Unit 5 Wordlist
Terms in this set (70)
any character that lacks the superhuman powers that would normally be connotated in superhero. They are normally people who use special devices. An example of action heroes would be Batman.
relating to someone's life or autobiography
done in an obvious way that shows you are not embarrassed or ashamed to be doing something bad or illegal
to ask someone so many questions, give them so much information etc that it is difficult for them to deal with it all
a small thin book that gives you information about something
to force someone to accept a particular set of beliefs by repeating the same idea many times so that the person cannot think in an independent way
a small magazine containing details and pictures of goods or services that you can buy -> summer travel ...
a short news broadcast; a magazine or newspaper that a club or organization produces regularly to give information to its members
a series of things such as television advertisements or posters that try to persuade people to buy a product
a fictional character in a cartoon.
the process of removing parts of books, films, letters etc that are considered unsuitable for moral, religious, or political reasons
the number of copies of a newspaper or magazine sold each day, week etc -> a newspaper with a daily ... of more than 2 million
to change or remove the bad result of something -> This payment more than ... for what we've lost.
to end, especially by someone saying or doing something -> The article ... with the names and addresses of organizations that can help.
to decide that something is true after looking at all the evidence you have -> The report ... that a world recession was unlikely.
noticing that something exists or is happening and realizing that it is important -> We are ... that some people may not wish to work at night.
someone who buys and uses goods and services
a newspaper or television reporter, especially one who deals with a particular subject or area -> a political ...
someone who spends a lot of time sitting at home watching television
news about something on television or radio or in the newspapers -> You can see live ... of England's game against France.
showing that something is wrong or bad, or that someone has done something wrong or bad -> ... evidence of corruption in the commission
facts or information used for making calculations or decision -> The analysis was based on ... collected in the field.
to describe someone or something using words or pictures -> He was ... as a hero who died for his beliefs.
a camera that takes and stores pictures in the form of electronic signals
controlled, often in a negative way, because you have more power or influence
a set of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are published at the same time -> a copy of the latest ... of our magazine
in much bigger amount than is reasonable or necessary
the act of making something publicly known because you believe that it is wrong or illegal ->... of corruption within the government
books and stories about imaginary events and people; a report, story, or explanation that is not true
the main idea or most important point of something that someone has written or said -> I only got the ... of what he was saying.
attractive and interesting in an exciting and unusual way -> It's a very ... holiday destination.
reasons for what you say or do, or for being allowed to say or do something -> There do seem to be some ... for their complaints.
to see or hear something that is not really there, especially because of an illness or the effect of drugs
to give someone a disadvantage -> Some applicants were ... by their poor level of English.
from a low social class; not proud and not thinking that you are better than other people -> a ... man
to use a lot of advertisements and other publicity to influence or interest people
difficult or impossible to read -> Clare's handwriting is completely ... !
someone who is ... cannot read or write
something that is a copy of something else, usually not as good as the original thing -> a crude ... of Hitchcock's earlier work.
completely stupid -> He bombarded the lecturer with ... questions.
offensive -> I found his comments deeply ... .
someone whose job is to report the news for a newspaper, magazine, radio programme, or television programme
stories, poems, and plays, especially those that are considered to have value as art and not just entertainment
a writer's original pages of a book, article, or document before it is published -> Please send me a copy of your ... when it's finished.
a way of communicating information and ideas, especially to a lot of people, for example newspapers or television
to frequently ask someone to do something that they do not want to do -> My mum keeps ... me to tidy my room.
to make something have no effect
clear to almost anyone -> It's pretty ... he's crazy about you.
heavier than you should be; used about something that weighs more than it should -> ... baggage is subject to extra charges.
accepting what happens without trying to control or change events or to react to things -> Watching television is a relatively ... activity.
political disturbance or turmoil
to move someone to a job at a higher level; to attract people's attention to a product or event, for example by advertising
written language in its ordinary form, as opposed to poetry
to keep something within strict limits -> Doctors have ... the number of visits to two per day.
having doubts about something that other people think is true or right -> I'm very ... about the results of the survey.
to write or talk about an event in a way that makes it seem as exciting and shocking as possible
reasonable and practical -> This seems to be a ... way of dealing with the problem.
used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something -> Maya succeeded through ... hard work.
a television or radio series about a particular group of characters who deal with situations in a humorous way - a sitcom
a subliminal influence is one that may affect you even though you do not notice or think about it -> a ... advertising
the most important ideas or basic meaning of a discussion or a piece of writing -> He refused to discuss the ... of the meetings.
something ... is so strange that you cannot believe it is real
believing that someone has probably done something wrong; making you believe that something is wrong, dangerous, or illegal
moving quickly in circles, or making something move in this way
to try to persuade or to influence a particular group of people -> television advertising that is... at children
used for describing writing or words that you think are offensive
a collection or number of people, things, ideas etc that are all different from one another -> People study yoga for a ... of reasons.
extremely large -> a ... empty plain
relating to things that you can see -> Television news brings us ... images from around the world.
used for emphasizing a negative statement -> It had no effect ... .