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resemble
To look like or be like someone or something.
cram
To force a lot of things into a small space.
albeit
Although.
omit
To fail to include or do something.
latter
used for referring to the second of two people, things, or groups that have just been mentioned
mnemonic
Something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something.
chore
A job or piece of work that is often boring or unpleasant but needs to be done regularly.
auxiliary
Acting as a subsidiary; supplementary
impending
Describes an event, usually something unpleasant or unwanted, that is going to happen soon.
stratum
One of the parts or layers into which something is separated.
spare
If something is spare, it is available to use because it is extra.
span
To extend across in space or time.
relay
To repeat something you have heard, or to broadcast a signal, message, or programme on television or radio.
harrowing
Extremely upsetting because connected with suffering.
prevalent
Existing very commonly or happening often.
stigma
A strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair.
consent
Permission or agreement.
duress
Threats used to force a person to do something.
versed
To know a lot about a particular subject or be experienced in a particular skill.
gratuitous
(of something such as bad behaviour) not necessary, or with no cause.
masquerade
Behaviour that is intended to prevent the truth about something unpleasant or not wanted from becoming known.
respiration
Breathing.
sore
Painful and uncomfortable because of injury, infection, or too much use.
hurdle
A frame or fence for jumping over in a race.
cadre
A small group of trained people who form the basic unit of a military, political, or business organization.
cue
A word or action in a play or film that is used as a signal by a performer to begin saying or doing something.
bud
A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped shoot, leaf, or flower.
shrivel
To become dry, smaller, and covered with lines as if by crushing or folding, or to make something do this.
displace
To force something or someone out of its usual or original position.
susceptible
Easily influenced or harmed by something.
thaw
To (cause to) change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature.
soak
To make something very wet, or (of liquid) to be absorbed in large amounts.
substantiate
To show something to be true, or to support a claim with facts.
formidable
Causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because they are large, powerful, or difficult.
coax
To persuade someone gently to do something or go somewhere, by being kind and patient, or by appearing to be.
junction
A place where things, especially roads or railways, come together.
fraction
a small part or amount of something
keep tabs
to monitor someone or something; to follow the activities of someone or something.
heed
To pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning.
reconnaissance
The process of getting information about enemy forces or positions by sending out small groups of soldiers or by using aircraft, etc..
conspiracy
The activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal.
star-struck
Feeling great or too much respect for famous or important people, especially famous actors or performers.
liken
to say that someone or something is similar to someone or something else
fatigue
Extreme tiredness.
clock up
to reach a particular number or amount
altitude
Height above sea level.
dub
To give something or someone a particular name, especially describing what you think of them.
overt
Done or shown publicly or in an obvious way and not secret.
alike
in the same or a similar manner, way, or degree
deceptive
Making you believe something that is not true.
alienate
To cause someone or a group of people to stop supporting and agreeing with you.
placate
To stop someone from feeling angry.
unearth
to discover something or someone that was not known before or that people had kept secret, especially by searching very thoroughly
pyre
A large pile of wood on which a dead body is burned in some parts of the world.
breach
An act of breaking a law, promise, agreement, or relationship.
scrupulous
Extremely honest .
evaporate
To cause a liquid to change to a gas, especially by heating.
overnight
For or during the night.
deduct
To take away an amount or part from a total.
solace
Help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried.
stumble
To step awkwardly while walking or running and fall or begin to fall.
gill
The organ through which fish and other water creatures breathe.
mesh
(a piece of) material like a net with spaces in it, made from wire, plastic, or thread.
sieve
A tool consisting of a wood, plastic, or metal frame with a wire or plastic net fixed to it. You use it either to separate solids from a liquid, or you rub larger solids through it to make them smaller.
congregate
To come together in a large group of people or animals.
boon
Something that is very helpful and improves the quality of life.
gestation
(the period of) the development of a child or young animal while it is still inside its mother's body.
snorkel
A tube that you hold in your mouth to help you breathe if you are swimming with your face underwater.
single file
A way of walking with one person behind another.
sparse
Small in numbers or amount, often spread over a large area.
spiny
Covered with spines (= long, sharp points like needles.
turquoise
A bluish-green semi-precious stone that is often used in jewellery.
lob
To throw something so that it goes high in the air in a curve.
briefing
Information that is given to someone just before they do something, or a meeting where this happens.
docile
Quiet and easy to influence, persuade, or control.
terrace
A flat raised area.
glitter
To produce a lot of small bright flashes of reflected light.
inland
In the middle of a country, away from the sea.
flora
All the plants of a particular place or from a particular time in history.
don
to put on a piece of clothing
boulder
A very large rock.
abseil
To go down a very steep slope by holding on to a rope that is fastened to the top of the slope.
gaze
To look at something or someone for a long time, especially in surprise or admiration, or because you are thinking about something else.
opt
To make a choice, especially of one thing or possibility instead of others.
longevity
Living for a long time.
observatory
A building from which scientists can watch the planets, the stars, the weather, etc.
telltale
___ signs of something are obvious signs that it exists or it has happened
abatement
a reduction in something harmful or unpleasant
anthology
A collection of artistic works that have a similar form or subject, often those considered to be the best.
compartment
One of the separate areas inside a vehicle, especially a train.
incessant
Never stopping, especially in an annoying or unpleasant way.
muffle
To make a sound quieter and less clear.
nozzle
A narrow piece fixed to the end of a tube so that the liquid or air that comes out can be directed in a particular way.
prop
To support something physically, often by leaning it against something else or putting something under it.
qualm
An uncomfortable feeling when you doubt if you are doing the right thing.
suede
Leather that is slightly rough to touch and is not shiny.
tinnitus
A condition of the ear in which the person suffering from it hears noises such as ringing.
whirr
(especially of machines) to make a low, soft, continuous sound.
whizz
To move or do something very fast.
buyout
(in business) a situation in which a person or group buys all the shares belonging to a company and so gets control of it.