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Cambridge Objective Proficiency Workbook - Unit 13
Vocabulary from Cambridge Objective Proficiency Workbook.
Terms in this set (41)
n. all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment:
Pollution can have disastrous effects on the delicately balanced _________ .
n. an area of land kept in its natural state, especially for wild animals to live in and be protected:
a nature/game/wildlife _________
v. to move people from a dangerous place to somewhere safe:
The police _________ed the village shortly before the explosion.
v. to surround and cover something or someone completely:
The flames rapidly _________ed the house.
n. a scientist who studies plants
v. to grow or develop successfully:
My tomatoes are _________ing this summer - it must be the warm weather.
n. a large group of things or people, especially one that is attractive or causes admiration or has been positioned in a particular way:
There was a splendid _________of food on the table.
adj. naturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another place:
Are there any species of frog _________ to the area?
n. all the plants of a particular place or from a particular time in history:
the _________of the Balearic Islands.
adj. damaged, especially by being used a lot:
hail (hail from = phrasal verb)
to come from or have been born in a particular place
His father __________ed from Italy.
v. to separate or remove something from something else that it is connected to:
You can _________the hood if you prefer the coat without it.
adj. very powerful, forceful, or effective:
Surprise remains the terrorists' most _________weapon.
v. to think carefully about something, especially for a noticeable length of time:
She sat back for a minute to _________ her next move in the game.
v. to think or believe:
I _________ it's going to rain.
n. the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or in the world generally, or the problem of protecting this:
a new National Biological Survey to protect species habitat and _________ .
n. a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem:
The peace _________ was welcomed by both sides
v. to make a serious or formal promise to give or do something:
We are asking people to _________ their support for our campaign.
adj. able to continue over a period of time:
That sort of extreme diet is not _________ over a long period.
causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time:
A large international meeting was held with the aim of promoting _________ development in all countries.
n. the quality of being easily damaged, broken, or harmed:
The collapse of the bank is an ominous reminder of the _________ of the world's banking system.
adv. in such a way as to making people feel less angry or suspicious than they were before:
He was _________ frank.
n. (UK also enquiry) the process of asking a question:
I've been making _________s about/into the cost of a round-the-world ticket.
formal = _________ into the matter is pointless - no one will tell you anything.
v. (USE WELL) to use something for advantage:
We need to make sure that we _________ our resources as fully as possible.
v. (USE UNFAIRLY) to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage:
Laws exist to stop companies _________ing their employees.
adj. describes farming land that is used for, or is suitable for, growing crops:
v. to say officially that a place or thing has a particular character or purpose:
This area of the park has been specially _________d for children.
They officially _________d the area (as) unsuitable for human habitation.
n. damage and destruction:
If disease is allowed to spread, it will cause widespread _________.
The storm left behind it a trail of _________.
v. to throw something away or get rid of it because you no longer want or need it:
_________ed food containers and bottles littered the streets.
n. physical weakness and bad health caused by having too little food, or too little of the types of food necessary for good health:
Many of the refugees are suffering from severe _________.
adj. more than enough:
an _________ supply of food
There is ________ evidence that cars have a harmful effect on the environment.
n. a person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen:
He's been a trade union/party _________ for many years.
adj. existing in very great amounts that will never be finished:
There seemed to be an _________ supply of champagne at the wedding.
n. a feeling of unhappiness and disappointment:
Aid workers were said to have been filled with _________ by the appalling conditions that the refugees were living in.
The supporters watched in/with _________ as their team lost 6-0.
n. the increase of something in size, number, or importance:
the rapid _________ of the software industry
an area of land that is protected in order to keep safe the animals and plants that live there, often because they are rare
the point at which a situation is clearly seen to start to change:
The end of the Cold War was a _______ _______ for the world in more ways than one.
in the thick of it
completely involved in an activity or a situation:
At first George didn't want to have anything to do with planning our wedding, but he's ____ ____ _____ ____ ___ now.
(dust bowl) a semiarid (dry) area in which the surface soil is exposed to wind erosion and dust storms occur
seriously affected by a long period when there is little or no rain:
a massive underground reserve that could allow the _______ _______ country to meet its water needs for a long time
a disaster to the natural environment due to human activity, which distinguishes it from the concept of a natural disaster
the washing away of soil by the flow of water
involving the joint activity of two or more;
He says it is time for ________ ________ by world leaders.
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