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efficiency
the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy
resort
a place where many people go for a holiday
naturally
as you would expect; something that happens because of nature
radical
a very new and different from what is traditional
mutual
shared between two or more people
fascinate
to interest someone a lot
entitle
to give someone the right to do or have something
whenever
at any or every time that
conventional
Usual or traditional
illustration
a picture in a book, magazine, etc.; an example that explains or proves something
significance
the importance or meaning of something
sponsor
to give money to someone to support an activity, event, or organization, sometimes as a way to advertise your company or product
log
a long, heavy section of a tree that has fallen or been cut down
extraordinary
very unusual; very different from what is normal or ordinary
establishment
an organization or business; when an organization, school, business, etc. is started
remarkable
very unusual or noticeable in a way that you admire
sustain
to keep providing what is needed
ally
someone who supports you, especially when other people are against you; a country that has agreed to help another country, especially in a war
ethnic
connected with people who shares a cultural tradition
involvement
when someone or something is involved in an activity or event
philosophy
a study of ideas about the fundamental nature of life
hypothesis
an idea that leads to further study or discussion
liability
when you are legally responsible for something; a debt; a disadvantage
flood
a large amount of water covering an area of land that is usually dry
compensation
money that you pay to someone because you are responsible for injuring them or damaging something; money paid for work
segment
one of the parts that something can be divided into
compound
combining two or more parts to form something new
spin
to turn or cause someone or something to turn around repeatedly
operator
a person who uses and controls something [such as a machine, device, or business]; someone who operates something
newly
recently
advocate
to push for something positive
counsel
a lawyer; advice
burden
something difficult or unpleasant that you have to deal with or worry about
dare
to have enough courage or confidence to do something
offense
a criminal act; something that causes a person to be hurt, angry, or upset
impress
to make someone admire or respect you
venture
a new activity that may not be successful
virus
an infectious organism too small to be seen that causes disease, or an illness that it causes; a harmful computer program
anxiety
fear or nervousness about what might happen
comprehensive
including most or all things
rival
a person or thing that tries to defeat or be more successful than another
universal
done or experienced by everyone
expenditure
when you use energy, time, or money
recovery
when a system or situation or person returns to the way it was before something bad happened
mate
a friend; an animal's sexual partner
gesture
a movement you make with your hand, arm, or head to express what you are thinking or feeling
amendment
a change in the words of a document, or the process of doing this
deficit
the amount by which the money that you spend is more than the money that you receive
mortgage
money that you borrow to buy a home
abstract
relating to something that doesn't exist
literary
of or relating to literature
evolution
the way in which living things gradually change and develop over millions of years; a gradual process of change and development
keen
very interested or enthusiastic; very good or well developed
distinct
recognizably different in nature from something else
burst
to break open or into pieces in a sudden and violent way
precisely
exactly
therapy
the work of treating mental or physical illness without using an operation
tissue
the material that animals and plants are made of; a soft piece of paper that you use for cleaning your nose
flash
a sudden bright light
stroke
a serious illness caused when a blood vessel in your brain suddenly breaks or is blocked
promotion
when someone is given a more important job in the same organization; an advertising campaign or sale
charity
an official organization that gives money, food, or help to people who need it; money, food, or other help
tendency
something that someone often does, or something that often happens
barrier
something that prevents people from doing what they want to do
rid
to no longer have or be affected or bothered by [someone or something that is unwanted or annoying]
publisher
a company or person who prepares and prints books, newspapers, magazines, etc.
