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lab
laboratory; a place to do scientific experiments
seminar
a small class at a college or university
minus
(prep) being less than zero in number
conduction
the transmission of heat, electricity or sound
audio
concerning sound
subtract
to take away, for example, 20 - 5 = 15
facet
a part of something
splice
act of connecting two pieces of rope or wire into one
incumbent
a person who holds a particular office or position
biodiversity
the variation in an environment, the number of different types of life found there
chunk
a large bit of something; thick lump
credibility
quality of being believable or deserving of trust
tutor
a teacher
super
of the highest quality; great; marvelous
fin
the flat, thin body parts of a fish that sticks out and helps guide it through water
aluminum
very light silvery-white metal used to make cans
gram
a metric unit of weight
liable
legally responsible for something
marble
a kind of stone; metamorphosed limestone
pesticide
a chemical substance used to kill pests
technically
in an exact and particular manner
fringe
the edge of something; such as the decorative edge on a piece of clothing
messenger
someone who delivers a messages
biologist
a scientist who studies living things
connotation
an association; an implication
delta
the place a river divides before entering a larger body of water
tremendous
having great size, excellence, or power
snake
an animal with with a long thin body and no arms or legs
flesh
the soft parts of the body
ghost
spirit of a dead person, appearing to the living
marrow
a soft, fatty tissue inside bones
surgeon
a doctor who performs surgery
instinct
the natural way a person or animal thinks or behaves, knowledge that is not learned
industrialize
to make into something at an industrial level
denominator
the bottom number in a fraction
stripe
a long, thin part of something which is a different color from the parts beside it
junior
someone lower in rank
solvent
something that dissolves or can melt another substance
kilometer
a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters
slab
a thick, flat slice of something
click
to press a computer mouse to do something on a computer
hedge
a fence made with small trees; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling
spray
to make water or liquid fly in very small drops
cinema
a place for showing movies
plug
an electrical connector; to fill or close tightly so liquid or air cannot pass
naked
not wearing any clothes; without covering
indifference
a lack of enthusiasm or interest in things; seeming not to care
erase
to remove written information or information on a computer memory
powder
a dry substance made up of very small pieces
micro
a prefix meaning 'very small', such as microchip
clip
a metal holder used for keeping things together
solute
a substance that has dissolved in a solvent and become part of the liquid, so that they form a solution
dissection
the act or process of cutting something
censor
to remove parts of a book, film or letter for moral, religious, or political reasons
portrayal
the way that something or someone is represented in a book, film, picture or other context
thumb
the short, thick finger on the side of your hand
acidic
containing acid
uplift
to make someone feel happier or more hopeful
flip
to rotate or turn something over
congruent
having the same shape and size
parcel
a package or box wrapped in paper, a thing bigger than a letter that is sent in the mail
lecturer
a junior teacher in university
skip
to not do; to jump
poster
a large, printed notice or picture
sword
a long metal weapon with a sharp point and edge
photographic
concerning the art of making images with cameras
auction
to sell to a person offering the highest price
barrel
a round container with curved sides and flat ends
mentor
an experienced or wise person who teaches or helps another person
nicely
in a pleasing way; in a polite way
lump
a small hard part of something smooth, soft, or continuous
quiz
a game in which players answer questions on a specific topic
watershed
a period of time during which important, significant changes take place
liter
metric unit for measuring liquid or gas
oxidize
to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen - to rust
mercury
a heavy, silver-white metal that is used in thermometers to measure temperature; a planet
noisy
full of noise; loud
headquarter
the main office of a company or organisation
phenomenal
unusual, remarkable
multinational
involving many countries
comma
mark showing a pause or list in a sentence
bizarre
odd or strange
specialty
the specific area of your field
socialize
to teach people to behave in a way which is acceptable in their culture; to spend time with people
enormously
extremely, by a large amount
novice
a person with little or no experience in a particular activity, skill, or subject
rope
a thick string made by twisting many fibers together
campus
the site of an institution, such as a university campus
clever
Showing intelligence; quick to understand or learn
mole
a small animal with dark fur that lives under the ground; a unit for measuring molecules
sometime
at an unknown time in the future
bucket
open container with a handle used to carry liquids
swap
to trade or exchange
recipe
directions for making something
airplane
a machine that flies through the air
deflection
the action of making something move in a different direction
deceive
to make someone believe something that is not true
syllabus
the teaching schedule for a course in a school or university
neat
Not messy; clean and orderly; simple and effective
factorial
concerning factors or factorials
lever
a handle that one pulls to operate a machine
descriptor
a label; something that describes
semester
half a year in school or college
underneath
below or beneath something; under
reactor
device to control nuclear energy as a power source
herbicide
a poison that kills weeds
bonus
extra money for achieving/exceeding target
cheat
to act in dishonest manner to gain an advantage
missile
a weapon, usually thrown, shot or launched
rub
to move something back and forth along a surface
radar
a device that sends out radio waves for finding out the position of another object
memorize
to study something so that you remember it
scripture
the holy books of a particular religion
whoever
whatever person; any person at all
whichever
whatever one
bullet
metal object fired from a gun
punch
to make a quick hit with a closed hand
postgraduate
graduate studying for a further degree
artwork
photographs or pictures in a printed publication
pardon
to excuse
millimeter
1/1000th of a meter
incredible
very hard to believe
halfway
a middle point between two extremes
deadline
a date or time before which something must be done
bang
to strike something loudly or forcefully
semi
a prefix meaning 'half'
slash
to cut violently
ridiculous
something that deserves laughter, is foolish or funny
homework
work that a student is given to do at home
multi
a prefix meaning 'more than one'
volition
the act of making a conscious choice
tricky
difficult to do or deal with; something that needs skill
cheers
a toast used when raising your glass to drink
shuttle
a vehicle that carries passengers or items between two places
aerosol
a container that sprays liquid under pressure
athletic
fit and strong; physically capable
chess
a game of strategy, for two players
terribly
to an extreme degree; badly; very
unintelligible
that cannot be understood
circa
an approximate time period
scroll
a long rolled piece of paper with writing on it; to move up and down a computer screen
sponsorship
money given to a student to pay for education
connector
a device that joins things together
nasty
very bad, unpleasant, or offensive
incredibly
extremely, hard to believe
neo
a prefix meaning 'recent' or 'new'
entrant
a person who enters a contest
hawk
a large bird that gets its food by killing smaller birds and animals
handout
a piece of paper with information, often given out before a presentation
tech
short for 'technology' or 'technician'
rack
a frame, stand or hook on which things are set or hung
applause
the sound made by clapping a performance or speech
demonstrator
person who shows how something works, for example, product
calculator
a small electronic device used for calculation
mall
a large shopping center with many individual stores
sneeze
to loudly blow air out of your nose or mouth in a sudden uncontrolled way
sniff
to smell by short intakes of air.
descendant
a person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor