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confined space (n.)

a very small area

(e.g., She gets uncomfortable in confined spaces.)


exposure (n.)

contact with danger or something else bad

(e.g., Exposure to extreme heat can cause death; I was unhappy about my children's exposure to violence on television)


irritant (n.)

something that makes you painful

(e.g., Dust is a lung irritant.)


toxic (adj.)

contacting poisonous substances

(e.g., The fumes from that chemical are highly toxic.)


flammable (adj.)

capable of being set on fire and of burning quickly

(e.g., An example of a flammable liquid is gasoline.)


sparks (n.)

a small piece of burning material that comes from fire

(e.g., A spark from the fireplace set the rug on fire. The car's tailpipe made sparks as it scraped the road.)


restricted area (n.)

an area only certain people are allowed to enter

(e.g., a restricted country club; You have entered a restricted area.)


permit (n.)

a document that shows a person is allowed in somewhere or allowed to do something

(e.g., He got a work permit. You cannot park here without a permit. A permit is required to own a gun.)


Which phrase gives a stronger emphasis?

"at all times" or "all the time"

at all times


Which phrase gives a stronger emphasis?

"under not circumstances should anyone" or "nobody should under any circumstance"

nobody should under any circumstance


Which phrase gives a stronger emphasis?

"each time" or "every single time"

every single time


Which phrase gives a stronger emphasis?

"just one" or "just a single"

just a single


Which phrase gives a stronger emphasis?

"it's vital" or "it's advisable"

it's vital


virtual (adj.)

existing or occurring on computers or on the Internet

(e.g., a virtual library; virtual shopping; The web site provide a virtual tour of the stadium.)


mock-up (n.)

a full sized model of something (such as a boat or a car) that is used for studying, testing, or showing its features


validate (v.)

prove to be reliable or acceptable

(e.g., At the airport, custom officers validated our passports. Engineers need to validate the data.)


trial run/ test run (n.)

a test in which a product or procedure is tried to see if it works correctly

(e.g., They will put the software through many trial runs before putting it on the market.;
We will have to give the machine a trial run.)


prototype (n.)

an original or first model of something

(e.g., They tested the prototype of the car. He is developing prototype for his invention.)


simulate (v.)

to look, feel, or behave like something

(e.g., The wall surface is made to simulate stone. The model will be used to simulate the effects of an earthquake.)


stimulate (v.)

to make something more active or cause something to happen

(e.g., Caffeine stimulates the heart. A raise in employee wages might stimulate production.)