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substantial
adj. large in amount or value; important (Synonym: CONSIDERABLE) ~ sums of money.
companion
n. a person or an animal that travels with you or spends a lot of time with you: travelling ~.
reliever
người an ủi, vật làm dịu cơn đau. - stress ~.
foster
(written) to encourage sth to develop: The club's aim is to ~ better relations within the community.
cohesion
n. (formal) the act or state of sticking together Synonym: UNITY.
indeed
adv. used to emphasize a positive statement or answer: 'Was he very angry?' '~ he was.'
veterinarian
thầy thuốc thú y.
readily
adv. quickly and without difficulty: All ingredients are ~ available from your local store.
consolidation
n. sự gắn kết.
dwelling
n. (formal) a house, flat/apartment, etc. where a person lives: The development will consist of 66 ~s and a number of offices.
scarce
adj. (scarcer, scarcest) if sth is ~, there is not enough of it and it is only available in small quantities: ~ resources.
tough
adj. having or causing problems or difficulties: a ~ childhood / match.
restriction
n. (on sth) a rule or law that limits what you can do or what can happen: import / speed / travel ~s.
council
n. a group of people who are elected to govern an area such as a city or county: a city / county / borough / district ~.
resident
adj. living in a particular place: the town's ~ population (= not tourists or visitors).
committee
n. [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of people who are chosen, usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject: She's on the management ~.
adhere
v. (to sth) (formal) to stick firmly to sth: Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria ~ to the surface of the red cells.
bark
n. the short loud sound made by dogs and some other animals.
confine
v. sb/sth to sth [often passive] to keep sb/sth inside the limits of a particular activity, subject, area, etc. Synonym: RESTRICT The work will not be ~d to the Glasgow area.
premise
n. cơ nghiệp, nhà cửa, vườn tược ...
ideally
adv. use to describe the way you would like things to be, even though this may not be possible.
tempt
v. to attract sb or make sb want to do or have sth, even if they know it is wrong: [VN] I was ~ed by the dessert menu.
prescribe
v. (used about a person or an organization with authority) to say what should be done or how sth should be done: [VN] The ~d form must be completed and returned to this office.
convention
n. the way in which sth is done that most people in a society expect and consider to be polite or the right way to do it: social ~s.
detached
adj. (of a house) not joined to another house on either side.............. try to take a more ~ view
adjacent
adj. (to sth) (of an area, a building, a room, etc.) situated next to or near sth: The planes landed on ~ runways.
preferably
adv. used in order to show which person, thing, place, or idea you think would be the best choice  Students must take two years of a foreign language, ~ Spanish.
fernery
n. place where ferns are grown
likelihood
n. the chance of sth happening; how likely sth is to happen: There is very little ~ of that happening.
surveillance
n. (written) the act of carefully watching a person suspected of a crime or a place where a crime may be committed: The police are keeping the suspects under constant ~.
adequate
adj. (for sth) ~ (to do sth) enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need: an ~ supply of hot water.
paling
n. [C, usually pl., U] a metal or wooden post that is pointed at the top; a fence made of these posts: He leaned against the ~.
rear
n. (usually the rear) [sing.] the back part of sth: A trailer was attached to the ~ of the truck.
rouse
v. sb (from sleep / bed) (formal) to wake sb up, especially when they are sleeping deeply: The telephone ~d me from my sleep at 6 a.m.
agile
adj. able to move quickly and easily: a strong and ~ athlete.
territoriality
n. the behavior of animals or people that try to keep others away from an area that they use or control.
sensitive
adj.(to sth) aware of and able to understand other people and their feelings: a ~ and caring man.
residential
adj. (of an area of a town) suitable for living in; consisting of houses rather than factories or offices: a quiet ~ area.
prejudiced
adj. (against sb/sth) having an unreasonable dislike of or PREFERENCE for sb/sth, especially based on their race, religion, sex, etc: Few people will admit to being racially ~.
sediment
n. solid substances that settle at the bottom of a liquid. Exp: a thick layer of ~
neglect
v. to fail to take care of sb/sth: The buildings had been ~ed for years.
inevitable
adj. that you cannot avoid or prevent: It was an ~ consequence of the decision.
disturb
v. to interrupt sb when they are trying to work, sleep, etc: I'm sorry to ~ you, but can I talk to you for a moment?
pit
n. (especially in compounds) a deep hole in the ground from which minerals are dug out: a chalk / gravel ~.
overburden
n. worthless rock or soil covering valuable ore.
ore
n. rock, earth, etc. from which metal can be obtained: iron ~.
dump
v. get rid of.............. Ellie ~ed all the photos of her ex-husband
marine
adj. [1]connected with the sea and the creatures and plants that live there. [2]connected with ships or trade at sea.
tailings
n. waste rock or ore from a mining operation.
clinic
n. a building or part of a hospital where people can go for special medical treatment or advice: the local family planning ~.
inequality
n. (plural inequalities) the unfair difference between groups of people in society, when some have more wealth, status or opportunities than others.
compensation
(for sth) something, especially money, that sb gives you because they have hurt you, or damaged sth that you own; the act of giving this to sb: to claim / award / receive ~.
wage
a regular amount of money that you earn, usually every week, for work or services: ~s of £200 a week.
on-site
at the place or on the area of land you are talking about opp: off-site.
silt
n. sand, mud, etc. that is carried by flowing water and is left at the mouth of a river or in a harbour. Phrasal Verbs: ~ sth<->up
fend
v. to look after sb without needing help from other people... exp: fend for yourself.....Phrasal Verbs: ~ for yourself
alien
adj.very different from what you are used to, especially in a way that is difficult to understand or accept.... exp: the ~ enviroment of the city
undermine
v. [1]to make sth, especially sb's confidence or authority, gradually weaker or less effective: [2]to make sth weaker at the base, for example by digging under it.
inject
v. to put liquid, especiably a drug, into sb by using a special needle
dispute
n. (about sth) an argument or a disagreement between two people, groups or countries; discussion about a subject where there is disagreement.
acquire
to obtain sth by buying it or being given it