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Interactions 2 Chapter 1: Education (Diamond Edition)

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a great deal of
a large amount of something
accomplishment
something successful or impressive that is
achieved after a lot of effort and hard work
achieve
to successfully complete something or get a good
result, especially by working hard
adjust
to gradually become familiar with a new situation
advisor
someone whose job is to give advice because
they know a lot about a subject, especially in
business, law, or politics
afford
to have enough money to buy or pay for
something
aid
help, such as money or food, given by an
organization or government to a country or to
people who are in a difficult situation
assess
to make a judgment about a person or situation
after thinking carefully about it
assessment
a process in which you make a judgment about a
person or situation, or the judgment you make
balance
to consider the importance of one thing in relation
to something else when you are making a
decision
bright
intelligent and able to learn things quickly
cause
lead to an outcome
challenge
something that tests strength, skill, or ability,
especially in a way that is interesting
clearly
without any doubt
clue
a piece of information that helps you solve an
answer, a question etc.
collect
to get things of the same type from different
places and bring them together
combination
to put 2 or more things together to form a new thing
common
happening often and to many people or in many
places
compare
to examine or judge two or more things in order to
show how they are similar to or different from
each other
competitive
determined or trying very hard to be more
successful than other people or businesses
component
one of several parts that together make up a
whole machine, system etc.
contrast
to look at 2 things and find the differences
contribute
to give something to help make something
happen
counsel
to advise someone
counseling
advice and support given by a counselor to
someone with problems, usually after talking to
them
cram
to prepare yourself for an examination by learning
a lot of information quickly
curriculum
the subjects that are taught by a school, college,
etc., or the things that are studied in a particular
subject [plural = curricula]
deal with
to take the necessary action, especially in order to
solve a problem
depression
a severe feeling of sadness that makes you think
there is no hope for the future
desirable
something that is desirable is worth having or
doing
determine
to officially decide something
differentiate
to recognize or express the difference between
things or people
discipline
the ability to control your own behavior, so that
you do what you are expected to do
diversity
a range of different people, things, or ideas
drawback
a disadvantage of a situation, plan, product etc.
due
expected to happen or arrive at a particular time
effective
successful, and working in the way that was
intended
effort
the physical or mental energy that is needed to do
something
entire
used when you want to emphasize that you mean
all of a group, period of time, amount etc.
essential
extremely important and necessary
ethnic
relating to a particular race, nation, or tribe and
their customs and traditions
exciting
making you feel happy, interested, or hopeful
because something good has happened or will
happen
exhaustion
extreme tiredness
exploration
the act of exploring something
explore
to discuss or think about something carefully
famous
known about by many people in many places
financial aid
money given or lent to students at college or
university to pay for their education
fit
to be convenient for or to match a person, place,
situation, etc. well
focus
to give special attention to one particular person
or thing, or to make people do this
global
referring to the entire world; across the entire world.
goal
the thing you want to accomplish
hand out
to give something to each person in a group
heterogeneous
consisting of parts or members that are very
different from each other
homogeneous
consisting of people or things that are all of the
same type
huge
extremely large in size, amount, or degree
identical
exactly the same, or very similar
immediately
without delay, at once
in contrast to
a difference between people, ideas, situations,
things, etc. that are being compared
interest
to make someone want to pay attention to
something and find out more about it
isolated
far away from any others (e.g. an isolated
building, an isolated village, etc.)
limit
to stop an amount or number from increasing
beyond a particular point
loan
an amount of money that you borrow from a bank,
a person, etc.
major
very large or important, when compared to other
things or people of a similar kind
map out
to plan carefully how something will happen
necessary
has to happen; vital
occur
to happen or exist in a particular place or situation
passion
a very strong belief or feeling about something
perfect
exactly what is needed for a particular purpose,
situation, or person
perform
to do a task/activity, especially something difficult
or useful
performance
how well or badly a person, company, etc. does a
particular job or activity
profession
a job that needs a high level of education and
training
province
one of the large areas into which some countries
are divided, and which usually has its own local
government
ranking
a position on a scale that shows how good
someone or something is when compared with
others
rate
a charge or payment that is set according to a
standard scale (e.g. tax rate, loan rate)
refer
to mention or speak about someone or something
reflect
to show or be a sign of a particular situation or
feeling
requirement
something that someone needs or asks for
rise
to increase in number, amount, or value
scholarship
an amount of money that is given to someone by
an educational organization to help pay for their
education
seem
to appear to exist or be true, or to have a
particular quality
separate
to divide or split into different parts, or to make
something do this
serious
involving or deserving a lot of thought, attention,
or work
status
your social or professional rank or position,
considered in relation to other people
stress
continuous feelings of worry about your work or
personal life, that prevent you from relaxing
suggest
recommend or hint at something to someone
track
1) to put schoolchildren in groups according to
their ability
2) to record or study the behavior or
development of someone or something over
time
transition
when something changes from one form or state
to another
troublesome
causing problems, in an annoying way
tuition
causing problems, in an annoying way
values
your ideas about what is right and wrong, or what
is important in life
wide
including or involving a large variety of different
people, things, or situations
wise
wise decisions and actions are sensible and
based on good judgment
worry
to be anxious or unhappy about someone or
something, so that you think about them a lot