Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 16, 2011

ARE WE HOOKED ON ADDICTIONS? VOCABULARY

ARE WE HOOKED ON ADDICTIONS

 

To conjure up: to make a picture or idea appear in someone’s mind.

Breed: INFORMAL a type of person.  A particular type of animal or plant.

A big rise IN

So-called: used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct.

To look down on: to think that someone is less important than you.

Attachments: a feeling of love or strong connection to someone or something.

Sunbed: a bed-like frame containing a device for producing light, which you lie on in order to make the skin go darker.

Fast-paced: including a lot of different things happening quickly.  

To pressurize: to strongly persuade someone to do something they do not want to do:

Increasingly: more and more.

To turn to: to start to do or use something bad, especially because you are unhappy.

To lead sby INTO sthg

Harmless: not able or not likely to cause harm.

To be hooked ON: unable to stop taking a drug.        enjoying something so much that you are unable to stop having, watching, doing, etc. it.

To wreck:    to destroy or badly damage something. To spoil sthg completely.

Breakdown: a failure to work or be successful.

Lively: having or showing a lot of energy and enthusiasm, or showing interesting and exciting thought.

To log on / in: to connect a computer to a computer system by typing your name, so that you can start working.

To cross one’s mind: If something crosses your mind, you think of it.

Edgy: nervous or anxious.

Tan: the dark colour of your skin when you have spent time in the sun.  

Parlour: a shop which provides a stated type of personal service or sells a stated product:

stage: a part of an activity or a period of development.

To risk + -ing.

To warn sby OF sthg: to make someone aware of a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future.

Overwhelming: difficult to fight against. Very great or very large.

To fade: to (cause to) lose colour, brightness or strength gradually.

To perceive: to see something or someone, or to become aware of something that is obvious.

Despair: the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or troubling situation. To despair: to feel despair.

Pale: describes someone’s face or skin if it has less colour than usual, for example when they are ill or frightened, or if it has less colour than people generally have.

Out of hand: Not well controlled. If you refuse something out of hand, you refuse it completely without thinking about or discussing it.

To spend money ON sthg

Unused: not being used at present, or never having been used.

Armful: the amount that a person can carry in one or both arms.

A high: a period of extreme excitement or happiness when you feel full of energy, often caused by a feeling of success, or by drugs or alcohol or a religious experience.

To split up with sby OVER sthg

To overcome: to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something.

To gamble: to bet money, for example in a game or on a horse race.

Deep down: felt strongly and often hidden from other people.

Cluster: a group of similar things that are close together, sometimes surrounding something.

At risk: in a dangerous situation.

a stay: a period of time that you spend in a place.

treatable:  an illness which can be cured with a medical treatment.

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