democratic
following or supporting the political system of democracy; where everyone has equal rights and can help to make decisions
govern
to officially control and lead, conduct the policy, make decisions
classical
music by people like Mozart and Stravinsky; traditional in style
impressive
Someone or something that is impressive makes you admire and respect them
implementation
to make a law, system, plan, etc. start to happen or operate
awareness
when you know about something
maintenance
the work that is done to keep something in good condition
inflation
the rate at which prices increase, or a continuing increase in prices
institutional
relating to a large and important organization, such as a government, university or bank
scope
the area that is included in or dealt with
absolute
complete and total
passion
a strong belief in something or a strong feeling about a subject; sexual feelings
motivate
to make someone enthusiastic about doing something
module
a part of an object that can operate alone, especially a part of a spacecraft; part of a course or a textbook
theoretical
related to an explanation that has not been proved
insight
the capacity to understand something very clearly
rail
a bar that goes from one post or support to another and that is used to form a barrier
aggressive
behaving in an angry and violent way towards others; using forceful methods in order to achieve
sake
the benefit of someone or something — used in phrases with for to say that something is done to help a particular person or thing
undergo
to experience or endure, be subjected to
embrace
to hold, or hug, someone; to accept new ideas, beliefs, etc. in an enthusiastic way
pile
a group of things that are put one on top of another
pale
light in color
acceptable
good enough; allowed or approved of
literally
having the real or original meaning of a word or phrase
allege
to say that someone has done something wrong or illegal, but not prove it
regulate
to set or adjust the amount, restrict something
cluster
a group of similar things that are close together
compromise
when you agree to something which is not exactly what you want
historic
important in history or likely to be important in history
gallery
a room or building that is used for showing paintings and other art to the public
celebration
when you celebrate a special day or event
personnel
the people who work for an organization
extract
to remove or take out
roughly
approximately
announcement
something that someone says officially, giving information about something
praise
to say or write good things about [someone or something]; to express approval of [someone or something]
excess
an amount that is more than the usual or necessary amount
depress
to make feel sad or depressed
complexity
involving a lot of different but connected parts in a way that is difficult to understand
stability
when something is not likely to change or move
comprise
to make up or form something
weakness
when someone or something is not strong or powerful; a part of something or someone that is not good
civilian
someone who is not a member of a military organization or the police
potentially
possibly
sanction
a punishment for not obeying a rule or a law
pump
a device that forces liquid, air, or gas into or out of something
chamber
a room used for an official or special purpose
veteran
someone who has been in the military; someone who has done a job or activity for a long time
stake
If something is at stake, it is in a situation where it might be lost or damaged; an amount of money invested in a business
dramatically
suddenly or unexpectedly; with much drama
carbon
a chemical element present in all animals and plants and in coal and oil [symbol C]
boom
a period when there is a big increase in sales or profits; a loud, deep sound
resign
to give up [a job or position] in a formal or official way
barely
only just
ceremony
a formal act or event that is a part of a social or religious occasion
pipe
a long, hollow tube for carrying water, steam, gas, etc.
hopefully
used, often at the start of a sentence, to express what you would like to happen
indication
a sign showing that something exists or is likely to be true
subsequently
happening after something else
presumably
used to say what you think is the likely situation
ownership
the state or fact of owning something
bless
to make [something or someone] holy by saying a special prayer
reckon
to think that something is probably true
surprisingly
in an unexpected way that makes someone feel surprised
filter
to pass a liquid or gas through a piece of equipment in order to remove solid pieces or other substances
reasonably
in a fair way, showing good judgment
tender
very loving and gentle; showing affection and love someone or something
vessel
a ship or large boat
controversial
causing a lot of disagreement or argument
uncertainty
not known, or not completely certain
fiction
literature and stories about imaginary people or events; not real
portrait
a painting, drawing, or photograph of someone
reflection
an image that is seen in a mirror or on a shiny surface
wander
to move around or go to different places usually without having a purpose or direction
differently
not in the same way as someone or something else
empire
a group of countries or regions that are controlled by one ruler or one government
royal
of or relating to a king or queen
curtain
a piece of cloth that hangs down from above a window and can be used to cover the window
flexible
capable of being easily bent or changed without breaking
shore
the land along the edge of an area of water [such as an ocean, lake, etc.]
voluntary
done or given by their own will and not forced to do
genuine
If a person or their feelings are genuine, they are sincere and honest; real
swear
to state [something] very strongly and sincerely
refugee
someone who has been forced to leave their country, especially because of a war
alongside
next to someone or something