62 terms

Inside Reading 2 Unit 4

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accumulate
(Verb) to make or become greater in quantity or size
adequate
(Adj) enough for the purpose
author
(Noun) the writer of a book,article,play,poem,or any piece of writing
debate
(Noun) a formal and often public meeting in which speakers express different arguments in relation to the same subject
depress
(Verb) to make you feel very sad
indicate
(Verb) to point at or show someone something
invest
(Verb) to use money to make a profit out of something that will increase in value
persist
(Verb) to continue doing something with determination in spite of opposition or challenge
precede
(Verb) to come or go before someone or something else
reluctance
(Noun) unwillingness, not wanting to do something
sustain
(Verb) 1.to keep someone strong,alive and happy 2.to keep something strong and self-sufficient
text
(Noun) 1. writing,for example in a book
volume
(Noun) 1.loudness of sound 2.the amount of something
remain
(Verb) to continue unchanged in a particular state or condition
suspect
(Verb) to feel that something may exist or be true
sheer
(Adj) pure and not mixed with anything else
current
(Adj) belonging to the present time
challenge
(Noun) something difficult that needs a great effort
solid
(Adj) 1.hard so that it keeps its shape 2.strong and dependable
come up with
(Phr Verb) to think of or suggest an idea
brilliant
(Adj) 1.very brigh and splendid appearance 2.very clever
gain
(Verb) 1.to get something useful or wanted 2.to increase in something
coincidence
(Noun) a combination of events, happening by chance which are often suprising
naughty
(Adj) 1.behaving badly,or not obeying a parent,teacher,or set of rules(used of children) 2.slightly rude or morally offensive
backward
(Adj) 1.in the direction that is behind 2.economically under-devepoled,not having a modern way of life
prosperous
(Adj) rich and successful
aspect
(Noun) a particular side or characteristic of a situation
ailment
(Noun) illness that is not serious
assume
(Verb) to believe that something is true without any real proof
hoax
(Noun) a trick which makes someone believe something which is not true
acquaintance
(Noun) 1.a person who you know, especially through work or business, but who is not a close friend 2.knowledge obtained through personal experience rather than careful study
fool
(Verb) to deceive or trick someone
willing
(Adj) ready to do something
reveal
(Verb) to allow someone or something to be seen and known
concede
(Verb) to admit unwillingly that something is true or correct
timely
(Adj) happening at just the right time, on time
settle
(Verb) 1.to put an end to an argument or a problem 2.to go and live somewhere
conspiracy
(Noun) the secret planning of an illegal act by a number of people
miracle
(Noun) a wonderful happening that cannot be explained by the laws of nature and is said to be the work of God or a holy person
salute
(Verb) to show someone respect with a special sign or word
literary
(Adj) concerned with or related to literature
native
(Adj/Noun) 1.(adj)connected with where you were born 2.first found in a particular place and not brought there by anyone 3.(n)someone who was born in a place
struggle
(Verb/Noun) 1.(v)to make very great efforts to do something difficult 2.(n)great effort to do something difficult
independence
(Noun) the quality or state of being independent or free
revolution
(Noun) great social change,especially the changing of a ruler or political system by force 2.a complete change in ways of thinking or acting
exile
(Noun/Verb) 1.(n)forced absence from own country,often for political reasons 2.(v)to send someone away from their own country
remote
(Adj) distant in space and time , far away
condition
(Noun) 1.the state that something is in 2.something that is needed to make something else possible 3.the general situation or state of affairs at a particular time or place
influence
(Noun/Verb) 1.(n)an affect that someone or something has on events, behaviour or opinions 2.(v)to have an affect on someone or something
domination
(Noun) importance,power or controlling influence
resless
(Adj) dissatisfied and in need of a change
declare
(Verb) 1.to make something public or official, according to rules or custom 2.to state something clearly and forcefully
avoid
(Verb) 1.to make an effort not to do something or stop something from happening 2.to keep away from a person,place or thing
draft
(Noun) 1.the first rough written form of a plan,letter,speech,or book
duty
(Noun) what you must do either because of your job because you think it is right
interrupt
(Verb) to break someone's flow of speech or action by saying or doing something
attempt
t (Noun/Verb) 1.(n)to make an effort to do something which may be difficult 2.(v)an effort made to do something
debt
(Noun) something that you owe to someone else
turn someone over
(Phr Verb) to give someone to police
command
(Verb/Noun) 1.to oder someone to do something 2.an order
merchant
(Noun) a person who who buys and sells goods, usually in large amounts, especially from and to foreign countries
doubt
(Noun/Verb) 1.(n)a feeling of uncertainty of belief or opinion 2.(v)to consider something to be unlikely