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December Reading Exam


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insulation
a special material used so that so that heat, electricity, or sound cannot escape through it
soak
make very wet with water
drought
a long, hot, dry period when there is no rain
divert
to send someone or something somewhere different from where they were expecting to go
delta
a low, flat area of land where a river divides into smaller rivers and goes into the sea
eligible
able to do something because you are in the right situation
estimate
to form an idea of the cost, size, value etc. of something, but without calculating it exactly
latter
the second of two people or things that have just been talked about
quote
to say how much a piece of work will cost before you do it
by-line
a line at the top of a newspaper or magazine article giving the writer's name
morality
ideas and beliefs about what is right or wrong
plot
the things that happen in a story
bachelor
a man who has not married
householder
home owner
overwhelming
very strong in effect or large in amount
occur
to happen, often without being planned
redeem
to exchange something for something else
carry out
do or perform
assess
to make a judgment about the quality, size, value, etc of something
prevent
to stop something happening or to stop someone doing something
reluctant
not wanting to do something
combination
two or more things joined
demands
the difficult things that you have to do
enable
to make someone able to do something, or to make something possible
stigma
a strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair