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hope
something good that you want to have in the future
aspiration
something that you wish to achieve [= ambition]
pride
a feeling of pleasure for something you have achieved
creative
very good at using imagination to make things; full of details [= inventive]
collection
a set of similar things that are kept or brought together
transportation
a system of vehicles, such as buses, trains, etc. for getting from one place to another
explore
to discuss or think about something carefully
pollutant
a substance that makes air, water, soil etc. dangerously dirty caused by cars, factories etc.
outdoors
outside; not in a building ≠ indoors
variety
many different types of things or people [= diversity]
predict
to say in advance that something will happen [= expect, foretell]
nightmare
an unpleasant event or experience
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commute
to regularly travel a long distance to get to work Ali commutes to Al Kharj every day.
affluent
having plenty of money, nice houses, expensive things etc. [= rich, prosperous]
priority
something that is very important and that must be dealt with before other things
trash
things that you throw away, such as empty bottles, used papers, etc. [= rubbish]
produce
food that is grown or obtained through farming
recycle
to put used objects or materials through a special process so that they can be used again
crops
plants such as grains, fruits or vegetables grown in large amounts
cultivate
to plant and take care of a particular crop [= grow]
recommend
to say that something or someone is good for a particular purpose or job [= praise]
access
the right to enter a place, use something, see someone etc.
worsen
to become worse or make something worse ≠ improve
mayor
the person elected to lead the government of a town or city
prove
to show that something is true Tests have proved that the system works.
former
happening or existing before [= previous]
practical
a person who is good at dealing with problems [= reasonable]
leadership
the position of being the leader of a group, organization, country etc.
environment
the air, water, and in which people, animals and plants live
income
money that is earned from doing work [= salary]
exchange
the act of giving someone something and receiving something else from him
major
more important, bigger or more serious than others of the same type [= chief]
efficient
working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way [= effective]
load
to put a large quantity of something into a vehicle or container ≠ unload
pleasant
enjoyable or attractive and making you feel happy [= nice]
volunteer
to offer to do something without expecting any reward
herbal
made of herbs
advantage
something that helps you to become more successful than others
common
belonging to or shared by two or more people or things
solution
the answer to a problem Both sides are trying to find a peaceful solution.
feature
a quality or important part of something
modern
made or done using the most recent designs or methods [= up to date]
growth
an increase in the size or the importance of something
encourage
to give someone the courage or confidence to do something
willing
prepared to do something [= ready]
incorporate
to include something as part of a group, system, plan, etc.
take advantage
of
to use a particular situation to do or get what you want
neighborhood
an area of a town or city
pedestrian
someone who is walking rather than travelling in a vehicle
provide
to give someone something that he needs
symbol
a sign, shape or object which is used to represent something else
overcrowded
containing too many people or things
identify
to distinguish something or discover exactly what it is [= recognize]
emphasis
the particular importance or attention that you give to something [= stress]
to state
to formally say or write a piece of information or your opinion
imply
to suggest that something is true, without saying this directly
infer
something that you think is true, based on information that you have
consist
made of or formed from something
treatment
something that is done to cure someone who is injured or ill
symptom
something wrong with your body or mind which shows that you have a particular illness [= sign,
indication]
syndrome
an illness which consists of a set of physical or mental problems
sore
a painful, often red, place on your body caused by a wound or infection
tiredness
feeling a need to rest or sleep
respiratory
relating to breathing or your lungs
infection
a disease that affects a particular part of the body and is caused by bacteria or a virus
mysterious
difficult to explain or understand [= unclear]
expert
someone who has a special skill or special knowledge of a subject [= professional]
investigate
to examine a crime, problem etc.; to carefully discover the truth
nationwide
happening or existing in every part of the country; everywhere
create
to invent or design something [= produce, generate]
recent
happened or started only a short time ago
mold
a soft green or grey growth which develops on old food or on objects that have been left for too
long in warm wet air
tonsillitis
inflammation of tonsils
bronchitis
inflammation of bronchial tubes
pneumonia
a serious illness that affects the lungs and makes it difficult for you to breathe
to heat
to make something become warm or hot [= warm up]
particle
a very small piece of something
synthetic
man made [= artificial]
lack
when there is not enough of something, or none of it [= shortage]
ventilate
to let fresh air into a room, building etc.
leak
to escape through or crack in a pipe or container
release
to let a substance flow out
toxic
containing poison, or caused by poisonous substances [= poisonous]
tight
firmly attached and difficult to move
determine
to find out the facts about something [= establish, decide]
specific
relating to one thing and not others [= particular]
available
able to be obtained, used or reached
sounds
convey a specified impression when heard; seems
actually
in fact or really
interaction
a process by which two or more things affect each other
conference
a meeting in which especially business matters are discussed formally
accidentally
happening without being planned or intended [= by chance]
drug addict
someone who is unable to stop taking drugs
to counse
to give advice to someone
allow
to let someone do or have something, or let something happen [= permit]