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Intermediate Unit 3

Intermediate Unit 3

Total: 50 words

clarify

verb

to make something clearer or easier to understand

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fabric

noun

cloth used to make things

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elevation

noun

the height above a surface or a given place, especially sea level

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damp

adjective

a little wet

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controversy

noun

an argument or dispute that involves many people who disagree about something

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logical

adjective

sensible; reasonable

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activate

verb

to make something or someone active or operative

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goods

noun

a general term for things that are bought or sold

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candidate

noun

one that aspires to or is nominated or qualified for an office, membership, or award

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psychologist

noun

an expert who studies the mind and behavior

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psychology

noun

the science or study that deals with mental processes and behavior

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client

noun

a person who uses the services or advice of a professional person or organization

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clinic

noun

a medical facility or establishment where medical treatment or advice, especially of a specialist kind, is given to people who do not need to stay in the hospital

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demonstrator

noun

a person who shows how something works, like a product or machine

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disability

noun

a condition that makes it hard for someone to do something normally

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bacteria

noun

a very small living thing that exists in large numbers in the air, water and soil and also in living and dead creatures and plants; helps digest food, strengthens the immune system, but can also make people sick

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immune

adjective

not affected by or resistant to a particular disease or illness

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atom

noun

the basic unit of an element that has all the element’s characteristics

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atomic

adjective

concerning atoms

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emission

noun

a substance, like gas or liquid, that is discharged or released into the air

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genetics

noun

a branch of biology dealing with gene, heredity, and variation in organisms

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radiation

noun

energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles

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molecular

adjective

about or caused by molecules

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dominant

adjective

strongest

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evident

adjective

clearly or easily to be seen or understood; obvious

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valid

adjective

true or reasonable; acceptable

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communicative

adjective

talkative; cooperative in giving information

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impact

noun

the powerful effect or influence that someone or something has on another person or thing

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lecturer

noun

a person who teaches a specific course or topic to a class

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manual

adjective

needing the use of physical strength or work

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manual

noun

a book of information or instructions

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insert

verb

to put into, between, or among; to add to the body of

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hip

noun

the part of the left or the right side of the body between the waist and the thigh

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criteria

noun

(plural form of 'criterion') standards, rules, or tests that are used to judge or make a decision about something

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ancestor

noun

a person in your family who lived a long time ago

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migrate

verb

to go from one place to another

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colony

noun

an area that is usually far away from the country that controls it or to which it belongs

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tribe

noun

a group of people with the same language, customs, traditions, leaders, and ancestors

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myth

noun

someone or something invented, imaginary, or false, including those commonly or initially believed to be true

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legend

noun

a story handed down from the past that is accepted but cannot be proven to be true

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invasion

noun

an entry into a place for the purpose of taking control

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ultimate

adjective

happening or coming at the end

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exploit

verb

to use something or somebody unfairly for one's own advantage

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interact

verb

to talk, do things, communicate, or deal with other people; to have an effect on each other

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sustainable

adjective

of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged; of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods

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occupation

noun

profession; job

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precede

verb

to be, come, go, or happen before, ahead, or in front of someone or something

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unity

noun

being in full agreement; being joined together

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composer

noun

a music writer

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distribution

noun

(in statistics) an arrangement of values showing frequency of occurrence

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