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Unit 12 - Use of English + Reading


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poach
to catch and kill animals without permission on someone else's land: 'The farmer claimed that he shot the men because they were *ing on his land.'
poach
to take and use for yourself unfairly or dishonestly something, usually an IDEA, that belongs to someone else: 'Jeff always *es my IDEAS, and then pretends that they're his own.'
captive
a person or animal whose ability to move or act freely is limited by being closed in a space; a prisoner, especially a person held by the enemy during a war: 'When the town was recaptured, we found soldiers who had been *s for several years.'
forthcoming
happening soon: 'We have just received the information about the * conference.'
forthcoming
friendly and helpful, willing to give information or to talk: I had difficulty getting any details. 'He wasn't very *.'
enviable
an * quality or situation is one that other people admire and would like to have as well
run counter to sth
to be in opposition to something: 'Your proposal *s * * what is required by the manager.'
ruthless
not thinking or worrying about any pain caused to others; cruel: ' * ambition'
tentative
not definite, or not certain; not confident: 'a * look/smile/deal/agreement'
tentatively
If you do or say something *, you do or say it in an uncertain way.
contend with
to have to deal with problems or difficulties, especially in order to achieve something: 'They had to * * winds of over 40 miles an hour.'
copious
in large amounts, or more than enough: 'They drank * amounts of wine. He took * notes during the lecture.'