, or this mixture after it has dried
outskirts
(n.) the outer area of a city or town
palace
(n.) a very large building where a king, queen or president lives
responsible
(adj.) showing good judgment and able to be trusted
responsibly
(adv.) in a way that shows you have good judgment and can be trusted
skyscraper
(n.) a very tall building
solar panel
(n.) a piece of equipment that changes light from the sun into electricity
straw
(n.) the long, dried stems of plants such as wheat, often given to animals for sleeping on and eating
structural engineer
(n.) a person who is specially trained to examine buildings and discover if there are any problems with their structure
sultan
(n.) a ruler in some Muslim countries
tile
(n.) one of the flat, square pieces that are used for covering roofs, floors, or walls
tomb
(n.) a place where a dead person is buried, usually with a stone structure
tower
(n.) a very tall, narrow building, or part of a building
urban sprawl
(n.) the careless or untidy spread of a town or city

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