Unit 4 Wordlist
Terms in this set (61)
the process by which something increases in amount or is collected together over time -> slow ... of cholesterol in the arteries
to make a piece of equipment or a process start working
good enough or large enough for a particular purpose -> The house is perfectly ... for just the two of us.
something that makes one person or thing more likely to succeed than others -> the ... of a good education
afford (a view)
if you can ... something, you have enough money to be able to pay for it or you can do it without having to worry about it causing problems for you.
used for showing that an amount, number, time etc is not exact -> ... 60,000 people filled the stadium.
a large window that sticks out from the main wall of a house
a plant that is smaller than a tree and has a lot of thin branches growing close -> a currant ...
the amount of something that can be put in a container, or the number of people that a place has room for -> There are plans to increase the ... of the stadium.
the most important church in an area that a bishop controls -> St. Paul's ...
to put too many things in a place so that it looks untidy -> His bedroom was ... with books and papers.
small and crowded -> It was ... in the little cabin.
to make land suitable for growing crops or plants; to grow crops or plants, especially in large quantities
something that is ... is slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way or when it should be dry -> The wood won't burn if it's ... .
relating to people's homes and family life; relating to the country being talked about, and not other countries -> ... politics
a ... animal is one that is kept as a pet or on a farm
a hill of sand on a beach or in a desert
relating to the economy of a particular country or region; relating to business, industry, and trade
a set of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are published at the same time -> the December ... of our magazine
the part of a large river where it becomes wide and flows into the sea
at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen -> 'Did they ever pay you?' '..., yes.'
used for emphasizing that something is available to or limited to one specific person, thing, or group -> a club ... for women
someone who has a particular skill or who knows a lot about a particular subject -> a computer ...
to concentrate on something and pay particular attention to it; to turn a part on a camera, telescope, microscope etc until you can see something clearly
a ... house, flat, or room is one that you rent with furniture already in it; with a particular type or amount of furniture
the fact that someone lives in a place -> The house showed no obvious signs of ... .
an object, usually made of metal, that fastens a door to a wall, or a lid to a container, and allows it to open and shut
the line in the distance where the sky seems to meet the earth -> The sun was setting on the ... .
an ... road, path etc is impossible to travel along, especially because the weather is too bad
making you feel enthusiastic or excited about something -> an ... story
something that is ... is attractive and makes you want to experience it -> an ... outdoor pool
a legal contract in which you agree to pay to use someone else's building, land, or equipment for a specific period of time
a place that you pay to live in temporarily, for example when you are visiting an area
a shelf above the opening of a fireplace
relating to the period of European history between about the year 1000 ad and the year 1500; very old-fashioned
stopped moving or what you are doing for a short time before starting again -> She ... at the door and then left.
an area where only pedestrians are allowed
happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future
to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should; to make someone believe that something is true
relating to your body rather than your mind; relating to the way that someone or something looks -> ... appearance
a small area covered by a roof at the entrance to a house or other building; a veranda (US)
something that you own
the buildings and land that a business or organization uses
a house or other place where someone lives, especially a large house used by an important person -> the President's official ...
a ... metal object is covered in rust; red-brown in colour
natural things such as trees, hills, and lakes that you can see in a particular place -> Switzerland has some spectacular ... .
work that you do without the help of a teacher
used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something -> We were overwhelmed by the ... volume of work.
an area of land where something is being built or could be built -> a construction ...
a very large metal container used in the building industry for waste. It is carried away by a truck when it is full.
existing in small amounts, or a large distance apart -> a ... populated country
extremely impressive -> We had a ... view of the coastline from the plane.
someone who lives in a place without permission and without paying the owner
a narrow area of water that joins two larger areas of water
much better than other people or things -> Radcliffe is ... of her rivals.
the right to use a flat, building, or a piece of land that you rent from the person who owns it
to be much taller than someone or something else
used for saying that something is certainly true or is accepted by everyone
not attractive or pleasant -> The water in the lake looked cold and ... .
standing, pointing, or moving straight up. Something that is ... is parallel to the ground or its base
the area near a particular place -> a university somewhere in the ... of London