Complete IELTS Bands 6.5-7.5, Unit 6 Word List

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the advent (of something)
(phrase) the start or arrival of something new
break new ground
(phrase) to do something that is different from anything that has been done before
convincing
(adj) able to make you believe that something is true or right
enamored (with someone/something)
(adj) liking or approving of someone or something very much
engage in (something)
(v) to take part in something
feature film
(n) a film that is usually 90 or more minutes long
film sequence
(n) a part of a film that deals with one event
generate
(v) to cause something to exist
get stuck
(phrase) to not be able to continue doing something because there is something you cannot understand or solve
gloss over (something)
(v) to avoid discussing something, or to discuss something without any details in order to make it seem unimportant
icon
(n) a person or thing that is famous because it represents a particular idea or way of life
identify with (someone)
(v) to feel that you are similar to someone, and can understand them or their situation because of this
in leaps and bounds
(phrase) happens rapidly or in fast progress
in vain
(phrase) without any success
mediocrity
(n) a quality, ability, or achievement that is average or below average
modify
(v) to change something in order to improve it
overhaul
(v) to make important changes to a system in order to improve it
pace
(n) the speed at which something happens
phenomena
(n) things that exist or happen; usually things that are unusual
pioneer
(v) to be one of the first people to do something
rote
(n) a way of learning something by repeating it many times, rather than understanding it
save the day
(phrase) to do something that solves a serious problem
scroll (up/down/back/forward)
(v) to move text or image on a computer screen so that you can look at the part that you want
simulation
(n) when you do or make something which behaves or looks like something real but which is not real
supplement
(v) to add an extra amount or part to something
tailor
(v) to make or change something so that it is suitable
technique
(n) a particular or special way of doing something
tune out
(v) to stop giving your attention to what is happening around you
unambiguously
(adv) clearly having only one meaning