Units 10-14 Cambridge Objective Advanced

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to achieve sth, especially after a lot of work
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attain

a mathematical picture in which different amounts are represented by thin vertical or horizontal rectangles which have the same width but different heights or lenghts
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bar chart

in the UK, a lawyer (=someone whose job is to know about the law and deal with legal situations) who can work in the highest courts
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barrister

to make contribution to a job or take part in sth as you feel you should
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do your bit

talking with too much pride
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boastful

able to contain a lot; having a lot of space
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capacious

to understand or notice how two things or people are different from each other
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differentiate

to attract the attention or interest of a large number of people
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draw a crowd

a quite large amount
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a fair amount

someone who establishes an organization
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founder

legally responsible
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liable

having existed for a long time
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long-standing

describes sth you must do because of rule or law etc
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obligatory

to think that sth is likely to be true, although you are not certain
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presume

loud or definite
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resounding

unhappy and angry because of unfair treatment
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aggrieved

having strong feelings of shock or disapproval
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apalled

if sth is brought to your attention, you notce it
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bring to sb's attention

the rights of a person to do, think and say what they want if it does not harm other people
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civil liberties

when sth comes as a complete surprise, you are not expecting it at all
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come as a complete surprise

a thick cotton matterial with soft raised parallel lines in one direction, used especially for making clothes
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corduroy

flamboyant clothes or colours are very bright and noticeable
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flamboyant

a warm, soft, light jacket or the material used to make it
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fleece

to pass traditions from older people to younger ones
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hand sth down to sb

unable to act or think in the usual way, usually because you are feeling strong emotion
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overcome

to ask for sth in a strong or emotional way
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plead

prospective

to make a person leave his or her job because the company no longer needs that person or has to reduce its staff
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make sb redundant

descibes clothes which are large, loose and often untidy; not taking care or making effort
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sloppy

not loud, bright, noticeable or obvious in any way
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subtle

to do what you are ordered or expected to do
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toe the line

used for describing sth that is the most expensive in a group of similar products
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top-of-the-range

attractive or interesting
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appealing

certain or extremely likely to happen
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bound

word written under a picture to explain it
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caption

(especially of a tune or song) pleasing and easy to remember
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catchy

the way sth is arranged
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layout

relating to the period in Europe between about AD 500 and AD 1500
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medieval

to fail to include or to do sth
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omit

a large area of flat land
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plains

if you pursue a plan, activity, or situation, you try to do it or achieve it, usually over a long period of time
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pursue

to do sth quickly when you have the opportunity
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seize

not needing help or support from other people
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self-reliance

to be very easy to see or notice
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stand out

containing a slight amount of
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tinged (with)

when you say that someone has done sth bad
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accusation

involving a lot of anger, disagreement and bad feelings
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acronimonius

joined by a formal agreement
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allied

to clap your hands to show that you have enjoyed a performance, talk etc
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applaud

sth difficult or unpleasant that you have to deal with or worry about
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burden

to hide sth
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conceal

to delay someone for a short length of time
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detain

exasperated

careful and without hurry
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deliberate

the act of eating or drink food or liquid quickly by swallowing it in large amounts
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gulp

too big to measure
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incalculable

extremaly annoying or unpleasant
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insufferable

private and personal
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intimate

a leg or arm of a person
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limb

intended to harm or upset someone
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malicious

extreme fatness
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obesity

a feeling that sth, especially sth unpleasant, is going to happen
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premonition

used to say what you think is the likely situation
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presumably

if a problem preys on your mind, you think about it and worry about it a lot
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prey on sb's mind

making you feel less worried
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reassuring

extremely unpleasant, especially to look at
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repulsive

sallow skin is slightly yellow and does not look healthy
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sallow

looking untidy and in bad condition
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shabby

moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power
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sluggish

to make someone feel calm
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soothe

a satisfying meal that fills you and provides you with all the different types of food that your body needs
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square meal

surprised or worried by st unexpected
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startled

stout

the sound that is made when sth heavy falls or hits sth else
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thud

calm and quiet
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tranquil

not filled in an untidy or badly organized way
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uncluttered

to collect information and arrange it in a book, report or list
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compile

sth that limits what you can do
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constrait

a measurment of sth in a particular direction, especially its height, length or width
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dimension

part of an animal or plant from thousands of years ago, preserved in a rock
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fossil

to make it difficult to do sth or for sth to develop
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hinder

having many small or complicated parts and details
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inticate

the amount of time that a person lives or a thing exists
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lifespan

happening too soon or before the usual time
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prematurely

to give someone a piece of information that is surprising or that was previously secret
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reveal


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