Unit 17 Wordlist
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to be filled with or contain a lot of something -> The markets ... with imported goods.
existing or available in large quantities -> Rainfall is ... in the region.
good enough or large enough for a particular purpose -> The state has an ... supply of trained teachers.
enough, and often more than you need -> an office complex with ... parking
to increase the size, amount, or value of something ->The team of editors was ... by freelancers.
a formal meal prepared for a large number of people on an important occasion
a small magazine containing details and pictures of goods or services that you can buy -> summer travel ...
something that is very large, wide, and solid -> We looked up at the great dark ... of the cathedral.
to discover a number or amount using mathematics or with a piece of equipment such as a calculator -> We'll need to ... the overall costs.
a series of actions intended to produce political or social change / a series of things such as television advertisements or posters that try to persuade people to buy a product
intended to be suitable for the quality, status, or value of someone or something -> a pay increase ... with job performance
the process of considering how things or people are similar and how they are different -> We have made a systematic ... of the techniques used by the different players.
if a substance such as metal ..., it becomes smaller -> Steel ... as it cools.
to agree to do something, or to make someone agree to do something, by a formal written agreement ->> The firm was ... to build 25 low-cost homes.
something that you do that helps to achieve something or to make it successful -> her major ... to the peace process
an amount of money or something else of value that you give in order to achieve something or to help make it successful -> Each of us was asked to make a ... of £25.
easy to use or suitable for a particular purpose -> Travelling by underground is fast, ..., and cheap.
to want something very much and in a way that is very hard to control -> He'd ... the attention of the older kids.
a situation in which there is not enough of something
to become less or worse -> Share prices ... sharply last week.
to make something look more attractive by putting nice things on it or in it -> ... Christmas tree
a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something -> Young people have no ... to work for the government.
to become / make something become less -> His reassurances did nothing to ... her anxiety.
a large room where a lot of people sleep, for example in a school or army camp
to become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains -> Water supplies have ... to their lowest level in ten years.
to make something bigger -> I sent the photos back to the lab to be ... .
the feeling of being very interested in something or excited by it -> ... for music
with the same size, value, importance, or meaning as something else -> Applicants should have a BSc or ... degree.
used when mentioning conditions that make something more relevant, important, or true -> It was a very cold house, ... in winter.
much more than is reasonable or necessary / much greater than is usual
to make something include more things, areas, or subjects / to increase the length of something
if something fades, it gradually becomes less clear or noticeable until it finally disappears -> His bruises are starting to ... now.
the soft part of people's or animals' bodies that consists mostly of muscle and fat -> The dog's teeth sank into my ... .
the soft part of a fruit or vegetable that is under the skin -> These pears have a sweet, juicy ... .
someone who has been invited to a party, meeting, or other event by the people organizing it -> He was a ... at our party.
to make someone feel happier and more hopeful -> He was ... by the public's support.
not as good as someone or something else -> It produces photographs of ... quality
lower in status or rank than someone or something else -> A corporal is ... to a sergeant.
to give someone a lot of something, for example money, love, or attention -> They ... attention on their grandchildren.
a small circle of glass, usually with a handle, that makes things appear bigger when you look at them through it
a large quantity or number -> There's a ... of competing anti-virus programs you can choose from.
a method for doing or achieving something -> Testing is still the usual ... by which students' progress is measured.
(formal) the amount of money or the property, income etc that someone has -> Many medical charges are beyond the ... of poorer families.
much smaller than things of the same kind -> a ... railway
very small -> The soil contained ... quantities of uranium.
very careful and detailed -> a ... examination of the evidence
very unimportant or small -> a ... rise in unemployment
a long written story about imaginary or partly imaginary characters and events
not complete -> a ... refund
satisfactory but not of high quality -> The food was ... but the service was terrible.
an agreement between two hostile parties, usually countries or governments, that formally ends a war or armed conflict.
without help, or in a direct way, rather than by a representative -> Were you ... involved in this decision?
in a way that is related to your body or appearance -> a ... demanding job
possible or likely in the future -> The disease is a ... killer.
the buildings and land that a business or organization uses -> The charity is hoping to move to new ... next year.
rooms or buildings for people to live in
if something changes ..., it changes completely or in a way that is very noticeable -> Computers have ... changed our lives.
used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned -> Walsh and O'Neill were jailed for 12 and 11 years ... .
a situation in which people completely change their government or political system, usually by force -> the Velvet ...
a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse -> Falling share prices may be another ... for the troubled economy.
able to judge people and situations very well and to make good decisions
extremely wet -> Most of the walkers were ... to the skin.
for one particular thing or type of thing -> They bought the land ... for the purpose of building a hotel.
in an exact and detailed way -> Answer as ... as possible.
a formal occasion when someone speaks to an audience
information that shows the number of births, deaths, and marriages, and important health details in a particular population
better than someone or something else in quality or skill -> Towards the end of the game Agassi's ...strength began to show.
having a higher status or position than someone or something else -> You are accountable to your ... officer.
extremely large -> I believe the ... majority of people will support us.
used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true -> Vaccines have ... eliminated many childhood diseases.
used for emphasizing a negative statement -> Ross had nothing ... to do with the incident.
a large expensive boat that is used for racing or sailing
to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have -> He ... for her love.
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