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perceive
to become aware of through the senses
trivial
(informal) small and of little importance
notorious
famous for something bad
velocity
the speed at which something moves
critique
a serious examination and judgment of something (such as a piece of writing or a work of art)
fossil
the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that has been preserved in rock or earth for a very long period
patronage
money and support that is given to an artist, organization, business, etc.
blend
to mix together or combine e.g. (........ caramel with chocolate)
wandering
travelling about without any clear destination
nationwide
existing or happening in all parts of a particular country
frontier
a border between two countries / the limits of knowledge in a particular field e.g. (a discovery at the very ......... of our understanding)
shaft
a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon)
unprecedented
not done or experienced before e.g. (The team has enjoyed ........... success this year.)
trigger
To cause (something) to start or happen e.g. (Certain foods .......... his headaches.)
differential
Of, showing, or depending on a difference
commentary
a set of written notes explaining or expressing an opinion on a text or subject e.g (The magazine includes humor and social ............)
fragile
easily broken or damaged or destroyed
bleak
unpleasantly cold and damp - offering little or no hope
torture
the act of causing severe physical pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something
cargo
goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle
compensate
to pay someone money in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury incurred
advocate
a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy e.g. (a passionate/impassioned ......... of civil rights)
eternal
continuing forever or indefinitely
astonishing
causing a feeling of great surprise or wonder
complement
something added to complete or make perfect