100 terms

EGAP 4 Vocab Quiz #6

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asset
(n) Things of value that a person or company owns.
deposit
(n) a small amount of the cost of something that you pay as proof that you intend to buy it
household
(n) the people in a family or other group that live in the same house
luxury
(n) great pleasure you get from something expensive and high quality
pension
(n) the amount of money someone gets from the government every month after they stop working because of age or serious illness
resign
(v) to officially leave you job, usually by writing a letter to your boss
resort
(n) a place people go to on holiday, that usually contains all the facilities they need, such as swimming pools, restaurants etc.
retire
(v) to leave your job and not work anymore, usually because of age
shortage
(n) when there is not enough of something, such as water or food
welfare
(n) a person's health and happiness
ambulance
(n) a motor vehicle for taking sick or injured people to hospital
funeral
(n) a ceremony for a dead person
gentleman
(n) a polite form used to talk about or address a man
grave
(n) a hole in the ground where someone is buried
identify
(v) to know who/what someone or something is
insult
(n) something said which is very rude and could upset someone
kit
(n) a set of things/supplies kept together in a box/container and used for a specific purpose
nail
(n) fingernail/toenail; the hard, smooth part that covers the end of your fingers or toes
stripe
(n) a long, narrow line of color, sometimes on the skin of an animal, such as a zebra
trigger
(v) to make something start to happen
ancestor
(n) a member of your family who lived a long time ago and is now dead
cite
(v) to write or say the words from a book or person, especially in academic work
devote
(v) to use a lot of your time or energy for a certain purpose
gene
(n) a part of a cell in a living thing that controls how it looks, how it grows etc
imply
(v) suggest in an indirect way that something is true
infer
(v) to form an opinion based on some known facts or information
interval
(n) a break during a show, performance, play, etc.
laundry
(n) clothes, towels, sheets, etc. that need to be washed or have been recently washed; the place where clothes are washed
pill
(n) a small, hard and usually round piece of medicine that you swallow
trial
(n) a legal process where it is decided if a person is guilty of a crime or not
clinic
(n) a place where people go for medical treatment
deaf
(adj) unable to hear at all, or having difficulty hearing
donate
(v) to give money to poor people or to a charity
fever
(n) high body temperature
grateful
(adj) thankful
horn
(n) a device that makes loud noise usually to warn people
surgery
(n) what a doctor does when he cuts open a part of you body in order to fix or remove something that is making you sick
therapy
(n) the work of helping someone with emotional, mental or physical problems without having an operation
tone
(n) expresses the sound quality
tune
(n) musical notes put together to sound nice
bound
(adj) certain (to do something or to happen)
cease
(v) to stop doing something
coal
(n) a hard black substance found under the ground and burnt to give heat
dispute
(n) a disagreement, especially one that goes on for a long time
horizontal
(adj) flat on a surface or parallel to the ground
petroleum
(n) a kind of oil that comes from under the ground and is used to make petrol.
praise
(n) to show you admire someone for who they are or something they did
radical
(adj) very new and different from what happened in the past
resemble
(v) to look or be like someone or something
spin
(v) make something go around in a circle
compromise
(n) an agreement between two sides even though it is not exactly what each wants
dimension
(n) a part of a situation, especially one that gives you a new feeling about part of your life
episode
(n) an event or a short period of time that is important or unusual
explode
(v) to violently break up into many different pieces
fragment
(n) a small piece that has been broken off something
manual
(adj) involving physical strength rather than your mind
mutual
(adj) shared or felt by two or more people
network
(n) a group of people who are connected to each other or work together
plot
(n) the story in a book, play or film
whoever
(pron) the person who
capture
(v) to catch a person, animal or things and keep it trapped
dialog
(n) a conversation that is written for a book, play or movie
dune
(n) a hill of sand that is usually made by the wind
flood
(n) a very large amount of water covering a place which is usually dry
inquiry
(n) a question requesting more information
layer
(n) an amount of something that covers a surface or exists between two other things
mayor
(n) the person who leads the government of a city or town
steep
(adj) describes a hill or mountain that rises very quickly and is difficult to climb
troops
(n) soliders working or fighting in large groups
tube
(n) a long, hollow object that contains or is used to control the flow of a liquid or gas
coast
(n) the land right next to the sea
decline
(v) to go down, get worse or move to a worse position
extraordinary
(adj) very unusual
march
(n) an organized event where many people walk together to express their ideas about something
parallel
(adj) similar and happening at the same time
parliament
(n) a group of people, usually elected, who create a country's laws
rear
(adj) at the back part of something or somewhere
sympathy
(n) when you show that you care about another person's problems
trail
(n) a path through the countryside that has been made for people to walk along
vertical
(adj) going straight up from a surface
adapt
(v) to change the way you behave in order to fit into a new situation
agenda
(n) a list of subjects for people to discuss at a meeting
ally
(n) someone who supports your views and ideas, especially when others do not
bias
(n) a behaviour in which you believe that some people's ideas are better than others, which often results in treating some people unfairly
capacity
(n) the most that a container, room or building can hold
diamond
(n) a very hard, valuable stone used in jewelry and also for cutting things in industry
dictate
(v) to decide or control what happens
footprint
(n) a mark left by your feet or shoes e.g. in the sand
neutral
(adj) not in support of or connected to either side in an argument, fight, war, etc.
pipe
(n) a long tube in which a liquid or gas can flow
acid
(n) A chemical that can destroy things it touches.
eager
(adj) when you want to do something very much
endangered
(adj) when the number of an animal or plant is decreasing and there is a danger that soon there will be none left
evolution
(n) a process of slow and gradual change
exploit
(v) to take advantage of someone or something for one's own benefit
implement
(v) begin to do or use something, such as a plan; put into action
inevitable
(adj) something that cannot be avoided
penalty
(n) punishment
species
(n) a group of animals that have the same characteristics
stream
(n) a small or narrow river that can be crossed easily
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