Unit 6 Wordlist
Terms in this set (57)
to be present in large numbers or amounts -> Rumours ... about the breakup of her marriage.
to state firmly that something is true -> He has continued to ... his innocence.
the air round the Earth or round another planet
the mood or feeling that exists in a place and affects the people who are there -> After Joe left there was a more relaxed ... at home.
a piece of equipment with two parts that you hold against your eyes and look through to see distant objects more clearly
born and bred
used for saying where someone was born and grew up -> Jane was ... in Seattle.
causing a serious illness caused by a group of cells in the body increasing in an uncontrolled way -> lung / breast / prostate ...
a situation in which wild animals are kept in a place such as a park or zoo instead of living in their natural environment -> crocodiles that were born in ...
the type of weather that a country or region has -> a hot / cold / mild / warm ...
a young bear, lion, fox, wolf, or other wild animal
a strong movement of water / air in one direction -> Birds of prey use air ... to lift them.
not existing or working any more
damage that is so severe that something stops existing or can never return to its normal state -> the ... of the environment
very severe or serious -> Refugees are arriving in ... need of food and medical attention.
including people from many different cultures or races; very different from each other -> The newspaper aims to cover a ... range of issues.
a bad event, usually death, destruction, or complete failure, that will happen in the future and cannot be avoided
cold air that blows into a room and makes you feel uncomfortable
to be the best possible example of a particular type of person or thing -> Singapore's Changi airport ... the state's efficiency.
a period of time that has a particular quality or character.; a historical period with a particular character or feature -> the colonial / Roman ...
the size and importance of a problem or situation -> the ... of the damage / injury
someone who trains and uses falcons to hunt
a very large mass of ice that moves very slowly
the slow increase in the temperature of the Earth caused partly by the greenhouse effect increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
a large bird that kills other birds and animals for food. It is sometimes used for hunting.
likely or certain to happen very soon -> Many species of animal are in ... danger of extinction.
able to influence the way other people think or behave -> He is one of the most ... figures in the government.
used for talking about the degree to which something happens -> She cites other scholars' work only ... it supports her own theories.
the activity of being with and talking to other people, and the way that people react to each other -> the... between mother and baby
a subject that people discuss or argue about, especially relating to society, politics etc -> It's a website devoted to environmental ... .
the yellowish-white bone that an elephant's tusks are made of
a ... animal or plant has grown to its full size -> The ... bull weighs around 900 kilos.
a period of 1,000 years
to be going to happen soon -> The end of the world is ... !
... animals are active at night rather than during the day
in the sea, not on the land. This word is used especially for talking about the oil industry.
a statement about what you think will happen in the future, or the process of making such a statement -> ... that inflation will hold to 8.5% this year.
an animal that is caught by another animal and eaten
according to some religions, a man sent by God to lead people and teach them their religious beliefs
quantity of something that is a part or share of the whole -> Only a small ... of graduates fail to find employment.
a group of people who are similar because they have the same skin colour or other physical features
things such as coal, trees, and oil that exist in nature and can be used by people -> Many of these countries are rich in timber and mineral ... .
a situation in which people completely change their government or political system, usually by force
a large flat area of land covered with grass in a warm part of the world
plant or animal group whose members all have similar general features and are able to produce young plants or animals together
to make a short, high noise -> The door ... open.
a long thin part of a plant with a flower, fruit, or leaf at the end -> celery / mushroom / cherry ...
important, or real; large in amount or degree -> ... differences between population groups.
to stay alive despite an injury, illness, war etc -> His doctor says it's a miracle that he ... .
done in the same way for a very long time -> a ... custom/method/procedure
a fast and powerful flow of liquid, especially water
one of the two very long pointed teeth on an animal such as an elephant or a walrus
a simple living thing that is smaller than bacteria and that can enter your body and make you ill. A vaccine is a medicine that makes you immune to a particular ... .
full of energy and life; very important, necessary, or essential
a ... action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to, it is done for no pay
a soldier, especially in the past
an African wild animal that is a type of antelope with curved horns
an area of land where people do not live or grow crops and where there are no buildings -> the Alaskan ...