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READING + VOCAB - April 21th 2014


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way of life
n. culture
locally
adv. within a small area
worldwide
adv. globally
multicultural
adj. from many different cultures
dominate
v. to control or have a lot of influence over sb/sth, especially in an unpleasant way.
joint venture
n. A partnership or conglomerate, formed often to share risk or expertise: a ~ between the film companies.
exotic
adj. of a foreign country....exp:~ flowers
logo, icon
n. symbol of a company.
cultural
adj. connected with the culture of a particular society or group, its customs, beliefs, etc.
monopoly
n. ~ (in / of / on sth) (business) the complete control of trade in particular goods or the supply of a particular service; a type of goods or a service that is controlled in this way.
patent
n. an official right to be the only person to make, use or sell a product or an invention; a document that proves this: to apply for / obtain a ~ on an invention.
clog
v. ~ sth (up) (with sth) to block sth or to become blocked: [VN] [often passive] The narrow streets were ~ged with traffic.
frustrate
v. to make sb feel annoyed or impatient because they cannot do or achieve what they want: What ~s him is that there's too little money to spend on the project.
fountain
n. a structure from which water is pumped up into the air, found as an ornament in parks and gardens/yards.
dazzle
v. to impress sb a lot with your beauty, skill, knowledge, etc: He was ~d by the warmth of her smile.
wrinkle
n. lines on your face and skin that you get when you are old
stain
v. ~ (sth) (with sth) to leave marks that are difficult to remove on sth; to be marked in this way: [VN] I hope it doesn't ~ the carpet.
fabric
n. material made by weaving wool, cotton, silk, etc., used for making clothes, curtains, etc. and for covering furniture: cotton / knitted ~.
scent
n. the pleasant smell that sth has: The air was filled with the ~ of wild flowers.
ventilator
n. a device or an opening for letting fresh air come into a room.
weave
v. ~ sth (together) to make fabric, a carpet, a basket, etc. by crossing threads or strips across, over and under each other by hand or on a machine called a LOOM: [VN] The baskets are woven from strips of willow.
accessory
n. an extra piece of equipment that is useful but not essential or that can be added to sth else as a decoration: bicycle ~s