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Unit 15 Wordlist

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abandon
to leave someone when you should stay with them and look after them -> His mother ... him when he was five days old.
anaesthetic
a drug or gas that is given to someone before a medical operation to stop them feeling pain.
appreciate
to recognize the good or special qualities of a person, place, or thing -> She feels that her family doesn't really ... her.
appreciate
to be grateful for something -> I really ... all your help.
attitude
someone's opinions or feelings about something, especially as shown by their behaviour -> ... towards the older members of the group
awkward
difficult to deal with and embarrassing -> It's a bit ..., because he's my friend but I'm still his boss.
biased
preferring one person, thing, or idea to another in a way that is unfair
bitter
feeling angry or upset because of a bad experience, especially when you think that you have been treated unfairly -> I'm still ... about the whole affair.
candidate
one of the people competing in an election / for a job / for a prize
cherish
to keep something pleasant in your mind for a long time -> I ... the memory of those happy times.
clue
a piece of information that helps explain a situation or provide a solution to a problem -> These writings provide ... to the crisis in Dickens' private life.
concerned
caring about what happens to someone -> She's genuinely ... about you.
confirm
to tell someone, usually by writing or telephoning, that something will definitely happen at the time or in the way that has been arranged
conscientious
working hard and careful to do things well
consolation
something that makes you feel less unhappy or disappointed -> It was some ... to know that no one else had passed the test.
convince
to make someone believe that something is true / to persuade someone to do something
decorate
to make something look more attractive by putting nice things on it or in it -> ... Christmas tree
decorate
(British) to put paint or paper on the walls of a room
define
to describe clearly and exactly what something is -> The responsibilities of each team member need to be clearly ... .
deplore
to dislike something very much, often because you think it is immoral
detective
someone who is paid by other people to find out information
display
to put something in a particular place so that people can see it easily -> Could you ... this poster in your window?
display
(behaviour) to show a feeling, quality, or attitude by the way you behave
distract
to get someone's attention and prevent them from concentrating on something -> She was ... by the sound of running water.
dread
to feel very worried about something that might happen or something that is going to happen -> I ... the day she finds out.
emphasis
special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular -> We should place greater ... on staff development.
establish
to make something start to exist or start to happen; to start an organization or company
estimate
to say what you think an amount or value will be, either by guessing or by using available information to calculate it -> The total cost was ... at £600,000.
exhibit
to put something interesting in a museum or other public place so that people can go and look at it
exhibit
(formal) to show a particular feeling, quality, ability, or form of behaviour -> She was ... symptoms of stress.
extract
(formal) to remove something from a particular place -> He opened a drawer and ... a file.
extract
to remove a substance from another substance -> a method of ... sulphur from copper ore
favouritism
the unfair practice of giving someone help or advantages that you do not give to others
flabbergasted
very surprised or shocked
folio number
in mutual funds, a unique number identifying your account with the fund
grieve
to feel extremely sad because someone has died -> He's still ... for his wife.
handbook
a small book that gives information about a subject or instructions about how to use something
identical
exactly the same
ignorance
lack of knowledge or facts about a situation or a particular subject -> ... of the law is no excuse.
image
an opinion that people have about someone or something, which may not be a true one -> We have an ... of the US as a very rich country.
image
a picture or idea of something in your mind
imply
if one thing ... another thing, the other thing is likely to exist or be true -> The presence of stairs in the ruins ... an upper floor.
indicate
to show that something will happen, is true, or exists -> A survey ... that 89 per cent of people recycle paper.
indicate
(opinion) to express an intention, opinion, or wish in an indirect way -> Her tone ... that she didn't believe a word of my explanation.
infer
to form an opinion about something that is based on information that you already have -> Her appearance led them to ... that she was very wealthy.
infringement
breaking a law, rule, or agreement / limiting or reducing someone's legal rights or freedom
interpret
to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way ->This move was ... in two ways.
interpret
(translating) to translate what someone is saying in one language into another
intrusion
something that interrupts a peaceful situation or a private event -> It's so quiet here that the occasional distant siren is the only ... .
