Major Subways Flashcards Preview

IELTS Words > Major Subways > Flashcards

Flashcards in Major Subways Deck (11):

Centrepice [n]


/ 'sentəpis /   noun 




1. The most important, noticeable, or attractive part of something 

centrepiece of 

>>The centrepiece of Bevan’s policy was the National Health Service. 

2. A decoration, especially an arrangement of flowers, in the middle of a table 


Clog [v]

/ klɒɡ /  

( past tense and past participle clogged, present participle clogging ) 



- To block something or become blocked :  

>>Tourists whose cars clog the roads each summer 

clog with 

>>Over many years, the pipes had  got clogged up  with grease. 

— clogged   adjective :  

>>clogged highways 



Disruptive [adj]


/ dɪs'rʌptɪv /


- Causing problems and preventing something from continuing in its usual way 

disruptive to 

>>Night work can be very disruptive to home life. 

>>Mike’s parents thought I was a disruptive influence    (= a person who causes disruption ). 

— disruptively   adverb 

+ Đập gãy, đập vỡ


Headquaters [n]


/ 'hedkwɔtəz / 



1. The main building or offices used by a large company or organization :  

>>the headquarters of the United Nations 

2. The place from which military operations are controlled 


Intrinsic [adj]


/ ɪn'trɪnsɪk /



- Being part of the nature or character of someone or something  OPP  extrinsic :  

intrinsic nature/quality/value/property of something 

>>There is nothing in the intrinsic nature of the work that makes it more suitable for women. 

intrinsic to 

>>Flexibility is intrinsic to creative management. 

— intrinsically  / -kli /   adverb :  

>>Science is seen as intrinsically good. 

+ (Thuộc) bản chất, thực chất, ở bên trong 


Predestrian [n]


/ pə'destriən /



- Someone who is walking, especially along a street or other place used by cars  →  motorist 

+ Người đi bộ, khách bộ hành

+ Thuộc, dành cho người đi bộ


Rival [n]


/ 'raɪvəl /


1. A person, group, or organization that you compete with in sport, business, a fight etc  SYN  competitor :  

>>This gives the company a competitive advantage over its rivals. 

rival for 

>>his chief rival for the job 

2. One of a group of things that people can choose between :  

>>The newest model has several advantages over its rivals. 

+ Đối thủ

+ Đối đich, cạnh tranh [adj]

+ Cạnh tranh, ganh đua [v]


Showcase [n]


/ 'ʃəʊkeɪs /


1. An event or situation that is designed to show the good qualities of a person, organization, product etc 

showcase for 

>>The new musical is a good showcase for her talents. 

2 a glass box containing objects for people to look at in a shop, at an art show etc 

— showcase   verb  [ transitive ] :  

>>She wants to showcase African–American literature. 



Utilize [v]


/ jutɪlaɪz /



- To use something for a particular purpose :  

>>We must consider how best to utilize what resources we have. 

— utilizable   adjective 

— utilization  / jutɪlaɪzeɪʃən /   noun

+ Tận dụng


Vent [n]

/ vent /



1. A hole or pipe through which gases, liquid etc can enter or escape from an enclosed space or container :  

>>A blocked air vent 

2. Give vent to something formal to do something violent or harmful to express feelings of anger, hatred etc :  

>>Children give vent to their anger in various ways. 

3. A thin straight opening at the bottom of the back or side of a jacket or coat 

4. The small hole through which small animals, birds, fish, etc pass waste matter out of their bodies 

+ Lỗ thủng, lối thoát, ống khói