Flashcards in TPO03 Deck (48)
A deciduous tree loses its leaves in autumn and grows new ones in the spring.
a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in southeastern Europe, Russia and northern Asia
These people have lived for centuries on the Russian steppes.
a surface which lies at an angle to the horizontal so that some points on it are higher than others
The roof is at a slope (= at an angle to a horizontal surface) of 30°.
› (part of) the side of a hill or mountain
a ski/mountain slope
Snow had settled on some of the higher slopes.
There's a very steep slope just before you reach the top of the mountain.
There are some nice gentle (= not steep) slopes that we can ski down.
compared with the fact that; but
He must be about sixty, whereas his wife looks about thirty.
You eat a massive plate of food for lunch, whereas I have just a sandwich.
to reach or succeed in getting something; to achieve
He has attained the highest grade in his music exams.
We need to identify the best ways of attaining our objectives/goals.
India attained independence in 1947, after decades of struggle.
likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic
I've always been prone to headaches.
He was prone to depressions even as a teenager.
She's prone to exaggerate, that's for sure.
ending or stopping
Religious leaders have called for a total cessation of the bombing campaign.
very near, next to, or touching
They work in adjacent buildings.
They lived in a house adjacent to the railway.
forceful or extremely strict obedience of rules
They were punished with unusual rigour.
the rigours of sth
› the unpleasant or severe conditions of something
They survived the rigours of the winter.
If you say that the temperature in a particular situation is rising, you mean that it is likely to become violent because people have become angry
The temperature of the discussion started to rise as each side added its own arguments.
existing very commonly or happening often
These diseases are more prevalent among young children.
Trees are dying in areas where acid rain is most prevalent.
to stop something
Whether the protests will cease remains to be seen.
The company has decided to cease all UK operations after this year.
[+ to infinitive] Workplace nurseries will cease to be liable for tax.
by which way or method
They've set up a plan whereby you can spread the cost over a period.
We need to devise some sort of system whereby people can liaise with each other.
› not standard in which, or with which
It's put me in a position whereby I can't afford to take a job.
more than average, but less than very
She's fairly tall.
I'm fairly sure that this is the right address.
We get on fairly well.
I saw her fairly recently.
› literary used to emphasize figurative expressions which describe what people or objects are doing
The answer fairly jumps off the page at you!
The dog fairly flew out of the door to greet him.
fairly and squarely UK (US squarely)
She lays the blame for the recession fairly and squarely on the government.
If you do something fairly, you do it in a way which is right and reasonable and treats people equally
He claimed that he hadn't been treated fairly by his employers.
Officials will ensure that the election is carried out fairly.
describes land that is at or near the level of the sea
People living in low-lying areas were evacuated because of the floods.
height above sea level
We are currently flying at an altitude of 15 000 metres.
Mountain climbers use oxygen when they reach higher altitudes.
the position north or south of the equator measured from 0° to 90°
→ Compare longitude
› an area near to a particular latitude
At these latitudes the sun does not rise at all on winter days.
familiarize yourself with sth
to learn about something
We spent a few minutes familiarizing ourselves with the day's schedule.
someone who speaks or does something officially for another person or group of people
The firm has two representatives in every European city.
› US someone who has been elected to the US House of Representatives
That's a given!!!
Uttered when someone says something that is obviously true.
The phrase was originally invented by me before rising into popularity.
Random dude 811: Final Fantasy IX is the best game ever.
Me: Thats a given.
Random Dude 499: Sri Lanka is amazing at cricket!
Me: Thats a given.
along the lines of
Also, on the lines of. Roughly similar or in keeping with. For example, We told the architect we want a design along the lines of his own house but smaller, or Jane asked the caterer for a menu on the lines of the Morgans' wedding reception. This idiom uses line in the sense of “a direction or procedure,” a usage dating from the early 1600s.
a strong wish, especially one which is difficult or impossible to control
The two of them seem unable to control their sexual urges.
[+ to infinitive] The urge to steal is very strong in many of the young men we look after here.
describes a product that is intended to be thrown away after use
a disposable camera
daily disposable contact lenses
to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way
You can regulate the temperature in the house by adjusting the thermostat.
[+ question word] Her mother strictly regulates how much TV she can watch.
bust noun (BREASTS) 胸部
bust noun (HEAD) 頭部
bust noun (ARREST) 逮捕
bust verb (BREAK) 打破
bust adjective (BROKEN) 破壞