Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 7, 2013

Unit 10 A Vocabulary Straghtforward Advanced

UNIT 10 A

 

Endurance: the ability to continue doing sthg painful or difficult for a long period of time without complaining.

Item: a single article or object.

To POSE a challenge

Rowing: the sport or activity of travelling in a boat using oars. Oars: a long pole with a flat blade at one end that is used for rowing a boat.

To push sby / oneself too hard: to make sby / oneself work hard:.

To set out: to leave a place and begin a journey.

Overall: including all the things or people that are involved in a particular situation; general.

Crew: all the people working on a ship, plane, etc.

To make it somewhere: to succeed in reaching a place in time, especially when this is difficult.

Tiny: very small in size or amount.

To glimmer: to shine with a faint unsteady light.

To scream: to give a loud, high cry, because you are hurt, frightened, excited, etc.

Cheer: a shout of joy, support or praise.

Ordeal: a difficult or unpleasant experience.

Shortly: a short time; not long.

To hand over: to give sthg/sby officially or formally to another person.

Acknowledgement: an act of accepting that sthg exists or is true, or that sthg is there.

To bounce up to sby: to approach sby in a lively, friendly way.

Oarsman: a person who rows a boat, especially as a member of a crew (= team).

Odd: strange.

Might: (formal or literary) great strength, energy or power.

Pressure cooker: a situation that is difficult or dangerous because people are likely to become anxious or violent.

By one’s own admission: a statement in which sby admits that sthg is true, especially sthg wrong or bad that they have done.

Useless: (at doing sthg) (informal) not very good at sthg; not able to do things well.

Tough: having or causing problems or difficulties.

To be marooned: to be left alone somewhere, with no way to escape.

To be concerned: to be worried.

As to: used when you are referring to sthg.

Laid-back: (informal) calm and relaxed; seeming not to worry about anything.

To cope with: to deal successfully with sthg difficult.

Confrontational: tending to deal with people in an aggressive way that is likely to cause arguments, rather than discussing things with them.

Bully: a person who uses their strength or power to frighten or hurt weaker people.

To stand up to sby: to resist sby; to not accept bad treatment from sby without complaining.

To strain: to make an effort to do sthg, using all your mental or physical strength.

To keep up with: to move, make progress or increase at the same rate as sby/sthg.

To sob: to cry noisily, taking sudden, sharp breaths.

Overboard: over the side of a boat or a ship into the water.

To be timed: [often passive] to arrange to do sthg or arrange for sthg to happen at a particular time.

On end: or the stated length of time, without stopping.

To be confined: [usually passive] to keep a person or an animal in a small or closed space.

Airless: not having any fresh or moving air or wind, and therefore unpleasant.

Cabin: a small room on a ship in which you live or sleep.

Boot: (AmE trunk) the space at the back of a car that you put bags, cases, etc. in.

To fret about: to worry.

To pull: to use oars to move a boat along.

To swallow: to make food, drink, etc. go down your throat into your stomach.

Sore: a painful, often red, place on your body where there is a wound or an infection.

Bottom: (especially BrE) the part of the body that you sit on.

Deprivation: the fact of not having sthg that you need, like enough food, money or a home; the process that causes this.

Task: a piece of work that sby has to do, especially a hard or unpleasant one.

The lead: the position ahead of everyone else in a race or competition.

Spurt: a sudden burst of speed or energy

Ft: Foot, (pl. feet or foot) (abbr. ft) a unit for measuring length equal to 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres.

To overwhelm: to have such a strong emotional effect on sb that it is difficult for them to resist or know how to react.

To turn sby over: to change position so that the other side is facing towards the outside or the top.

To deprive: to prevent sby from having or doing sthg, especially sthg important.

To RAISE the alarm

To be down: to be depressed.

Subtle: (often approving) not very noticeable or obvious.

To rub off on sby: (of personal qualities, behaviour, opinions, etc.) to become part of a person’s character as a result of that person spending time with sby who has those qualities, etc.

To step: to lift your foot and move it in a particular direction or put it on or in sthg; to move a short distance.

Ashore: towards, onto or on land, having come from an area of water such as the sea or a river.

Bond: something that forms a connection between people or groups, such as a feeling of friendship or shared ideas and experiences.

Achievement: a thing that sby has done successfully, especially using their own effort and skill.

Overnight: suddenly or quickly.

To ensure: to make sure that sthg happens or is definite.

Thriving: to become, and continue to be, successful, strong, healthy, etc. Flourishing.

 


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