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SABIS English Advanced, Level L, Term 1 Final

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Rugged
Mountainous, rocky, having an uneven surface
Peak
Top of a mountain
Ravines
Small, deep, narrow valleys
Dizzying
Causing mental confusion
Embroidery
The process of forming decorative designs with a needle and thread by hand
Meticulously
Very thoroughly
Cobblestone
Gravel, naturally rounded stone larger than a pebble used in paving streets
Enticing
Attractive; desirable
Midst
Middle
Apartheid
Policy of segregation in South Africa
Gauged
Figured out; assessed
Conceal
Hide
Gilded
Covered with a thin layer of gold
Materialise
Appear specially suddenly: become visible
Cluster
A group of things that are close together
Irrigation
Process of supplying land or crops with water
Barren
Not productive; infertile
Quarry
Open pit
Scorching
Extremely hot; burning
Aviary
Enclosure for keeping birds in
Laid out
Arranged
Assured
Told positively and with confidence
Extinct
Having no living members
Intervals
Spaces of time
Ingeniously
Cleverly
Stir
Commotion; confusion
Milliners
People who design or sell women's hats
Puffed up
Made larger
Pique
Feeling of irritation
Rancour
Bitterness
Penniless
Having no money
Rarity
State of being rare; not occuring very often
Surroundings
Environments
Slackened
Reduced in speed
Livelier
More full of energy than
Nodded
Lowered and raised one's head briefly, usually in agreement
Scented
Having a pleasant and distinct smell
Snag
Drawback or problem
Peevish
Fretful; irritable
Pecked
Struck
Chivvied
Annoyed
Darted
Moved suddenly and rapidly
Jeer
Cry out with mockery
Thronged
Filled by people or animals
Strain
Tune
Pomp
Ceremony; show
Staggering
Moving unsteadily
Perch
Resting place for a bird
Pyre
Flammable large pile of wood
Leaped
Moved quickly and unexpectedly
Fragrant
Having a pleasant smell
Uncoiled
Straighten something curled; unwound
Rattling
Knocking sounds
Dozed
Slept lightly
Limbered up
Stretched
Twittering
Uttering successive chirping noises
Ruffling
Disarranging
Growl
Deep threatening sound
Spring
Jump suddenly
Stamped
Brought down forcibly
Rattle
Rapid succession of sharp clattering sounds
Clung
Held on tightly to
Thud
Loud and dull sound
Tramped down
Walked on and flattened
Clatter
Continuous rattling sound as of hard objects striking each other
Dusk
Darker stage of twilight
Jolly
Cheerful and happy
Dismay
Concern and distress
Animosity
Strong feeling of dislike
Drenched
Soaked
Daunted
Intimidated
Quiver
Slight trembling movement
Amiable
In a friendly manner
Glossy
Shiny and smooth
Ornithologists
People who study birds
Urged
Tried persistently to persuade
Dismal
Dreadful
Depicted
Represented
Hunched
Curled up
Slain
Killed by violence
Extravagance
Excessive outlay of money
Miraculously
In a way that suggests a miracle
Pheonix
Mythical bird
Alight
On fire
Civil
Polite and well-mannered
Ancient
Old
Gleaming
Shining
Dismay
Disappointment
Astonished
Surprised
Astonishment
Feeling of great surprise
Loitered
Remained in an area for no obvious reason
Unruly
Difficult to keep tidy
Traipsing
Moving wearily
Gloat
Observe something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction; rejoice
Solemn
Serious and not happy
Tucker
Food
Flax
Textile fibre extracted from wild plant
Rapids
Part of a river where the current is fast
Whirlpools
Rapid swirls of water
Gorge
Narrow, steep-walled canyon
Breed
A kind or type of person
Whisker
Very small distance
Rival
Person that tries to defeat another; enemy
Defeatist
Demonstrating or acceptance of failure
Staggeringly
Shockingly
Premonition
Feeling that something is going to happen; intuition
Egotist
Someone who believes or feels that he is better and more important than other people
Lure
Appeal; attraction
Ostensibly
Apparently
Thunderous
Very loud
Ghastly
Unpleasant
Jagged
Rough edge; sharp
Humps
Rounded raised mass of lands
Gullies
Narrow valleys between hills or mountains
Perplexed
Confused
Plodding
Walking slowly with heavy steps
Paddocks
Enclosed areas for exercising animals, usually horses
Gorse
Yellow-flowerer shrub
Manuka
Small tree with aromatic leaves
Fern
Flowerless plant
Sledge
Vehicle on runners for conveying passengers or loads over snow
Westerlies
Winds blowing from the west
Strut
Walk stiffly and arrogantly
Wrangling
Having a long argument
Scamper off
Run quickly
Rake
Pole with toothed crossbar at the end
Muck
Moist farmyard manure
Tethered
Tied with a rope
Cantered
Moved in a particular direction
Rein
Guide; lead
Bleak
Discouraging
Boulders
Large rocks
Utterly
Absolutely
Haste
Hurry; speed
Guilty
A narrow valley between hills or mountains
Pinnacles
High mountain tops
Ridge
Narrow mountain range
Plucked
Removed forcibly
Mercurial
Very lively and quick
Exulted
Showed great happiness; rejoiced
Glaciers
Large bodies of ice moving slowly down a slope
Idlers
Lazy people
Fetch
Bring forth
Grubbed
Dug in the ground to clear way
Adzes
Tools similar to an axe
Dash
Flamboyant vigor and confidence
Levering
Moving with a lever
Bleak
Barren
Snare
Trap for catching birds or mammals
Bogged
Became stuck in mud
Arduous
Very difficult
Pristine
In perfect condition
Quivered
Trembled
Affable
Friendly
Downcast
Looking downward
Clutching
Grasping strongly
Jest
Joking remark
Trotting
Moving briskly
Foliage
Leaf of a plant or tree
Porch
Covered area adjoining an entrance to a building
Wailing
Uttering a mournful cry
Musket
Shoulder gun with a long barrel
Queer
Strange
Cluster
Group; gathering
Strode up
Walked up long steps
Hoarse
Harsh sound; croaky
Remnants
Small surviving groups
Tame
Inactive; spiritless
Puckered
Became wrinkled
Thrust out
Pushed out
Coil
Single loop
Mast
Tall pole on the deck of the ship, generally carrying sails
Swaying
Swinging
Slant
Sloping; leaning
Inaudibly
Silently
Dung
Manure
Slacks
Casual trousers
Squirm
Twist the body; wriggle
Addled
Confused
Wrung
Squeezed or twisted out
Adobe
Kind of clay or soil used for building material
Hind
Posterior; back
Groggy
Weak
Lurched
Rolled
Cove
Small sheltered bay
Dart away
Run away
Yelps
Sharp cries; squeaks
Stomps
Heavy steps
Satchels
Small bags with shoulder straps