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Unit 10 Imagining the future


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alien
a being from another planet.
along the way
during the course of a particular event.
apostle
someone who believes in something strongly and tries to get other people to believe in it too.
astounding
amazing or incredible.
at long last
after you have been hoping for something for a long time and you finally achieve or get it.
base
the main place where you work or live.
characters
the individuals in a story.
colossal
very large.
destiny
refers to what will happen in the future, especially when it is thought to be controlled by someone or something else.
eloquent
when someone expresses ideas in a clear and fluent way.
fissures
deep cracks in something, usually in rock or the ground.
flee
to escape or run away from something or someone.
glimpse
a brief experience or view of something.
got a break
was lucky after a period of effort.
incessant
something that never stops.
inferior
when someone is lower in status than something else.
intellectual
when something deals with knowledge, thought or understanding.
into the heavens
towards the sky.
literally
used to show that something we say is true.
none other than
in fact; surprisingly.
plot
the action of a story.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told.
protagonist
the main character in a movie, play or book.
ruthless
when someone is very cruel and willing to make others suffer to achieve a goal.
scrutinize
to look at something closely and carefully.
sequel
a continuation of a story.
setting
the time and place of a story.
settle
to create a new, permanent home.
stunned
shocked or surprised.
theme
a story's main idea or central message.
touch down
to land.
unimaginable
when something is very difficult to make a mental picture of.