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Reading and Vocabulary Focus 4 * Unit 3 Vocabulary

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ambitious
challenging and requiring a lot of effort; having many goals and dreams
astounding
amazing; surprising
crucial
extremely important
genetic
related to the part of a cell that is characteristic of one's parents
incentive
a reason for doing something
prime
main; typical
regulate
to control something through government rules
shelter
any type of cover that provides physical protection
to become a reality
to come true
a buffer zone
area created to separate two different groups and that belong to neither group
just around the corner
happening very soon
to keep something in check
stop something before it becomes too large or unmanageable
let alone
even more unlikely
out of the picture
not present or involved in a situation
a stepping stone
a way of getting from one place to another
to write something off
to say that something isn't important
charismatic
attractive and charming
engage
get and hold the attention of something or someone
expose
reveal something; show something that was secret
funding
money for a specific purpose
humor
ability to find something funny or laugh
process
transform something into something else in order to use it
tactic
a method of doing something
vulnerable
unprotected
at the end of the day
appearing to be the case after all the facts are considered
to be onto something
to start figuring out a better way to do something
to go viral
to become very popular on the internet
in the spotlight
getting a lot of public attention; focused on
a key to success
the way to achieve something
on the brink of
very close to doing something
to stick around
stay somewhere and not leave; wait
a wide audience
more people who watch, listen, or read something than previously