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Unit 16 Wordlist
Terms in this set (47)
to change your ideas or behaviour so that you can deal with a new situation -> Most students have little difficulty ... to college life.
to change something to make it more suitable for a new use or situation -> a specially ... car
to change something slightly in order to make it better, more accurate, or more effective -> The figures have been ... for inflation.
a machine or piece of equipment that you have in your home, for example a washing machine or refrigerator
a system that uses machines to do work instead of people, or the process of changing to such a system
beck and call
at someone's ... - available to do things for another person whenever they want
a ... situation is confusing and difficult to understand -> Her first day at work was extremely ... .
the thin sharp part of a knife, tool, or weapon that cuts things
a piece of electrical equipment that mixes foods or turns soft food into a liquid
a type of screw without a point that is used for fastening things together and that screws into a small metal ring called a nut
a tool with a flat metal blade used for cutting wood or stone
one of the different parts that a machine or piece of equipment consists of -> car ...
a machine or piece of equipment, especially one that looks strange or complicated
something that you do to make things easier for yourself or that is intended to make things easier for you -> The kitchen was equipped with a range of modern ... .
an object shaped like a wide tube / the tube in an engine that a piston moves backwards and forwards in
very surprised or shocked
a light that goes quickly on and off, or that becomes brighter and then less bright -> The ... of a candle flame caught our eyes.
a part of a piece of electrical equipment that makes it stop working when there is too much electricity flowing through it
special glasses that protect your eyes, for example when you are using a dangerous machine or when you are swimming
a machine that cuts food into very small pieces, especially coffee, meat, or pepper
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
an effect, or an influence -> ... on economic growth / climate change
something that is ... is dangerous because it seems to be harmless or not important but in fact causes harm or damage
to put a piece of equipment somewhere and make it ready for use -> We've had a second phone line ... .
a sudden strong increase in energy -> a ... of electricity
a sudden strong feeling that does not last long, especially one of surprise or fear -> a ... of surprise
a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine
something that you wear to cover part or all of your face in order to protect it from something harmful such as poisonous gas, bacteria, or smoke
not explained or understood, not recognized or known -> They are investigating the ... disappearance of a young man.
a machine used for producing nuclear energy, usually in the form of electricity
to take apart and repair a machine in order to make it work better -> The hot-water and drainage systems have to be ... .
strange, often in an unpleasant way -> a ... smell
a metal tool that looks like a strong pair of scissors, used for holding small objects or for bending or cutting wire
something done to protect people or things against possible harm or trouble -> Residents along the coast were evacuated as a ... .
exact and accurate -> There is no ... definition of a storm.
to behave in a particular way because of something that is happening around you or something that someone is doing to you -> The financial markets ... badly to the latest news on inflation.
to move quickly back from someone or something frightening or unpleasant -> She felt him ... from her.
a ... problem is very serious and worrying
used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something -> Maya succeeded through ... hard work.
to make a short, high noise -> The door ... open.
to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist -> Only two of the planets could ... life.
someone who does not like, trust, or want to use technology, especially computers
to write, type, or record something exactly as it was said
a public service such as gas, water, or electricity that is used by everyone -> the regulation of public ....
complete: often used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is -> It's all been an ... waste of time.
happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people -> ... public support
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.