73 terms

Chapter 6

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connection
the way in which two facts, ideas, events etc. are related to each other [= link]
emerge
to appear or come out from somewhere [= rise]
supply
an amount of something that is available to be used
food court
the area in a shopping center where there are many small restaurants
import
to bring a product from another so that it can be sold there
concept
idea, notion, thought
trade
the activity of buying and selling or exchanging goods
shift
a change in the way something is done
preserve
to store food for a long time after treating it so that it will not decay
nutrient
a chemical or food that provides what is needed for plants or animals to live and grow
cuisine
a particular style of cooking ; food
commodity
a product that is bought and sold
approximately
close to a particular number [= roughly, almost]
path
track, way
rely
to trust or depend on someone or something to do what you need or expect them to do [=depend]
key
major, main, important
distant
far away in space or time [= remote]
contribute
play a part; participate
seed
a small, hard object produced by plants, from which a new plant of the same kind grows
huge
extremely large in size, amount, or degree [= enormous]
obstacle
something that makes it difficult to achieve something [= hurdle]
concerned
worried about something [= alarmed, anxious]
illustrate
to make the meaning of something clearer by giving examples [= explain, demonstrate]
starve
to suffer or die because you do not have enough to eat
diverse
very different from each other [= varied]
susceptible
likely to suffer from a particular illness or be affected by a particular problem [= vulnerable]
endanger
to put someone or something in danger of being hurt, damaged, or destroyed
priority
the most important thing that needs attention before anything else [= importance]
flavor
the particular taste of a food or drink [= taste]
diseased
sick, unhealthy
disease
an illness which affects a person, animal or a plant
corner
a distant place in another part of the world
attempt
an act of trying to do something, especially something difficult
characteristic
feature, quality
post
to put a message or computer document on the Internet so that other people can see it
increasingly
more and more all the time
entertainment
things such as films, television, performances etc. that are intended to amuse or interest people
give up
to stop doing something, especially something that you do regularly
privacy
the state of being able to be alone, and not be seen or heard by other people
embarrassing
making you feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable
tragic
very sad, often involving death and suffering
give up
to stop doing something, especially something that you do regularly
viewer
someone who watches television [= spectator]
talent
a natural ability to do something well [= skill]
audience
the people who come to watch and listen to someone speaking or performing in public
judge
someone who decides on the result of a competition
disgusting
extremely unpleasant and making you feel sick
swallow
to make food or drink go down your throat and towards your stomach
barefoot
not wearing shoes
it goes without saying
it is used to say that something is clearly true ; it is obvious or clear
a good deal
a large amount
discomfort
a feeling of being uncomfortable physically or mentally
version
a copy of something that has been changed so that it is slightly different [= type]
overcome
succeed in controlling or dealing with something such as a problem
overweight
too heavy and fat
aim at
intended for a particular person or group of people
intimate
relating to very private or personal matters
ultimate
most extreme or important because either the original or final, or the best or worst
blog
a web page that is made up of information about a particular subject
catch on
to become fashionable or popular
on the surface
what is easy to notice [= superficial]
confuse
to mix up two separate things or people in your mind, imagining that they are one
flaw
a mistake, mark, or weakness that makes something imperfect [= fault, defect]
imperfect
not completely correct or perfect
vote
to express your choice by officially marking a paper or by raising your hand
tragedy
a very sad event, that shocks people because it involves death
values
your ideas about what is right and wrong, or what is important in life
preceding
existing or happening before someone or something [= former]
visualize
to form a picture of someone or something in your mind [= imagine]
obvious
easy to notice or understand [= clear]
convince
to make someone feel certain that something is true [= persuade]
task
a piece of work that must be done, that is difficult or that must be done regularly [= job]
patience
the ability to continue waiting or doing something for a long time without becoming angry