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cyberspace
the internet considered as an imaginary area without limits where you can meet people and discover information about any subject
expense
the use of money, time, or effort
fabric
cloth or material for making clothes, covering furniture, etc.:
fibre
any of the thread-like parts that form plant or artificial material and can be made into cloth
foam
a mass of very small bubbles formed on the surface of a liquid
log
a thick piece of tree trunk or branch, especially one cut for burning on a fire
marble
a type of very hard rock that has a pattern of lines going through it, feels cold, and can be polished to become smooth and shiny
patent
the official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years
pillar
a strong column made of stone, metal, or wood that supports part of a building
plank
a long, narrow, flat piece of wood or similar material, of the type used for making floors
polyester
a type of artificial cloth
prop
to support something physically, often by leaning it against something else or putting something under it
technique
a way of doing an activity that needs skill
thread
(a length of) a very thin fibre
timber
trees that are grown so that the wood from them can be used for building
cutting-edge
the most modern stage of development in a particular type of work or activity
futuristic
strange and very modern, or intended or seeming to come from some imagined time in the future
demolish
to completely destroy a building, especially in order to use the land for something else
dye
to change the colour of something using a special liquid
innovate
to introduce changes and new ideas
revolve
to move or cause something to move around a central point or line
rotate
to turn or cause something to turn in a circle, especially around a fixed point
strike
to refuse to continue working because of an argument with an employer about working conditions, pay levels, or job losses
harassed
feeling or looking strained as a result of having too many demands made on one
breakthrough
an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem
overhaul
to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should
lightning-fast
Incredibly fast; too quick to keep up with.
tech-savvy
knowing a lot about modern technology, especially computers:
harness
a piece of equipment with straps and belts, used to control or hold in place a person, animal, or object:
be/become mired (down) in somthing
to be involved in a difficult situation, especially for a long period of time:
scam
an illegal plan for making money, especially one that involves tricking people:
cyberbullying
someone who uses the internet to harm or frighten another person, especially by sending them unpleasant messages
leave behind
to forget to take something or someone with you
divulge
to make something secret known
like gold dust
said about something that is very difficult to get because a lot of people want it
speculation
the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain:
genome
the complete set of genetic material of a human, animal, plant, or other living thing
sequencing
the process of combining things in a particular order, or discovering the order in which they are combined
crude
oil from rocks underground in a natural state that has not yet been treated
mar
to spoil something, making it less good or less enjoyable:
drowning
death caused by being underwater and not being able to breathe, or a case when this happens:
far-reaching
Something far-reaching has a great influence on many people or things:
implication
the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future:
akin
having some of the same qualities:
get hold of
to understand something:
de facto
existing in fact, although perhaps not intended, legal, or accepted
tracking
the act of putting students with similar abilities in a group and teaching them together
surveillance
the careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that has happened or is expected
fission
the process of dividing the nucleus of an atom, resulting in the release of a large amount of energy
quandary
a state of not being able to decide what to do about a situation in which you are involved