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Intermediate Deck 19

Intermediate Deck 19

Total: 20 words

valve

noun

a device along a pipe that can either open and allow something to flow, or close and block it

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wheat

noun

a kind of grain that is used to make flour for bread

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chess

noun

a game for two people played on a board marked with black and white squares on which each playing piece, representing a king, queen, castle, etc., is moved according to special rules

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primer

noun

a book that covers the basics of a subject

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primer

noun

the first layer of paint applied to a surface before the main layer

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scroll

noun

a long rolled piece of paper with writing on it

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nominal

adjective

in name or thought but not reality

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lateral

adjective

on the side; moving sideways

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null

adjective

having no impact

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multinational

adjective

of, or relating to, or being a company with subsidiaries or other operations in a number of countries

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mall

noun

a large shopping center with many individual stores

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motif

noun

a distinctive form, shape, or figure in a design

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dye

noun

a coloring or staining substance made from plants or chemicals, usually used for changing the color of something

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phosphate

noun

a salt or compound used to help grow plants

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substrate

noun

a substance which a catalyst or enzyme has an effect on

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chloride

noun

a chemical compound that is a mixture of chlorine and something else

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oxidize

verb

to convert (an element) into an oxide; to combine with oxygen to cause something to rust

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rainfall

noun

water falling from the sky

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composite

adjective

made of more than one different part

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cone

noun

a part of the eye responsible for color vision

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