Essential Words(Barron-IELTS) - Unit 1: Bird migration + Example
Terms in this set (33)
(n)a distinct part, feature, or view of. particular part or feature of something. Ex: from every aspect theirs was a changing world
(n) Active during the day.
ex :When I was first married I was practically nocturnal, and my wife was diurnal
(v). [with object] suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently. Ex: it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain.
(v): [no object] remain in existence; last. Ex: these cities have endured through time
(v): develop gradually. Ex: the company has evolved into a major chemical manufacturer.
(v): . attract the strong attention and interest of. Ex: I've always been fascinated by computers
(n): an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength. Ex: the new printing presses were considerable feats of engineering
(n): a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles. Ex: the Northern hemisphere
(a): of vital importance; crucial. Ex: immediate action was imperative
(n): seasonal movement of animals from one region to another. Ex: this butterfly's annual migration across North America
(n): the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route. Ex: Columbus corrected his westward course by celestial navigation
(a): active at night. Ex: most owls are nocturnal
(a): not clearly expressed or easily understood. Ex: grey and obscure on the horizon rose a low island.
(v): Ex: grey clouds obscure the sun
(a): best or most favorable; optimum. Ex: seeking the optimal solution
(n): a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
(v): move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place. Ex: dog owners are urged not to allow their dogs to stray
(a): (of a place) exposed to strong winds. Ex: the windswept moors
(v): (of a person, animal, or group) live in or occupy (a place or environment). Ex: a bird that inhabits North America
(n): regions, especially with reference to their temperature and distance from the equator.
(a): relating to the regions around the North Pole. Ex: February brought arctic conditions
the arctic weather of 1981
(v): (especially of a bird) spend the winter in a particular place. Ex: birds wintering in the Channel Islands
(a): relating to the south polar region or Antarctica.
(n). the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level . Ex: flight data including airspeed and altitude
(n): the action or fact of raising or being raised to a higher or more important level, state, or position.
(adv) (prep): on the top of. Ex:the weathervane is perched atop the Great Tower
(a):always right or accurate, Making no mistakes, faultless, completely accurate
(n): an animal that migrate, A person who moves from place to place to get work.
(a): natural. Ex: her innate capacity for organization
(n): a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance. Ex: his success was the cue for the rest of Fleet Street to forge ahead
(n): the noun of evolve. Ex: Our research plans have gone through many evolutions and are now quite different from our original plans.
(a): the adj of evolve. Ex: Through the evolutionary process, birds have developed adaptations that allow them to survive in different environments
(n): the noun of fascinate
(a): the adj of migrate. Scientists study the habits of migratory birds.
(v): To see and study , Ex: Many people observe birds as a hobby