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Total English - Intermediate - Unit 8 - Reference

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Total English - Intermediate
career
[noun]
a profession or a series of professions that one can do for a long period of one's life
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climate change
[noun]
a permanent change in global or regional climate patterns, including temperature, wind, and rainfall
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political
[adjective]
related to or involving the governance of a country or territory
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arrangement
[noun]
a mutual understanding or agreement established between people
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hairstyle
[noun]
the way in which a person's hair is arranged or cut
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tune
[noun]
a number of musical notes that form a piece of music when played or sung in a particular order
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against
[preposition]
in opposition to someone or something
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law
[noun]
a country's rules that all of its citizens are required to obey
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appeal
[noun]
(law) the procedure of formally asking a higher court to dismiss and reverse the decision made by a lower court
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banned
[adjective]
prohibited or not allowed by law, rule, or authority
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to arrest
[verb]
(of law enforcement agencies) to take a person away because they believe that they have done something illegal
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fine
[noun]
an amount of money that must be paid as a legal punishment
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illegal
[adjective]
forbidden by the law
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architecture
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the study or art of building and designing houses
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building
[noun]
a structure that has walls, a roof, and sometimes many levels, like an apartment, house, school, etc.
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congestion
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a state of being overcrowded or blocked, particularly in a street or road
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construction
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the act or process of making or building a house, bridge, machine, etc.
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to drill
[verb]
to make a hole or opening in something using a rotating tool
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exhaust fumes
[noun]
the toxic gases and particles that are released from the exhaust system of a vehicle and other sources
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heat wave
[noun]
a period of hot weather, usually hotter and longer than before
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horn
[noun]
a device placed inside of a vehicle that makes an alarming and loud sound, used to give a warning or signal to others
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to honk
[verb]
to cause a horn, particularly of a vehicle, to make a loud noise
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rush hour
[noun]
a time of day at which traffic is the heaviest because people are leaving for work or home
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terribly
[adverb]
in a way that is very bad or unpleasant
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tower block
[noun]
a very tall building that is divided into several apartments or offices
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traffic jam
[noun]
a large number of bikes, cars, buses, etc. that are waiting in lines behind each other which move very slowly
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conflict
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a situation in which one is frustrated because of experiencing opposing desires or feelings at the same time
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to cure
[verb]
to make someone regain their health
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debt
[noun]
an amount of money or a favor that is owed
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disease
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an illness in a human, animal, or plant that affects health
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fair trade
[noun]
trading practices that do not put consumers at a disadvantage
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global warming
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the increase in the average temperature of the Earth as a result of the greenhouse effect
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farming
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the activity of working on a farm and growing crops or producing animal products by raising them
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mortality rate
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the number of deaths in a particular population over a specific period of time, usually expressed as a ratio or percentage
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organic
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(of food or farming techniques) produced or done without any artificial or chemical substances
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peace
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a period or state where there is no war or violence
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pollution
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a change in water, air, etc. that makes it harmful or dangerous
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poverty
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the condition of lacking enough money or income to afford basic needs like food, clothing, etc.
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recycling
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the process of making waste products usable again
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solar power
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energy that is generated from the sun's radiation using solar panels, which convert sunlight into electricity
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standard of living
[noun]
the level of wealth, welfare, etc., available to an individual, group, country, etc.
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war
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a state of armed fighting between two or more groups, nations, or states
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wealth
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abundance of money, property or valuable possessions
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to promote
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to move to a higher position or rank
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to offer
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to present or propose something to someone
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promotion
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an act of raising someone to a higher rank or position
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alternative
[noun]
any of the available possibilities that one can choose from
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to quit
[verb]
to give up your job, school, etc.
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to regret
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to feel sad, sorry, or disappointed about something that has happened or something that you have done, often wishing it had been different
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to take the plunge
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to devote one's time and energy to doing or finishing something one was nervous about
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volunteer
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a person who offers to do something, often without being asked or without expecting payment
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