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Flashcards in Group 732 Vocabulary - Day 09 Deck (72):
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water tank

large container for holding water

2

turbine

wheel moved by water or air which generates electricity

3

socket

the place in the wall where you connect electrical devices

4

plug

the part of an electrical device with two or three metal pins that you insert in a socket

5

sustainable

a practice that avoids the depletion of natural resources

6

self-sufficient

needing no outside help to satisfy your needs

7

aluminium foil

thin sheet of aluminium, used for wrapping food

8

spark

small fiery particle that is produced in fires or by hitting two hard surfaces together

9

lighter

device that produces a small flame

10

jammer

device used to disrupt/interfere with signals

11

jack

device for lifting heavy objects

12

prosthesis

artificial body part

13

frame

the rigid supporting structure of an object

14

silly

absurd or trivial

15

lamb

a baby sheep

16

limb

an arm or a leg

17

professor

a senior university lecturer

18

teacher

a person who teaches in a (primary or secondary) school

19

lecturer

a person who teaches at a university

20

beacon

light or signal used to indicate the location of something

21

exploit

to use a person or situation in an unfair or selfish way

22

exploitative

a person or thing that exploits

23

tear

to pull apart with force

24

rib

the parallel bones in humans and animals that protect the torso

25

wild

not domesticated or cultivated

26

wildlife

animals living in their natural habitat

27

take charge

to take control

28

a spell of

a period of

29

gated community

a residential community separated from the surrounding areas by fences and gates

30

come around

be converted to a different opinion

31

be your cup of tea

to be compatible with your preferences or tastes

32

electricity grid

the network of cables in a city or country that distribute electricity

33

off-grid

to be independent of the electricity grid

34

give me a break

expression of impatience

35

spit

to eject saliva from your mouth

36

spit out

to eject something

37

hooked up

connected to

38

aware of

to know that something exists

39

fed up with

to be tired of

40

sick of

to be tired of

41

crazy about

to be extremely enthusiastic about

42

reliant on

to be dependent on

43

leery of

to be cautious or suspicious of

44

crank up

to increase the intensity of something

45

device

a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment

46

plug in

to connect an electronic or electrical device with a plug

47

shun

to avoid

48

utility

a public utility, such as the water or electricity supply

49

utility company

company that provides a utility such as water or electricity

50

go through the roof

to reach a very high level

51

prefab

a building made of ready-made or prefabricated parts

52

never look back

to never look back at the past after start something new

53

high maintenance

requiring a lot of continued attention (for devices or people)

54

low maintenance

requiring little or no continued attention (for devices or people)

55

city slicker

somebody from the city who does not know how to deal with non-urban environments

56

holy smoke

expression of surprise

57

electricity bill

account from an electricity company specifying the money you owe them

58

a brew

a cup of tea or coffee

59

to brew

to make tea, coffee or beer

60

hook up

to connect

61

forage

to search for food in natural spaces

62

palm frond

the leaf of a palm tree

63

weed

an undesirable wild plant growing in competition with cultivated plants

64

seaweed

large algae growing in the sea

65

snot

nasal mucus (informal)

66

torch

a flashlight - a small, portable, electrical light

67

shelter

a place giving you temporary protection from bad weather or danger

68

beads

a small round piece of glass, stone or other material used in jewellery

69

resourceful

having the ability to find quick and clever ways to deal with difficulties

70

renewable

capable of being renewed

71

landline

a telephone that uses a terrestrial cable

72

engine

motor