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Arctic
the very cold area around the North Pole
coral
a hard, usually pink or white substance produced by a type of very small sea animal
elegantly
in a way that is graceful and attractive
culture shock
a feeling of confusion felt by someone visiting a country or place that they do not know
reef
a line of rocks or sand near the surface of the sea
Antarctic
the very cold area around the South Pole
homesick
feeling sad because you are away from your home
have itchy feet
to want to travel or do something different
wander
to walk slowly around or to a place, often without any particular sense of purpose or direction
wonder
to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something
bitten by the travel bug
desiring to travel all the time because you have really enjoyed an experience of travelling
confident
certain about your ability to do things well
disruption
the prevention of something, especially a system, process or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
petrifying
very frightening, especially so that someone is unable to move or speak
dense
thick and difficult to see through
lounge
a room in a hotel, theatre, airport, etc where people can relax or wait
fascinating
extremely interesting
daunting
makes you worried because it is difficult or frightening
be plagued by
made to suffer for a long time
plummet
to fall quickly
tight
firm and difficult to move
use sth up
to finish a supply of something
jaw
the two long bones in the face that contain the teeth
cling
to hold on tightly to somebody/something
leech
a type of worm that lives in wet places and fastens itself onto the bodies of humans and animals to feed on their blood
grueling
extremely tiring and demanding
count
to see how many people or things there are
independent traveller
travelling on your own; not using a travel agent
humid
(of air and weather conditions) containing extremely small drops of water in the air
drizzle
very fine rain
breeze
a gentle wind
changeable
often changing, or likely to change
mild
pleasant weather but not cold
pour
to rain, producing a lot of water
scorching
very, very, very hot
chilly
unpleasantly cold
cool
slightly cold, but not too cold
sub-zero
below 0 degrees
clear
weather without clouds
showery
weather with light rain that is often not continuous
fewer
a smaller number
sacred
worthy of respect; holy
flourish
to grow or develop successfully
emigrate
to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one
be off
be ready to go; be about to go somewhere very soon
see sb off
to go to the place that someone is leaving from in order to say goodbye to them
prestigious
respected and admired, usually because of being important
dissatisfied
unhappy
orientated
directed towards or interested in something
set off
to start a journey
the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence)
something that you say that means that other people always seem to be in a better situation than you, although they may not be
temporary
existing or happening for only a short or limited time
take sth or sb for granted
not realize or show that you are grateful for how much you get from sth or sb
abroad
in or to a foreign country or countries
roam (around)
to move about or travel, especially without a clear idea of what you are going to do