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Insight Upper Intermediate Unit 6 Definitions


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accountability (n)
responsible for your decisions or actions and expected to explain them when you are asked
(set the) agenda (n)
a list of items to be discussed at a meeting
archival footage (n)
film or video footage from the past that can be used in other fi
(to be) armed (with) (adj)
furnished with weapons
audio engineer (n)
a person whose job it is to alter and balance the levels of different sounds as they are recorded
axe (v)
to get rid of a service, system or sb's job
back (v)
to give help or support
ban (v)
to decide or say officially that sth is not allowed
bid (v)
to offer to provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies
boom (n)
a sudden increase in trade and economic activity
(expose) corruption (n)
dishonest or illegal behaviour, especially of people in authority
costume designer (n)
a person who designs costumes for plays and fi
cover-up (n)
action that is taken to hide a mistake or illegal activity from the public
(lack) credibility (n)
the quality that sb/sth has that makes people believe or trust them
crowd funding (n)
the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet
curb (v)
to control or limit sth, especially sth bad
delve (into) (v)
to search for sth inside a bag, container, etc.
devastated (adj)
extremely upset and shocked
docu-ganda (n)
film that uses documentary style to spread propaganda
explore (v)
to travel to or around an area or a country in order to learn about it
fl -on-the-wall (style) (adj)
doing sth or watching/fi sb without them noticing
gem (n)
a precious stone that has been cut and polished and is used in jewellery
go viral (phr v)
an image, video, or link that spreads rapidly through a population by being frequently shared with a number of individuals online
(make) headlines (n)
the most important items of news, at the beginning of a news programme or at the start of a newspaper article
in one's element (idiom)
doing what you are good at and enjoy
in step with (idiom)
having ideas that are the same as other people's
in the limelight (idiom)
the centre of public attention
in the offi (idiom)
likely to appear or happen soon
lighting (n)
the arrangement or type of light in a place
location (n)
a place where sth happens or exists
out of character (idiom)
not typical of a person's character
out of favour (idiom)
disapproval or support for sb/sth
out on a limb (idiom)
not supported by other people
out of one's depth (idiom)
to be in a situation that you cannot control
plea (n)
an urgent emotional request
prop (n)
a small object used by actors during a performance
quit (v)
to stop doing sth or to leave your job, school, etc.
riddle (n)
a question that is difficult to understand, and that has a surprising answer, that you ask sb as a game
rigged (v)
to arrange or influence sth in a dishonest way in order to get the result that you want
(spread a) rumour (n)
a piece of information, or a story, that people talk about, but that may not be true
(fall for a) scam (n)
a clever and dishonest plan for making money
(musical) score (n)
the music written for a film/movie or play
scramble (up) (v)
to move quickly, especially with difficulty, using your hands to help you
screenplay (n)
the words that are written for a film/movie (= the script), together with instructions for how it is to be acted and filmed
scriptwriter (n)
a person who writes the words for fi vies, television and radio plays
scrutinize (v)
to look at or examine sb/sth carefully
shot on location (idiom)
practice of filming in an actual setting rather than on a sound stage
(trace) sources (n)
a person, book or document that provides information, especially for study, a piece of written work or news
staged (scenes) (adj)
deliberately arranged for effect
storyboard artist (n)
a profession specialized in creating storyboards for advertising agencies and fi productions
storyline (n)
the basic story in a novel, play, fi vie, etc.
stuntman (n)
a person who does dangerous things in place of an actor
sweep (v)
to remove quickly with force
terrified (adj)
very frightened
voice-over (n)
information or comments in a film/movie, television programme, etc. that are given by a person who is not seen on the screen
vow (n)
a formal and serious promise to do sth
vulnerable (adj)
weak and easily hurt physically or emotionally