Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 5, 2012

VOCABULARY UNIT 6C

UNIT 6 C

 

 

Outskirts: the parts of a town or city that are furthest from the centre.

Shattered: to destroy sthg completely, especially sby’s feelings, hopes or beliefs; to be destroyed in this way.

Fired: very excited about sthg or interested in sthg.

Despair: the feeling of having lost all hope.

Detachment: the state of not being involved in sthg in an emotional or personal way.

To smuggle: to take, send or bring goods or people secretly and illegally into or out of a country, etc.

Orphanage: a home for children whose parents are dead.

Reluctant: hesitating before doing sthg because you do not want to do it or because you are not sure that it is the right thing to do. Reacio.

To remove from: to take sthg/sby away from a place.

Evacuee: a person who is sent away from a place because it is dangerous, especially during a war.

Wisdom: the ability to make sensible decisions and give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have.

Couldn’t care less: (informal) used to say, often rudely, that you do not think that sby/sthg is important or worth worrying about.

To scribble: to write sthg quickly and carelessly, especially because you do not have much time.

To overlook: to fail to see or notice sthg.

Against my better judgment: although I thought it was perhaps the wrong thing to do.

Dusk: the time of day when the light has almost gone, but it is not yet dark.

Gunner: a member of the armed forces who is trained to use large guns.

In readiness for: the state of being ready or prepared for sthg.

Deadly: causing or likely to cause death.

Assuming: (that) used to suppose that sthg is true so that you can talk about what the results might be.

Support: encouragement and help that you give to sby/sthg because you approve of them and want them to be successful.

To shrug: to raise your shoulders and then drop them to show that you do not know or care about sthg.

As long as: only if. Siempre y cuando.

Shell: a metal case filled with explosive, to be fired from a large gun.

Coach: a comfortable bus for carrying passengers over long distances.

To cover: to include sthg; to deal with sthg.

Shelling: the firing of shells from large guns.

Remorseless: cruel and having or showing no pity for other people.

Sniper: a person who shoots at sby from a hidden position. Francotirador.

Under siege: surrounded by an army or the police in a siege.

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

Prospect: the possibility that sthg will happen.

Still: even more.

To huddle together: (of people or animals) to gather closely together, usually because of cold or fear.

To fuss about: to worry about things that are not very important.

Headscarf: a square piece of cloth tied around the head by women or girls, usually with a knot under the chin.

Rucksack: a large bag, often supported on a light metal frame, carried on the back and used especially by people who go climbing or walking.

Carrier bag: (BrE) a paper or plastic bag for carrying shopping.

To hug: to put your arms around sby and hold them tightly, especially to show that you like or love them.

To tick off: to put a mark beside a name or an item on a list to show that sthg has been dealt with.

To give / to lend a helping hand: to help sby.

To pull out: (of a vehicle or its driver) to move away from the side of the road, etc.

To be dazed: to be unable to think clearly, especially because of a shock or because you have been hit on the head.

Abrupt: sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way.

Neighbouring: located or living near or next to a place or person.

To intend: to have a plan, result or purpose in your mind when you do sthg.

Insurmountable: (formal) (of difficulties, problems, etc.) that cannot be dealt with successfully.

Transit hotel: a hotel that provides temporary accommodation for refugees.

Scheme: (BrE) a plan or system for doing or organizing sthg.

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