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Flashcards in ESL #7 Deck (34)
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the center of a city, especially where there are a lot of businesses

downtown

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walking; without using a vehicle

on foot

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a useful or desirable feature that makes something more attractive, comfortable, or enjoyable

amenities

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very busy, with a lot of movement and interest, especially with many people moving through an area

bustling

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the number of crimes that happen over a period of time divided by the number of people living in that area

crime rate

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closeness; a measure of how near two things are to each other

proximity to

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an undeveloped area; an area in or near a city with many plants and without buildings

open space

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the amount of time one spends traveling between home and work or school

commute time

9

the system of buses, subways, trains, ferries, and more that are operated by a city or county to take people where they want to go

public transportation

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to move to a place and stay there for a long time, becoming comfortable and familiar with the area

to settle down

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the areas surrounding a city center, where homes are larger and more spread out, with fewer large office buildings

suburbs

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traits or characteristics that make a person or thing different from others and more interesting

character

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identical; a phrase used to describe many objects, especially homes, that are exactly the same or very similar

cookie-cutter

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activities and events that happen in a city at night, especially at dance clubs, bars, parks, and outdoor festivals

nightlife

15

to relax, especially sitting in a relaxed position or lying down

to lounge

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a group of people who have strong relationships and participate in shared activities

close-knit community

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a stage performance that includes dialogue and songs

musical

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a traditional story typically about people or creatures that did not exist and explained why the natural world is the way it is

myth

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the area of study focusing on the different sounds of a language

phonetics

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someone of a high social class typically with a good education and a lot of money

aristocrat

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when one voice is substituted for another in a movie or television show

dubbed

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to be used to seeing or doing something

to be accustomed to

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an educational speech or talk about a specific topic

lecture

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a way of learning where educational materials are sent and received through the mail

correspondence course

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someone who copies what another person does, trying to appear and behave like that person

imitator

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a person who performs for an audience

talent

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a religious song that originally came from African American culture in the southern United States

spiritual

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of low quality and not very interesting or entertaining

medocre

29

to respond by speech, gesture, writing, or action

to reply

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to follow, obey, or act according to a law, rule, regulation, or guideline

to comply

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to comply or follow any requirements, regulation, and rules that are set by another person or organization; to be introduced to; to come together

to meet

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gentle or kind, in the way one behaves; not too strong in flavor

mild

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delicate; of a young age

tender

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to have the urge to eat a lot of food, especially snacks

to have the munchies