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Gene Doping U2 WB
Word Synonym Description
Artificial synthetic made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural
Counterpart equivalent a person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in another place
Detect discover discover or identify the presence or existence of
Remedy treatment a medicine or treatment for a disease or injury
Tamper with manipulate Engage in improper or secret dealings
Enhance increase intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of
Irresistible insuperable too attractive and tempting to be resisted
Universally everywhere by everyone; in every case
Specimen pattern an example of something such as a product or piece of work, regarded as typical of its class or group
Keep pace with keep abreast of move, develop, or progress at the same speed as
Spotlight on communication U4 WB
Word Description
Accent a distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, esp. one associated with a particular nation, locality, or social class
Acronym a word formed from the initial letters of other words
Collocation the habitual juxtaposition of a particular word with another word or words with a frequency greater than chance
False friend a word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person's native language, but a different meaning
Idiom a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
Jargon special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand
Proverb a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice
Slang a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people
Cliché a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought
Expression a word or phrase, esp. an idiomatic one, used to convey an idea
Brands U3 SB
Word Description
Upmarket toward or relating to the more expensive or affluent sector of the market
Downmarket toward or relating to the cheaper or less prestigious sector of the market
Merchandise products used to promote a particular movie, popular music group, etc., or linked to a particular fictional character
Lore a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth
To swamp(with smth.) overwhelm with an excessive amount of something; inundate
Eye-catching immediately appealing or noticeable; striking
Credibility the quality of being trusted and believed in
Ample(-pler, -plest) enough or more than enough; plentiful
Consumerism the mass movement for the protection or promotion of the interests of consumers
Renowned known or talked about by many people; famous
Perceptions the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses
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Author: Alex Khudyshkin
Main topic: English
Topic: Vocabulary
Published: 18.10.2012
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