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Reading and Vocabulary Focus 4 * Unit 4 Vocabulary

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adjust
to change or adapt, especially to fit better
efficiency
the quick, accurate performance of a task; working quickly and well
forecast
to predict, especially weather conditions
insight
the understanding or knowledge of essential meanings or truths; deep understanding of something
intensity
strength or energy of thought or action
monitor
to observe and record information about
potentially
possibly
recovery
a return to normal conditions or health
as we know it
how we are used to or familiar with something
to be caught off guard
to be surprised by and unprepared for something
to come to a halt
stop completely and suddenly
the full extent of
the total amount of something
[time: hours, days, weeks] on end
one after another, adding up to a long time
science fiction
stories about events that happen in the future or other parts of the universe
a time frame
length of time during which something happens or develops
to wreak havoc on
to cause a great amount of disorder or damage
alert
to make people aware of danger
broadcast
to send a message over the air on radio or TV
colleague
people with whom one works, especially in a profession; coworker
facilitate
to make a process easier
magnitude
the measure of the strength or importance of something
precaution
steps taken in advance to prevent harm
unprecedented
not having happened before
whereas
by contrast; while; but
at any moment
happening at any time now or soon
at regular intervals
happening several times with the same amount of time in between
a false sense of security
a feeling that you are safe when you are not
to get credit
to be responsible for
human nature
natural ways people act
in the wake of
happening after or following another event or action
a preventive measure
steps that can be taken in order to prepare for a potentially dangerous situation
relatively minor
less important, serious, or significant
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