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Inside Listening and Speaking 4 - Unit 1

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analogy
(n) a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features
considerable
(adj) great in amount, size, importance, etc.
considerably
(adv) greatly; noticeably
convene
(v) to arrange for people to come together for a formal meeting
convention
(n) a usual or accepted way of behaving, especially in social situations, often following an old way of thinking or a custom in one particular society
conventional
(adj) ordinary rather than different or original
unconventional
(adj) uncommon; not ordinary; different; original
conventionally
(adv) in a way that is ordinary or usual
dispose (of)
(v) to get rid of somebody/something that you do not want or cannot keep
disposal
(n) the act of getting rid of something or dealing with a problem
disposable
(adj) designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up; or free for use
enforce
(v) to make sure that people obey or follow a particular law or rule
enforcement
(n) the act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
ensure
(v) to make sure that something happens or is definite; make certain
expose
(v) to remove things that are covering or protecting something or someone, or to show the truth about somebody or something
exposed
(adj) left or being without shelter or protection; revealed or unconcealed
induce
(v) to cause something to happen
induction
(n) the act of bringing about or causing
infrastructure
(n) the basic systems and services that are necessary for a country or an organization to run smoothly, for example buildings, transport and water and power supplies
legislate
(v) to make a law affecting something
legislature
(n) lawmaking part of government
legislation
(n) rulings, rules, or lawmaking
legislative
(adj) having the function of making laws
migrate
(v) to move from one place to another
practitioner
(n) a person who works in a profession, especially medicine or law (a professional or specialist)
transmit
(v) to send an electronic signal, radio or television broadcast, etc., or to pass something from one person to another
trigger
(n) something that is the cause of a particular reaction or development