Unit 2 Wordlist
Terms in this set (116)
able to continue over a period of time
the ability to continue at a particular level for a period of time
a word or expression from a particular subject area that has become fashionable by being used a lot, especially on television and in the newspapers:
carefully using valuable natural substances that exist in limited amounts in order to make certain that they will be available for as long a time as possible
more expensive, exciting, etc. than necessary
difficult to explain or understand
not level, equal, flat, or continuous
can be produced as quickly as it's used
to reach one's potential
achieve the most that you are capable of
the total amount that can be contained or produced, or (especially of a person or organization) the ability to do a particular thing
the amount of energy that a power station, etc. is able to produce
moving towards land from the sea, or on land rather than at sea
away from or at a distance from the coast
to cause something to exist
able to do things effectively and skilfully, and to achieve results
relating to two or more nations
a system of rules, ideas, or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something
certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
incremental improvement in the known methods of production.
to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something
the fact of something becoming known or starting to exist
to buy something
something that you buy
the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage, or the money, effort, time, etc. used to do this
something that encourages a person to do something
working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way
a set of ideas or a plan of what to do in particular situations that has been agreed to officially by a group of people, a business organization, a government, or a political party
to stand out
to be very noticeable
used to describe something that can be bought and sold
products that people buy for their own use
the act of sending out gas, heat, light, etc.
intended to be thrown away after use
an unnecessary or wrong use of money, substances, time, energy, abilities, etc.
a sudden and great increase
to increase suddenly and strongly
the state of being overcrowded, esp with traffic or people
to ask an amount of money for something, especially a service or activity
the amount of money that you have to pay for something, especially for an activity or service
a small amount of money that you have to pay to use a road, cross a bridge, etc.
to adjust (behavior)
to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate
to control, to stop smth undesirable
gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.
pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak
fuels to eventually replace dwindling supplies of fossil fuels, such as biodiesel and hydrogen.
the area of land use planning which explores several aspects of built and social environments of municipalities and communities.
widespread destruction, chaos
sprawl (n, v)
a straggling array of something;
to spread out, extend, or be distributed in a straggling or irregular manner, as vines, buildings, handwriting, etc.
to make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction.
sense of community
identity, warmth and intimacy in a community, often found in primary groups, know people beyond economic terms;
tries to create identity based on geographical locations, not just nationalism.
worth living; enjoyable.
involving or showing a mixture of races or social classes.
(of an area or route) suitable or safe for walking;
capability of been used or worn.
areas in a town or city that are open to the public.
involving or showing a mixture of races or social classes in the neighbourhood.
compliance with standards, rules, or laws.
attractively unusual or old-fashioned
a systematic collection of laws or statutes.
a subdivision of a county that has its own government.
an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices.
renovated and improved (a house or district) so that it conforms to middle-class taste.
inexpensive enough to buy
gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
curve of the graph
a line or outline which gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length on the graph.
sufficiently great extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant.
to make better or more meaningful
having special rights, advantages, or immunities because of money or status
guidance and support from nonfamilial adults.
stance (on smth)
a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion
to persuade someone or make someone certain
competing or fighting against each other
to plan, organize, or arrange the parts of something
from a different and opposite way of looking at this
to speak angrily to someone, telling that person that you disagree with them
to have control over a place or person
to look at or consider a person or thing carefully and in detail in order to discover something about them
to control or influence something directly, or to decide what will happen
to account for smth
to form the total of something
a change of position
a person who disagrees with something and speaks against it or tries to change it
a person who has the type of job that needs a high level of education and training
a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding
the work a student does at school
someone who supports a particular idea, group, or person
a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving
a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
able to make you believe that something is true or right
to contribute (to)
to give something, especially money, in order to provide or achieve something together with other people
something that is predictable happens in a way or at a time that you know about before it happens
the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about
fairly important but not leading point
to guess or calculate the cost, size, value, etc. of something
not having enough knowledge, understanding, or information about something
an occasion when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly
to put two or more things into a straight line
to accept or start to use something new
knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience
very well known and important
to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something
a principle or idea
a word that serves as a key, as to the meaning of another word, a sentence, passage, or the like
a mention of something in the text
a list of the books and articles that have been used by someone when writing a particular book or article
involving or expressed in numbers set of connected things or devices that operate together
method of writing when very brief details of the source from which a discussion point or piece of factual information is drawn
a common way of referencing
to constitute plagiarism
to use another person's ideas or work and pretend that it is your own
to give an overview
to make a general explanation or description of something
area or length; amount
attitude to smth
a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this
evidence for smth
one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true
evidence of smth
that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof
relevance of smth
the degree to which something is related or useful to what is happening or being talked about
relevance to smth
the condition of being relevant, or connected with the matter at hand