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subtle
not obvious, and therefore difficult to notice
depict
To represent or show something in a picture or story.
proponent
A person who speaks publicly in support of a particular idea or plan of action.
proliferation
a sudden increase in number or amount
prone
Likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic.
belligerent
very unfriendly and angry
stipend
A fixed regular income.
underpin
To give support, strength, or a basic structure to something.
means
A method or way of doing something.
patchy
Only existing or happening in some parts.
constellation
Any of the groups of stars in the sky that seem from Earth to form a pattern and have been given names.
sheer
Used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except.
equator
An imaginary line drawn around the middle of the Earth an equal distance from the North Pole and the South Pole.
circumference
The distance measured around the edge of a circle or a round object or area.
rig
a tall structure fitted with equipment for getting oil or gas out of the ground or from under the bottom of the sea
ubiquitous
Seeming to be everywhere.
devoid
To lack or be without something that is necessary or usual.
impose
To officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received.
yearn
To wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have.
tendril
A thin, stem-like part of a climbing plant that holds on to walls or other plants for support.
oncoming
Moving towards you or coming nearer.
superstition
Belief that is not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, but is connected with old ideas about magic, etc..
distressing
Upsetting or worrying.
cloud
to confuse or impair
rest assured
to be assured; to be certain; to be certain something will happen
assure
To tell someone confidently that something is true, especially so that they do not worry.
carcass
The body of a dead animal.
gradually
Slowly over a period of time or a distance.
scarper
to leave a place very quickly and suddenly
disproportionate
Too large or too small in comparison to something else, or not deserving its importance or influence.
let alone
not to mention or think of someone or something; not even to take someone or something into account
bear down
To advance in a threatening manner.
fragrance
A sweet or pleasant smell.
whiff
A slight smell, carried on a current of air.
lag
To move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people or things.
siren
a piece of equipment that makes a loud sound, used for warning people
hum
to make musical sounds with your lips closed
arouse
To cause someone to have a particular feeling.
heighten
To increase or make something increase, especially an emotion or effect.
impair
To spoil something or make it weaker so that it is less effective.
screen out
to prevent something that is dangerous or unsuitable from coming in
tweak
To pull and twist something with a small sudden movement.
revise
To look at or consider again an idea, piece of writing, etc. in order to correct or improve it.
spearmint
A strong flavouring with a fresh taste, or the plant from which this flavouring comes.
intriguing
Very interesting because of being unusual or mysterious.
sedate
quiet or slow, and not likely to shock people or attract attention
olfactory
Connected with the ability to smell.
elevate
To raise something or lift something up.
airliner
A large passenger aircraft.
outsize
(especially of clothing) much larger than usual.
aviation
The activity of flying aircraft, or of designing, producing, and keeping them in good condition.
herald
To be a sign that something important, and often good, is starting to happen, or to make something publicly known, especially by celebrating or praising it.
ensuing
Happening after something and because of it.
swivel
To (cause to) turn round a central point in order to face in another direction.
propulsion
A force that pushes something forward.
aeronautics
The science of designing, building, and operating aircraft.
manned
Operated or controlled by people.
reminiscence
stories or thoughts of past experiences
flap
To wave something, especially wings when or as if flying.
mirage
An image, produced by very hot air, of something that seems to be far away but does not really exist.
expatriate
Someone who does not live in their own country.
sought-after
wanted by many people but not easy to get
glitzy
Having a fashionable appearance intended to attract attention.
hassle
a situation that causes problems for you or that annoys you very much
Spaniard
someone from Spain
entrepreneur
someone who uses money to start businesses and make business deals
wholly
completely
hub
The central or main part of something where there is most activity.
withhold
To refuse to give something or to keep back something.
repercussion
The effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect.
wholesaler
Someone who buys and sells goods in large amounts to shops and businesses.
traction
The ability of a wheel or tyre to hold the ground without sliding.
lease
To make a legal agreement by which money is paid in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for an agreed period of time.
posh
(of places and things) expensive and of high quality.
worthwhile
Useful, important, or good enough to be a suitable reward for the money or time spent or the effort made.
fillip
Something that causes a sudden improvement.
construe
To understand the meaning, especially of other people's actions and statements, in a particular way.
reimburse
To pay back money to someone who has spent it for you or lost it because of you.
subsistence
The state of having what you need in order to stay alive, but no more.
streamline
to improve a business, organization, process etc by making it more modern or simple
conveyancing
The process of moving the legal ownership of property or land from one person to another.
incentive
Something that encourages a person to do something.
envisage
To imagine or expect something in the future, especially something good.
nimble
Quick and exact either in movement or thoughts.
waver
To lose strength, determination, or purpose, especially temporarily.
wobble
To (cause something to) shake or move from side to side in a way that shows poor balance.
boil down to
To constitute the equivalent of in summary.
excerpt
A short part taken from a speech, book, film, etc..
stall
To halt the motion or progress of; bring to a standstill.
commodity
A substance or product that can be traded, bought, or sold.
dissipate
To (cause to) gradually disappear or waste.
rein
A long, thin piece of material, especially leather, that helps you to control and direct a horse.
equity
The value of a company, divided into many equal parts owned by the shareholders, or one of the equal parts into which the value of a company is divided.
tenacious
Holding tightly onto something, or keeping an opinion in a determined way.
eventuality
Something unpleasant or unexpected that might happen or exist in the future.
on one's toes
aware and energetic
more than you bargained for
something different from what you expected, especially something worse
vivid
having or producing very clear and detailed images in the mind
makeshift
Temporary and of low quality, but used because of a sudden need.
straggle
To move or spread untidily and in small numbers or amounts.