Unit 3 Wordlist
Terms in this set (79)
used for saying that something changes or is different depending on the situation; if you do something .... a plan or system, you do it in a way that agrees with this plan or system
to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
a feeling or attitude of being certain that something is true; a statement that something will happen or is true, made in order to remove any doubt about it
to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true, especially in order to remove doubt about it; to do everything that you can in order to make certain that something happens
the power to make decisions or tell people what to do; an organization or institution that controls something, often a public service
if you are ... from someone's behaviour or from some problem etc., you cannot understand it or solve it
the important ideas, facts, or actions from which something can develop
to show that something is true or that someone is telling the truth -> Scientific evidence ... the claim that stress and disease are linked.
to make someone feel more positive or more confident; to try to make people want to buy a product, visit a place etc, by talking about it publicly in a very positive way
a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess
the process of temporarily preventing people from using a place, for example a road or bridge
something that combines several things; the process of putting, using, or mixing things together
something that everyone knows
giving your attention to something because you think it is important -> He's more ... with what people think of him than anything else.
concerned (involved in sth)
involved in something, or affected by something -> It was a difficult time for all ... (=for everyone who was involved).
based on facts and information -> Let me give you a ... example of what I mean.
the belief that you are able to do things well -> He's a nice boy, but he doesn't have much ... .
a ... subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
something that is ... is not certain because it is possible for people to have different opinions about it
to become less or worse; to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
to keep someone in a police station or prison and not allow them to leave; to keep someone in hospital because they are too ill to leave
to say that you do not have any responsibility for something, knowledge of something, or interest in something
to make changes in the way that someone looks so that other people will not recognize them -> She arrived at his home ... as a man.
the process of getting rid of something -> the ... of nuclear waste at sea
not feeling certain about something; not certain or likely to happen or be true
someone who lives in a particular type of place -> a city/country/cave ...
all the people who are allowed to vote in an election
an organized occasion such as a party or sports competition; something that happens, especially something that involves several people
describing something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is; done in an extreme way that does not seem sincere or natural
the process of making a business, organization, or activity grow by including more people, moving into new areas, selling more products etc
adverb: spreading over a large area; very large in amount or degree; involving a lot of details and information; spreading over a large area
a ... event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens
used especially in letters to show that you are referring to a previous letter or conversation -> ... our recent telephone conversation, I am writing to confirm our meeting.
to start or continue to do something, especially after waiting for permission -> '...,' he insisted. 'I won't interrupt again.'
to go to a place before someone else who you are with -> You ... and we'll wait here for Sally.
dangerous, especially to people's health or safety -> ... driving conditions
the place where a company or organization has its main offices; the place from which military action is controlled.
something that happens, especially a violent, criminal, or dangerous event -> Police are appealing for witnesses to the ... .
to show that there is a good reason for something, especially something that other people think is wrong -> You'll be expected to ... your actions.
the chance that something might happen
to appear as a large shape that is not clear, usually in a threatening way -> Suddenly the mountains ... up out of the mist.
to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true
used for introducing an additional and important fact that supports or emphasizes what you have just said
formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
famous for something bad -> a ... criminal
someone who uses a room, building, area of land, seat, bed, or other place during a period of time -> The ... of the second car suffered minor injuries.
defeated in a fight or game; if you ... someone you affected her / him so strongly that they cannot think or behave normally
possible or likely in the future -> The disease is a ... killer.
newspapers and news magazines; a machine used for printing newspapers, books, or magazines
feel proud about an achievement, skill, or special quality that you have
important and well known -> She is likely to play a ... part in the presidential campaign.
the size or shape of something; the degree of importance of something -> a disaster of catastrophic ...
the possibility that something will happen, especially something good; chances of success, especially in a job or career -> employment ...
if a vehicle or driver ... a road, they stop by the side of it -> If you're feeling sleepy, ... the road immediately and have a rest
to say or write words that someone else has said or written
someone who leaves their country, especially during a war or other threatening event
to not agree to an offer, proposal, or request; to refuse to take something, for example because it is damaged or is not what you wanted
someone who lives in a particular place -> They are both ... of the same village.
restore (exist again)
to cause a particular situation to exist again, especially a positive one -> electricity had been ... .
to make someone or something start being in a particular situation again -> Within minutes we had ... the kitchen to its former tidiness.
to start something again after stopping temporarily; to be started again after being stopped temporarily -> Talks will ... later.
to destroy something completely
a long road used by planes when they land and take off, usually at an airport
a situation that shocks you and makes you angry, especially one that you think someone in authority should change -> It's a ... that companies can charge so much for phone calls.
to make an area or building safe; to get or achieve something important -> He ... widespread support among the party's senior members.
a ... problem is very serious and worrying; ... weather is extremely unpleasant and likely to cause harm or damage
ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen -> There has been a great deal of ... about what will happen after the elections.
someone whose job is to officially represent an organization, for example in dealing with journalists
to be ready to do something; to be loyal to someone who is in a difficult situation -> We knew they would ... us no matter what we'd done.
pressure caused by a difficult situation; mental pressure or worry -> i was feeling overworked and under ... .
the action of deliberately killing yourself
someone or something that still exists after every other member of a group has died or been destroyed -> He is the sole ... of the 1935 winnin
a large building where train, boat, or bus services start and finish
an amount of money that you pay to use a bridge or a road
to make someone or something completely different, usually in a way that makes them more attractive, easier to use etc -> Working with abused children ... Scott's life.
... on something = to almost be in a particular state -> The test was so difficult it was ... on the ridiculous.
someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime; someone who has suffered as a result of the actions or negative attitudes of someone else or of people in general
a serious promise