Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 7, 2012

PETS AND PESTS – VOCABULARY UNIT 6 B

 

PETS AND PESTS

 

Pest: an insect or small animal which is harmful or which damages crops; an annoying person, especially a child.

Alike: similar; like each other.

To carry out: to do or complete something, especially that you have said you would do or that you have been told to do.

Over time: as time passes.

Trait: a particular characteristic that can produce a particular type of behavior.

Grumpy: easily annoyed and complaining.

Rare: not common; very unusual.

Increasingly: more and more.

Fussy: not easily satisfied; having very high standards or very fixed standards about particular things.

To wag: (especially of a tail or finger) to move from side to side or up and down, especially quickly and repeatedly, or to cause this to happen.

To acquire: to obtain something.

Tank: a container which holds liquid or gas.

To swirl: to (cause to) move quickly with a twisting circular movement.

To come up to: to reach the usual or necessary standard.

To harass: to continue to annoy or upset someone over a period of time.

Toe: any of the five separate parts at the end of the foot.

On sby’s behalf: on behalf of sb/on sb’s behalf representing; instead of.

To snuggle: to move yourself into a warm and comfortable position, especially one in which your body is against another person or covered by something.

To pick up on sthg: to notice something that other people have not noticed.

To concede: to admit, often unwillingly, that something is true.

Undoubted: not questioned or doubted; accepted as the truth.

To pick up: To acquire a habit casually or by accident.

To bob: to move quickly in a particular direction; to move up and down quickly and gently (especially on the surface of water).

Parrot-like: like a parrot.

To show off: to behave in a way which is intended to attract attention or admiration, and which other people often find annoying.

A show-off: a person who shows off.


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