UNIT 9 C
To give away: to give sthg as a gift.
To clear up: to make sthg clean and neat.
Thought-out: carefully planned or considered.
Horde: (sometimes disapproving) a large crowd of people.
To erode: to gradually destroy sthg or make it weaker over a period of time; to be destroyed or made weaker in this way.
Reef: a long line of rocks or sand near the surface of the sea. Arrecife.
Wetlands: an area of wet land.
Fenced-off: one area divided from another with a fence.
Haunt: a place that sby visits often or where they spend a lot of time.
To commit to +-ing sthg: [often passive] to promise sincerely that you will definitely do sthg, keep to an agreement or arrangement, etc.
To preserve: to keep sthg in its original state in good condition.
Stunning: extremely attractive or impressive.
To underpin: to support.
Light bulb: the glass part that fits into an electric lamp, etc. to give light when it is switched on.
Produce: things that have been made or grown, especially things connected with farming.
Toiletries: [pl.] things such as soap or toothpaste that you use for washing, cleaning your teeth, etc.
Scale: he size or extent of sthg, especially when compared with sthg else.
Grand: impressive and large or important.
Crisp: fresh and clean; new and slightly stiff without any folds in it.
Lawn: an area of ground covered in short grass in a garden / yard or park, or used for playing a game on.
Pool: (of sthg) a supply of things or money that is shared by a group of people and can be used when needed.
On tap: available to be used at any time.
To monitor: to watch and check sthg over a period of time in order to see how it develops, so that you can make any necessary changes.
Turtle: a large reptile with a hard round shell, that lives in the sea.
Nest: a hollow place or structure that a bird makes or chooses for laying its eggs in and sheltering its young.
Site: a place where sthg has happened or that is used for sthg.
Scavenger: an animal, a bird or a person that scavenges. To scavenge: (for sthg) (of a person, an animal or a bird) to search through waste for things that can be used or eaten.
Scavenger hunt: a game or activity in which people walk around beaches or woods finding and collecting rubbish.
Throwaway: (of goods, etc.) produced cheaply and intended to be thrown away after use. Disposable.
Crockery: (especially BrE) plates, cups, dishes, etc.
To compost: to put compost on or in sthg. To make fertiliser from waste product. Compost: a mixture of decayed plants, food, etc. that can be added to soil to help plants grow.
Pillow shams: decorative fabric coverings for pillows, often designed with trims, flanges, ruffles, or cording. Shams are placed behind the sleeping pillows when the bed is made up. Not to be confused with simple pillow cases. Trim: material that is used to decorate clothes, furniture, cars, etc., especially along the edges, by being a different colour, etc. Tapicería. Flanges: an edge that sticks out from an object and makes it stronger or (as in a wheel of a train) keeps it in the correct position. Reborde, alas. Ruffles: a strip of cloth that is sewn in folds and is used to decorate a piece of clothing at the neck or wrists. Volantes. Cording: strong thick string or thin rope; a piece of this.
Spot: a particular area or place.
Skin deep: superficial.
To instil: sthg (in / into sby) to gradually make sby feel, think or behave in a particular way over a period of time.
To scale back on: to reduce the number, size or extent of sthg.
All-inclusive: including everything or everyone.
Cruise liner: a large ship that carries passengers.
Resources: [C, usually pl.] a supply of sthg that a country, an organization or a person has and can use, especially to increase their wealth.
Livelihood: a means of earning money in order to live. Living.
To run: to be in charge of a business, etc.
To haggle: (with sby) (over sthg) to argue with sby in order to reach an agreement, especially about the price of sthg.
To deprive sby of sthg: to prevent sby from having or doing sthg, especially sthg important.
Well-trodden: (formal) (of a road or path) much used.
Under the skin of sthg: (informal) to be extremely attracted to.
To come across: [no passive] to meet or find sby/sthg by chance.
Truly: used to emphasize a particular quality.
Can’t stand +-ing: [no passive] (not used in the progressive tenses) used especially in negative sentences and questions to emphasize that you do not like sby/sthg.