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to explain in detail; to analyze (v)

elaborate

elaboration (n)

2

to be at variance with sb/sth; to disagree (v)

contradict

contradiction (n)
contradictory (adj)

3

a deed; a thing tha you do (n)

act

4

importance; seriousness (of a situtation) (n)

gravity

5

convincing; irrefutable (adj)

conclusive

conclusively (adj)

6

to make a mixture of decayed plants to improve the quality of soil (v)

compost

7

tha natural environment of a plant or animal (n)

habitat

8

very harmful or damaging (adj)

devastating

9

the cutting down of trees in order to use the wood (n)

logging

10

the removal of offensive material from books, letters, film, etc. (n)

censorship

11

immoral; offensive (adj)

obscene

12

informal; everyday (adj)

colloquial

colloquialism (n)

13

treating a difficult subject in too simple a way (adj)

simplistic

14

excerpt (n)

extract

15

stimulating; making you think seriously (adj)

thought-provoking

16

impressive (adj)

striking

strikingly (adv)

17

a question asked to make a statement rather than get an answer (phr)

rhetorical question

18

invasion; infringement (n)

intrusion

19

a deep hole in the ground from which water can be obtained (n)

well

20

to flatten with a bulldozer (v)

bulldoze (out)

bulldozer (n)

21

a tall multi-story building with many apartments (phr)

residential high-rise

22

a place using wind turbines to convert wind power into electricity (n)

wind farm

23

an ugly sight in a public place (n)

eyesore

24

a very big engine which is driven by a stream of air to produce power (phr)

giant wind turbine

25

to care for; to hold (sth) dear (v)

cherish

26

debatable; refutable (adj)

questionable

Opp.: unquestionable

27

ugliness (n)

unsightliness

28

to stare at sb/sth (v)

gaze (at)

29

to damage and spoil the appearance of (sth) (v)

deface

defacement (n)

30

substances for manufacturing which have not been treated (pl n)

raw materials

31

a flat part on a rotating device used to push against water or air (phr)

propeller blade

32

made of a mixture of sand, stones, water and cement (adj)

concrete

33

to extend across; to cover (v)

span

34

to save; to protect (v)

preserve

preservative (n)
preservation (n)
preservable (adj)

35

of good value for the low amount of money paid (adj)

cost-effective

36

to throw away (v)

dump

dumping (n)

37

a place where garbage is buried (n)

landfill

38

to prevail over (sth)

outweigh

39

renewable fuels taken from biological materials that can b e regenerated (pl n)

biofuels

40

a harvest used for the production of biofuels (n)

biocrop

41

indigenously (adv)

domestically

42

alcohol (n)

ethanol

43

to change (sb) an amount of money according to their income, property etc. (v)

tax

taxable (adj)
taxation (n)

44

to make (sb) pay an amount of money for breaking the law (v)

fine

45

the release of carbon (a chemical substance) (phr)

carbon emission