knowledgeable
knowing a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject -> He's extremely ... about business and finance.
laborious
a ... job, process or way of doing is long, difficult, and often boring
loathe
to dislike someone or something very much
lurch
to move suddenly in a way that is not smooth or controlled -> Joe ... drunkenly into the room.
manner
the way that you do something, or the way that something happens / a way of behaving or speaking
mannerism
a particular way of speaking or moving that someone has -> little shakes of the head and other odd ...
mentality
a particular attitude or way of thinking, especially one that you do not approve of -> I can't understand the ... of these people.
mourn
to feel extremely sad because someone has died, and to express this in public -> Many came to ... their friend.
no hard feelings
used for telling someone that you are not angry with them after an argument or disagreement -> I wanted to show you there are ... .
notion
knowledge or understanding of something -> I haven't the faintest ... what you're talking about.
notion
an opinion or belief, especially one that is wrong or silly -> Employment decisions should never be based on misconceived ... about age.
obsessed
considering someone or something as so important that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people
overwhelm
to affect someone's emotions in a very powerful way -> Her beauty completely ... him.
overwhelmed
existing in such great amounts that someone or something cannot deal with them -> She was ... by expenses.
particular
used for emphasizing that you are talking about one specific person or thing and not anyone or anything else
pedantic
giving too much importance to details and formal rules, especially of grammar
picnic
a meal eaten outside, especially in the countryside
plead
to ask for something in an urgent or emotional way -> 'Please help us,' Claire ... .
plead
(legal) to say in a court of law whether you are guilty of a crime or not
posture
the position that your body is in when you sit, stand, or walk
predict
to say what you think will happen in the future
prejudice
an unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially the feeling of not liking a particular group of people -> ... against women in politics
psychological
involving or affecting your mind; caused by your feelings or thoughts
quirk
a strange or annoying habit
reaction
the way that you feel or behave as a result of something that happens -> My mother's initial ... was quite unexpected.
rebel
to oppose someone in authority, or to oppose accepted ways of doing things -> It's natural for teenagers to ... .
rebel
to try to remove a government or leader using force -> The province has ... against the government.
recollect
to remember something that has happened -> I really don't ... now what our argument was about.
regard
to think of someone or something in a particular way -> The nuclear reactors were ... as dangerously out of date.
regret
to feel sorry or sad about something that you have said or done -> I don't ... moving to York.
reluctant
not willing to do something -> She was ... to leave.
remind
to tell someone again about an event from the past or about a fact that they used to know -> Can you ... me his name?
reproach
to criticize someone and feel disappointed with them for something they have done
resent
to experience angry unhappy feelings because you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect -> He ... being dropped from the team.
risky
involving the possibility of danger, harm, or failure -> It would be ... to invest all your money in the project.
robbery
the crime of taking money or property illegally, often by using threats or violence -> a bank ...
sensitive
reacting quickly or strongly to something -> Coral is very ... to changes in water temperature.
signal
a movement or sound made by someone that has a special meaning to another person -> We waited for them to give us the ... to move.
spot
to notice someone or something -> Hugh was ... by local police and had to leave quickly.
stability
a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes -> political/economic/social ...
stability
the ability of something to remain balanced and not fall or shake
stressed
affected by stress
subjective
based on your own feelings and ideas and not on facts. Something that is based on facts is objective.
tactful
someone who is ... is very careful in the way that they speak and behave so that they do not upset other people
touchy
becoming angry or upset very easily -> Are you always so ... about your work?
touchy
likely to make people angry or upset -> Politics was always a ... subject with those people.
trait
a particular quality in someone's character -> character/personality ...
unconscious
used about things you do without realizing you are doing them or without intending to do them -> an ... habit of biting fingernails
utter
to say something -> As soon as he'd ... the words he regretted them.
wonder
to think about someone or something because you have doubts or are worried about them -> I ... whether it was wise to let her travel alone.
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