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NorthStar 3 Reading & Writing Units 1-5

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beauty ('beauty)
(noun) the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
coastal ('coastal)
in the ocean or on the land near the coast ( the area where the land meets the water )
consequences ('consequences)
things that happen as a result of a particular action or situation
continent ('continent)
one of the large land masses of the earth
effect (e'ffect)
(noun) what happens as a result of the cause
environment (en'vironment)
the area in which something exists or lives
fragile ('fragile)
easily broken, damaged or ruined
frozen ('frozen)
turned into ice
glaciers ('glaciers)
huge sheets of ice moving slowly through land or rock formations
harsh
difficult to live in and very uncomfortable
huge
very large, especially vertically
icebergs ('icebergs)
masses of ice that float in the ocean
inhabit (in'habit)
to live in an area or a place
landscape ('landscape)
the way an area of land looks
natural ('natural)
existing in or in conformity with nature
ozone layer ('ozone layer)
atmospheric layer in which ozone gas is relatively concentrated
preserve (pre'serve)
to save something or someone from being harmed or destroyed; a place where this is done
protection (pro'tection)
preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil
remote (re'mote)
far away from towns and cities
research ('research)
to study a subject in detail, especially in order to discover new facts or test new ideas
scenic ('scenic)
having attractive and impressive natural views
scientific (scien'tific)
of or relating to the practice of science
scientist ('scientist)
a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
sunlight ('sunlight)
the main source of energy for life on Earth
temperature ('temperature)
a measure of how hot or cold something is
tourist ('tourist)
someone who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure
vast
extremely large, especially horizontally
blunt
direct speech with little or no effort to be polite or gentle
compete
to try to win against others
emphasize
to show that something is special or important
fairly
in conformity with rules or laws and without fraud or cheating (adverb)
feminine
(adj.) female, womanly
gossip
talk about the behavior of other people
identity
who a person is; the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
influence
guide or change
juicy
a slang term used to describe information that is interesting but probably should not be talked about since it is private or secret
lady-like
befitting a woman of good breeding
masculine
(adj.) male, manly
occupation
employment; profession; job
reflect
to show something clearly
rough and tough
macho; extremely masculine; strong; manly
status
level or position in society
the dirt
a slang term for information that is interesting but probably should not be talked about since it is private or secret
women's movement
a series of organized activities in support of women's rights
Achieve (A'chieve)
To do what one sets out to do
athlete ('athlete)
a person trained to compete in sports
awesome ('awesome)
inspiring admiration or wonder; terrific
concentration (concen'tration)
great and constant diligence and attention
control (con'trol)
power to direct or determine (noun)
controversy ('controversy)
a disagreement among many people
energy ('energy)
the power you feel that makes you able to move
escape (e'scape)
a way to forget about life's problems and pressures (noun)
focus ('focus)
direct one's attention on something
hooked on ('hooked on)
liking something so much that you want to do it as much as possible
intense (in'tense)
strong, powerful (describes a feeling)
make it ('make it)
be successful in a particular activity
mental ('mental)
involving the mind or an intellectual process
obsessed (ob'sessed)
influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
obsession (ob'session)
an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
perfect (per'fect (verb))
make complete and flawless (verb)
perform (per'form)
get something done
physicsk ('physical)
characterized by energetic bodily activity
pressure ('pressure)
a strong feeling that something difficult is expected of you
qualify ('qualify)
succeed in satisfying a test or requirement in order to pass to the next level
style ('style)
a way of expressing something (in language, art, music, sports, fashion, etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period of time
Astonishing (A'stonishing)
very surprising
deception (de'ception)
(n.) a lie
duplicate ('duplicate)
an identical copy of something
fake
not real
fishy ('fishy)
appearing not to be reliable
fraud
something intended to deceive
honesty ('honesty)
truth; the quality of being truthful
impersonate (im'personate)
pretending to be someone else
impress (im'press)
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
motive ('motive)
reason
suspicious (su'spicious)
(adj.) appearing not to be reliable; feeling that someone or something cannot be trusted
weary ('weary)
exhausted or tired because of great strain or stress
con man ('con man (woman))
a swindler who exploits the confidence of his/her victim
swindler ('swindler)
a person who cheats you by means of deception or fraud
swindle ('swindle)
to cheat out of money or property
Campaign (Cam'paign)
a series of actions that are intended to achieve a particular result, especially in business or politics
catchy ('catchy)
describes something that you hear and remember
commercial (com'mercial)
(adj.) related to business; (noun) a TV or radio advertisement
competition (com'petition)
the people or groups that are trying to beat you in business or sports
convince (con'vince)
to persuade someone to do something
exotic (e'xotic)
uncommon, different, exciting
fail
to be unsuccessful in doing something
firm
a business or small company
'global
multinational, worldwide, international
goal
something that you hope to achieve in the future
impress (im'press)
to affect positively
market ('market)
a particular country or area where a company sells its products
message ('message)
the main idea or the most important idea in a movie, book, speech, ad, essay, etc.
succeed (suc'ceed)
(verb) to do what you have tried to do
successful (suc'cessful)
(adj.) effective; having a good result; convincing
success (suc'cess)
(noun) a favorable or satisfactory outcome or desired result
advertise ('Advertise)
to make something known generally or in public, especially in order to sell it
advertisers ('Advertisers)
organizations that pay for the promotion of their products, services or ideas
advertising ('Advertising)
the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
advertisement (Adver'tisement (ad))
a public promotion of some product or service