INSIDE READING UNIT 1 - Going Underground

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assume
(v) to believe that something is true without any real proof
create
(v) to cause something to exist
emerge
(v) 1.to come or appear from out of somewhere hidden 2.to become known
environment
(n) 1.the physical and social conditions in which people live and which influence their lives. 2.The natural world of land,sea and air in which people,plants and animals live.
ethnic
(adj) relating to a particular racial,national, or tribal group.
immigrate
(v) to leave your own country in order to go and live in another country
liberal
(adj) a person who is willing to respect the ideas of others
locate
(v) 1.to find the position of something 2.to be placed in a certain position
notwithstanding
(prep) in spite of something
predict
(v) to say in advance that something will happen
similar
(adj) like or of the same kind
structure
(n) the way in which parts are arranged or organised into a whole
technique
(n) a way of doing some practical or specialist activity
unique
(adj) the only one of its type
determine
(v) to find something out
exist
(v) to be real or present and not imagined
underneath
(prep) under or below
target
(n) an object, building ,place or idea which is aimed at
expect
(v) to believe that something will happen
attention
(n) the act of fixing your mind on something, especially by watching or listening carefully.
accurate
(Adj) exactly correct
isolated
(Adj) 1.a long way from other houses or things 2.lonely and without friends
current
(Adj) belonging to the present time
dusty
(Adj) covered or filled with dust
deposit
(v) 1.to leave something or to put something down 2.to officially put money or valuable articles in a safe place,especially in a bank
stripe
(n) a long, narrow band which is different in color from what surrounds it.
fleck
(n) a small colored mark or spot on something
miner
(n) a person who works underground digging out mineral substances
endure
(v) to bear pain or suffering for a long time
suffer
(v) to experience pain,difficulty or loss
escape
(v) to get out of a place where you are kept by force
heat
(n)/(v) 1.(n)the temperature of something when it is warm or being made hot
carve
(v) to cut a special shape out of wood or stone
overlook
(v) 1.to have a view of something from above
residence
(n) the place where someone lives
inhabitant
(n) a person who lives in a particular place
settlement
(n) a place where people live
dealer
(n) a person who buys and sells a particular type of thing
directly
(adv) 1.exactly 2.honestly,openly
permit
(v) to allow someone to do or have something
individual
(n)/(Adj) 1.(n)a single person 2. (Adj)single or seperate
community
(n) a group of people who live in the same area or have the same interests,religion or nationality
rough
(Adj) not even or smooth
explosive
(Adj/Noun) 1.which could blow up
rugged
(Adj) rough and rocky
clutter
(v)/(n) 1.(v)make something untidy or fill it with unnecessary objects 2.(n)a lot of things scattered about in disorderly manner
occasional
(Adj) happening from time to time
attitute
(n) a way of feeling, thinking or behaving
behavior
(n) a way of behaving
edge
(n) the part along the outside of something
warmth
(n) the state or quality of making someone feel warm
raw
(Adj) 1.not cooked, in a natural state
charm
(n)/(v) the ability to please or delight other people
stop off
Phrasal Verb to interrupt a journey to make a short visit to friends or a particular place
scenery
(n) natural surroundings, especially in a beautiful and open country
numerous
(Adj) many , plenty
flourish
(v) to grow healthily or successfully
former
(Adj) of an earlier time
backwards
(Adj) 1.in the direction that is behind 2.towards the past
dig
(v) to make a hole by taking away earth
blast
(v)/(n) an explosion
drill
(v) to make a hole with a drill
choice
(n) the act or result of choosing
essential
(Adj) completely necessary
artificial
(Adj) not natural but made by people
primitive
(Adj) of an early stage of human development or human society
solid
(Adj) something that is firm,hard and keeps its shape
challenge
(n) something difficult that needs a great effort
groove
(n) a narrow track cut in a surface of something
plumbing
(n) the work of looking after the water system in buildings
expand
(v) to increase in size or number
sprawl out
(v) to lie or sit with your arms and legs stretched out
distance
(n) the amount of space or time between two points
seek
(v) to try to find or get something
paved
(Adj) to cover a path or area with a surface of flat stones
illustrate
(v) 1.to add pictures to a book or magazine
ceiling
(n) the wall on the top of a room
refuge
(n) protection or shelter from unhappiness or physical danger
soften
(v) to make something or to become softer,more gentle,less hard or less severe.
interior
(Adj)/Noun the inside part of something
appliance
(n) a machine that does a particular job in your home
extensive
(Adj) large in amount or area
position
(v)/Noun 1.The place or status where someone or something is 2.the situation someone is in
process
(n) a set of actions or changes that develop or happen naturally
consequently
(adv) the result of an action or situation, therefore
preserve
(v) to keep someone or something alive or safe from destruction
extreme
(Adj) at the far edge or end of something,very great,too much