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Life Jacket
a piece of equipment that you wear on the upper part of your body to help you float if you fall into water
parkour
an activity in which people move quickly around buildings and objects in a city while performing jumps and other skilful movements
take part in
to participate in
sense of achievement
a feeling that you have done something very good and difficult
wet suit
a piece of clothing covering the whole body that keeps you warm and dry when you are under water
harness
a piece of equipment, with straps and belts, used to control or hold in place a person, animal or object
participant
someone who takes part in something
gumshield
a ​device that ​boxers put inside ​their ​mouths in ​order to ​protect ​their ​teeth and ​gums during ​fights
spectator
a person who watches an activity, especially a sports event, without taking part
hardly
almost not, or only a very small amount
abseiling
going down a very steep slope by holding on to a rope that is fastened to the top of the slope
bungee jumping
the sport of jumping from a very high place while tied to a long elastic rope, so that the rope pulls you back before you hit the ground
gamble
to do something risky that might result in loss of money or failure, hoping to get money or achieve success
infatuation
feeling extremely strongly attracted to someone
vast
extremely big
avalanche
a large amount of snow that falls down the side of a mountain
crevice
a small, narrow crack, especially in a rock
snake charming
pretending to hypnotize a snake by playing an instrument
at stake
at risk; in a situation where it might be lost
spur sb on
encourage or motivate sb to do sth
get up sb's nose
to annoy someone
sluggish
moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power
as the crow flies
describes a distance when measured in a straight line between two points or places
pedestrian
a person who is walking, especially in an area where vehicles go
intoxicating
making you very excited or enthusiastic about someone or something
vulnerability
The quality of being easy to hurt or attack physically or emotionally
take sth seriously
to believe that something is important and that you should pay attention to it
buzz
a feeling of excitement, energy, or pleasure
adrenaline
a hormone produced by the body when you are frightened, angry or excited, which makes the heart beat faster and prepares the body to react to danger
adrenaline junkie
someone who is addicted to risky activities because of the thrill it gives them
adrenaline rush
a sudden thrill you feel when your body produces adrenaline
sensation seeking
doing activities for the physical feeling they give
habitual
usual or typical
get straight to the point
focus immediately on the most important part of what to say or write
offender
someone who has committed a crime
potential
possible when the necessary conditions exist
fatal
causing death
assessment
to make a judgment about the quality, size, value, etc of something
collision
an accident that happens when two things hit each other with force
consequence
the result of an action or situation, especially a bad result
efficiency
a good use of time and energy, without wasting any
deteriorate
get gradually worse
off-piste
away from the tracks of firm snow that have been prepared for skiing on
acquire
to gain something by your own efforts, ability or behaviour
encounter
to experience something unpleasant
complacency
a feeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation that prevents you from trying harder
fatigue
extreme tiredness
solitude
being alone without other people
exhilarating
making you feel very excited and happy
pre-pubescent
before the stage in life when they are developing from a child into an adult and becoming able to have children
Scouse
a person who comes from the Liverpool area, in northwest England
tatty
old and in bad condition
haul
to pull something somewhere slowly and with difficulty
leap
to make a large jump or sudden movement, usually from one place to another
gizmo
a general word for a small piece of equipment, often one that does smth. in a new and clever way
satnav
abbreviation for satellite navigation: a system of computers and satellites (= equipment that is sent into space around the Earth to receive and send signals), used in cars and other places to tell a user where they are or where something is
stuffed
completely filled with something
washboard stomach
the well-developed muscles on a person's stomach
architect
a person who makes plans for buildings and other structures; a maker; a creator
alternative
one of two or more things that you can choose between