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UNIT 3 / READING 5

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fellow
(adj) someone who has the same job
promote
(v) to give someone a more important job in the same organization
consistently
(adv) always behaving or happening in the same way
isolation
(n) the state of being separate from other people, places, or things
candidate
(n) one of the people taking part in an election or trying to get a job
boost
(v) to raise, to expand something
incident
(n) an event, usually bad or not common
deficit
(n) shortage or lack of something
ideal
(adj) excellent, best
nanny
(n) someone whose job is to look after a family's children
domain
(n) area, region
ignore
(v) to neglect
distraction
(n) something that makes you stop giving your attention to something else
anticipation
(n) hope
onset
(n) beginning, emergence of something
heritage
(n) cultural history
sophisticated
(adj) elaborate
seek out
(v) to look for, to search for
cue
(n) a signal that tells someone to start speaking or doing something
compensate
(v) to reduce the bad effect of something by doing something else
bond
(n) connection, link, relation
flawed
(adj) faulty, inaccurate, incorrect
personnel
(n) people who work for an organization
remedial
(adj) intended to improve something, curing
flexibility
(n) ability to change or adapt easily
socioeconomic status
(n) social and economic position
acquire
(v) to get something
exposure
(n) getting in contact with something and being affected by it
attain
(v) to achieve something
maintain
(v) to keep, to make something continue
mastery
(n) great skill or understanding of something
catch up
(v) to match, to come to the same level
hasten
(v) to make something happen faster, to accelerate
eventually
(adv) finally, at the end
accelerate
(v) to make something happen faster, to hasten
implication
(n) a result or effect that seems likely in the future
policy
(n) rules, plans
elaborate
(adj) detailed, sophisticated
excuse
(n) giving reasons for doing or not doing something
sincere
(adj) honest, open
resident
(n) inhabitant, tenant
accomplishment
(n) success, achievement
exhibit
(v) to show, to illustrate
extraordinary
(adj) surprising, unusual
document
(v) to create a record of something
dispute
(n) disagreement, argument
conform (to)
(v) to obey or agree with something
convention
(n) a custom or a way of acting or doing things
empirical
(adj) based on testing or experience
retain
(v) to continue to have or use something
transfer
(v) to move someone or something from one place to another
bilingual
(adj) able to speak two languages
monolingual
(adj) using only one language
distribution
(n) delivering, giving
border
(n) the line that separates two countries or states
ample
(adj) more than enough, plentiful
equal
(adj) the same in amount, number, or size
disparity
(n) difference, inequality
crucial
(adj) vital, essential
deficit
(n) an amount that is less than what is needed
proficient
(adj) qualified, capable, efficient
expertise
(n) special skill or knowledge, mastery
competitive
(adj) having a strong desire to win or be the best at something
content
(n) topics treated in a written work
extend
(v) to become longer, to expand, to increase
immersion
(n) complete involvement in some activity or interest
steadily
(adv) regularly, constantly
divide
(v) separate, split, disunite
worthwhile
(adj) valuable, useful
neural
(adj) relating to the nerves in your body
nonverbal
(adj) not involving or using words
delay
(v) to make something happen at a later time than originally planned
puppet
(n) a toy that you can move with strings or by putting your hand inside
absorb
(v) to grasp, to understand
in response to
(phrase) as an answer or reaction to something
geese
(n) plural for goose, a kind of bird
dementia
(n) gradual loss of memory and mental competence
evident
(adj) obvious, clear to mind
postpone
(v)to arrange for something to happen at a later time
measure
(v) to find out the size, length, or amount of something
reject
(v) to refuse
requirement
(n) something that you must do
global
(adj) relating to the whole world
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