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ENGL 251- Quizlet Final Exam (All Words)


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contribution (noun)
something that you give or do in order to help something be successful
controversial (adjective)
causing disagreement or discussion:
rebel (verb)
to refuse to obey rules or people in authority:
hesitate (verb)
to pause before saying or doing something because you are nervous or not sure
reward (verb)
to give someone something in return of something good they have done..
rear (verb)
to look after a child until they are old/mature enough to look after themselves./ raise
approach (noun)
a way of considering or doing something:
effort (noun)
physical or mental activity needed to achieve something
reject (verb)
to refuse to accept, use, or believe something:
e.g. reject an idea/ belief; reject a gift
stereotypical (adjective)
having the qualities that you expect a particular type of person to have
sensible (adjective)
having an understanding of a situation/ aware
restless (adjective)
unwilling or unable to stay still or to be quiet and calm, because you are worried or bored:
apply (verb)
to make use of something or use it for a practical purpose:
e.g. He wants a job in which he can apply his foreign languages.
associate .... with (verb)
to connect someone or something in your mind with someone or something else:
e.g. associate red with love
universal (adjective)
existing everywhere or involving everyone
sensitivity (noun)
an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful and kind to them:
sensitive (adjective)
understanding what other people need, and being helpful and kind to them
e.g. sensitive to the local culture
unconventional (adjective)
different from what is usual or from the way most people do things:
e.g. unconventional lifestyle
indicate (verb)
to show that something exists or is true
case (noun)
a particular situation or example of something
unlikely (adjective)
not probable or likely to happen
concerning (preposition)
insult (noun)
an offensive remark or action:
e.g. Arabs consider sitting with your legs crossed an insult.
offence (noun)
upset and hurt or annoyed feelings, often because someone has been rude or shown no respect
common sense
the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way
role (noun)
the position or purpose that someone or something has in a situation, organization, society, or relationship
e.g. Schools play an important role in society.
distracted (adjective)
nervous or confused because you are worried about something
posture (noun)
the way in which someone usually holds their shoulders, neck, and back, or a particular position in which someone stands, sits, etc
gesture (noun)
a movement of the hands, arms, or head, etc. to express an idea or feeling
react (verb)
to behave in a particular way because of something that has happened or been said
factor (noun)
a fact or situation that influences the result of something
misbehave (verb)
to behave badly
assign (verb)
to give a particular job or piece of work to someone
oblige (verb)
to force somebody to do something by low, because it is their duty, etc
remain (verb)
to stay in the same place without moving away
affair (noun)
public or political events and activities
assume (verb)
to think that something is true, although you have no proof
convention (noun)
behaviour or attitude approved by society
bright (adjective)
intelligent; quick to learn
inscribe (verb)
to write or cut words, your name, etc. onto something
precise (adjective)
exact, clear and correct
committed (adjective)
willing to work hard and give your time and energy to something
specialised (adjective)
designed or developed for a particular purpose or area of knowledge
cope (verb)
to deal successfully with something difficult
distort (verb)
to change something from its normal appearance or shape
pursuit (noun)
the act of looking for or trying to find something/ somebody
supreme (adjective)
highest in rank or position
frustration (noun)
the feeling of being upset or impatient because you cannot control or change a situation
uncertain (noun)
feeling doubt about something; not sure
controversy (noun)
a lot of disagreement and argument about something
seize (verb)
to take somebody/something in your hand suddenly and using force
successor (noun)
someone or something that comes after another person or thing
revenge (noun)
something that you do to punish someone who has done something bad to you
experimental (adjective)
connected with scientific experiments
award (noun)
a prize given to someone for something good they have done
proclaim (verb)
to publicly and officially tell people about something important
elegant (adjective)
stylish and attractive
common (noun)
an area of open land in a town or village that anyone may use
follow up (verb)
to find out more about something and take action if necessary
paperwork (noun)
the written work that is part of a job, such as filling in forms or writing letters and reports
public (noun)
all of the ordinary people in a particular place
corporate (adjective)
relating to a large company
anthropology (noun)
the study of human culture and society
minor (adjective)
not important or serious
broken (adjective)
damaged or injured
conserve (verb)
to use as little water, energy etc as possible so that it is not wasted
divert (verb)
to cause something or someone to change direction
run out of (verb)
to finish, use, or sell all of something so that there is none left
appoint (verb)
to choose somebody for a position or job
extract (verb)
to carefully remove a substance from something by using a machine, chemical process etc
consequence (noun)
a result of something that has happened
revenue (money)
money that a business or organization receives over a period of time
initiative (noun)
a plan or activity that is done to solve a problem or improve a situation
proposal (noun)
a formal suggestion or plan
obsess (verb)
to completely fill your mind so that you cannot think of anything else
tension (noun)
a feeling of anger between people or countries who do not trust each other
prevent (verb)
to stop somebody from doing something; to stop something from happening
regional (adjective)
relating to a particular area in a country or the world
casualty (noun)
a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war
splendid (adjective)
very impressive; very beautiful
adverse (adverse)
negative and unpleasant
barrier (noun)
something that prevents people from doing what they want to do
domain (noun)
an area of activity, interest, or knowledge
evolve (verb)
to develop and change gradually over a long period of time
isolation (noun)
when one group, person, or thing is separate from others
mainland (noun)
the main part of a country, not including the islands around it
newcomer (noun)
someone who has only recently arrived or started doing something
contaminant (noun)
a substance that makes something dirty
salvation (noun)
a way of protecting somebody from danger, disaster, loss, etc.
wake - up call (noun)
something bad that happens and shows you that you need to do something to change a situation
deplore (verb)
to strongly disapprove of something and criticize it
exceptional (adjective)
unusually good
skyrocket (verb)
to rise quickly to a very high level
footprint (noun)
a mark made by a foot or shoe
old-timer (noun)
an old man, or someone who has been or worked in a place for a long time
amazement (noun)
a feeling of great surprise