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1

poach

to hunt and shoot animals, birds and fish illegally especially on private lands without permission

2

toll

1-a bad effect sth has on sth or sb over a long period of time (Years of smoking have taken their toll on his health.) 2-the number of people injured or killed in a particular accident (The death toll of typhoon hiyan has risen sharply in the past few days.)

3

prey

a bird or animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal

4

soluble (adj)

a problem that can be solved (opp insoluble)

5

uproot

to make sb leave their home or place for a new place especially when it's upsetting or difficult (He rejected the idea of uprooting himself and move to the US.)

6

stereotype (n)

an idea or belief of what a particular type of person or thing is like, and it's often unfair and untrue (Women have to understand the stereotype of good mother.)

7

bias

an opinion whether a person, group or idea is good or bad that influences how you deal with it, discrimination (Students were evaluated without bias.)

8

animosity

a strong dislike or hatred, hostility (There is no animosity between the party leaders.) (She felt a certain amount of animosity towards him.)

9

nostalgia

a feeling in the past was good or the activity of remembering sth good in the past and wish it had not changed (I have nostalgia for the good old days.)

10

insidious

a change which gradually spreads without even being noticed, usually causes serious harm (There is an insidious trend towards press censorship.)

11

notion

an idea, belief or opinion (The traditional notion of marriage goes back thousands of years,)

12

mere

used to emphasize that sth which is not small or isn't extreme can be important or have a big effect (The mere fact that the talks are continuing is a positive sign.)

13

trajectory (formal)

events which happen in a period of time which can lead to a particular aim or result (The decision was certain to affect the trajectory of French politics for some time to come.)

14

paradigm (formal)

a very clear and typical example of something (He remained a paradigm of what a pope should do.)

15

eloquent

able to express your opinions and ideas well, especially in a way that influences people (The paradigmatic spokesman of this view is the eloquent Mark Stein.)

16

tome

a large heavy book (literally)

17

undisputed

1-accepted by everyone 2-known to be definitely true

18

wit

a person who is able to say clever and amusing things

19

woeful

very bad or serious (a woeful lack of information)

20

uphold

to defend or support a law, system or principle so that it continues to exist (a committee that aims to uphold educational standards.)

21

inherit

to have the same character or appearance as your parents (No single one of us inherits our ideas.)

22

demographics

information about a group such as people who live in a particular area

23

inherent

a quality which is inherent in sth is a natural part of it and can't be separated from it (I'm afraid the problems you mentioned are inherent in the system.)

24

intellectual

relating to the ability to understand things and think intelligently, mental (a job that requires considerable intellectual effort)

25

irrespective

regardless (We may change our ideas based on better evidence and theories we get, irrespective of what others might happen to think.)

26

compelling

a race, argument or reason that makes you feel certain that sth is true or you must do sth about it (The court was presented with compelling evidence that she'd murdered her husband.)

27

attest

testify, to show or prove that sth is true (Luxurious furnishings attested to the welfare of the owner.)

28

dogmatic

sb who is completely certain of their beliefs and expects other people to accept it without arguing (Her staff find her bossy and dogmatic.)

29

repressive

not allowing people to express their feelings or desires