Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 5, 2012

VOCABULAR UNIT 6A

UNIT 6 A

 

 

Spa: a place where people can relax and improve their health, with, for example, a swimming pool.

Posh: elegant and expensive.

To achieve: to succeed in doing sthg or causing sthg to happen.

To pass on: to give sthg to sby else, especially after receiving it or using it yourself.

To be pressed for time: to be under pressure. Not having enough of sthg, especially time or money.  Andar mal / escaso de tiempo.

To tailor: sthg to / for sby/sthg to make or adapt sthg for a particular purpose, a particular person, etc.

Treadmill: an exercise machine that has a moving surface that you can walk or run on while remaining in the same place.

To get off: to leave.

Brisk: quick; busy

Pace: the speed at which sby/sthg walks, runs or move.

To point out: to mention sthg in order to give sby information about it or make them notice it.

To dub: to give sby/sthg a particular name, often in a humorous or critical way.

To kill two birds with one stone

Approach: a way of dealing with sby/sthg; a way of doing or thinking about sthg such as a problem or a task.

To squat: to sit on your heels with your knees bent up close to your body.

To LOAD the dishwasher

To spare the time: to make sthg such as time or money available to sby or for sthg, especially when it requires an effort for you to do this.

Ordeal: a difficult or unpleasant experience.

To fit into: to find time to see sby or to do sthg.

Workout: a period of physical exercise that you do to keep fit.

Crossbreed: to make an animal or a plant breed with a different breed; to breed with an animal or a plant of a different breed.

To enact: be enacted (formal) to take place.

Setting: a set of surroundings; the place at which sthg happens.

Tongue-in-the-cheek: not intended seriously; done or said as a joke. Irónico.

Playground: an outdoor area where children can play, especially at a school or in a park.

Climbing frame: a structure made of metal bars joined together for children to climb and play on.

To talk sby through sthg: to explain to sby how sthg works so that they can do it or understand it.

Core: the most important or central part of sthg.

Handstand: a movement in which you balance on your hands and put your legs straight up in the air. El pino.

To crouch: o put your body close to the ground by bending your legs under you.

To prop oneself up: to support an object by leaning it against sthg, or putting sthg under it etc.; to support a person in the same way.

To wedge: to put or squeeze sthg tightly into a narrow space, so that it cannot move easily.

Frame: a strong border or structure of wood, metal, etc. that holds a picture, door, piece of glass, etc. in position.

Faint-hearted: lacking confidence and not brave; afraid of failing. Cowardly.

Thorough: done completely; with great attention to detail.

Light-hearted: intended to be amusing or easily enjoyable rather than too serious.

To work out: to train the body by physical exercise.

To work up: to develop.

Sweat: drops of liquid that appear on the surface of your skin when you are hot, ill / sick or afraid.

To punch out: to hit sby so hard that they fall down.

Brick: baked clay used for building walls, houses and other buildings; an individual block of this.

Foam: a soft light rubber material, full of small holes, that is used for seats, mattresses, etc.

Mat: a small piece of thick carpet or strong material that is used to cover part of a floor.

Dress code: rules about what clothes people should wear at work.

Denim: a type of strong cotton cloth that is usually blue and is used for making clothes, especially jeans.

Fishnet: a type of cloth made of threads that produce a pattern of small holes like a net.

Leggings: trousers / pants for women that fit tightly over the legs, made of cloth that stretches easily

Checkout: the place where you pay for the things that you are buying in a supermarket.

Payout: a large amount of money that is given to sby.

Handout: a free document that gives information about an event or a matter of public interest, or that states the views of a political party, etc.

Turnout: the number of people who attend a particular event.

Downpour: a heavy fall of rain that often starts suddenly.

Downturn: a fall in the amount of business that is done; a time when the economy becomes weaker.

Uprising: a situation in which a group of people join together in order to fight against the people who are in power. Rebellion, revolt.

Upbringing: the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up.

Outlook: the attitude to life and the world of a particular person, group or culture. The probable future for sby/sthg; what is likely to happen.

Outset: at / from the beginning of sthg.

Outbreak: the sudden start of sthg unpleasant, especially violence or a disease.

Bleak: (of a situation) not encouraging or giving any reason to have hope.

Runaway: a person who has suddenly left or escaped from sby/sthg, especially a child who has left home without telling anyone.

Takeaway: a restaurant that cooks and sells food that you take away and eat somewhere else.

Getaway: an escape from a difficult situation, especially after committing a crime. A short holiday / vacation; a place that is suitable for a holiday / vacation.

Outburst: a sudden strong expression of an emotion.

Outcome: the result or effect of an action or event.

Outfit: a set of clothes that you wear together, especially for a particular occasion or purpose.
Cloning: (biology) a plant or an animal that is produced naturally or artificially from the cells of another plant or animal and is therefore exactly the same as it.

Breakdown: an occasion when a vehicle or machine stops working. A failure of a relationship, discussion or system

Breakout: an escape from prison, usually by a group of prisoners.

Breakthrough: an important development that may lead to an agreement or achievement.

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