Book 6 GT B
Matinees (noun) Synonym: Performance
An afternoon performance of a play, etc.; an afternoon showing of a film/movie
· Today I watched a matinee show.
Inclusive (adjective) Synonym: Labour
Having the total cost, or the cost of something that is mentioned, contained in the price
· The fully inclusive fare for the trip is £52.
Inclusive of something
· The rent is inclusive of water and heating.
(from)… to… inclusive (British English) including all the days, months, numbers, etc. mentioned
· We are offering free holidays for children aged two to eleven inclusive.
· The castle is open daily from May to October inclusive.British/American
Including a wide range of people, things, ideas, etc.
· The party must adopt more inclusive strategies and a broader vision.
Wheelchair (noun) Synonym: Wheel Chair
A special chair with wheels, used by people who cannot walk because of illness, an accident, etc.
· Does the hotel have wheelchair access?
· He's been confined to a wheelchair since the accident.
Recreational (adjective) Synonym: Entertaining
Connected with activities that people do for enjoyment when they are not working
· Recreational activities/facilities
· These areas are set aside for public recreational use.
Extinct(adjective) Synonym: Abolished
Of a type of plant, animal, etc.) no longer in existence
· The red squirrel is in danger of becoming extinct in England.
· The fossilised remains of extinct animals
· The numbers of these animals have been falling steadily and they are now almost extinct.
· The species was presumed extinct.
(of a type of person, job or way of life) no longer in existence in society
· Servants are now almost extinct in modern society.
(of a volcano) no longer active
· An extinct volcano
Uncontested (adjective) Synonym: Undisputed
Without any opposition or argument
· An uncontested election/divorce
· These claims have not gone uncontested.
Colonised (verb) Synonym: Conquer
Colonize something to take control of an area or a country that is not your own, especially using force, and send people from your own country to live there
· The area was colonized by the Vikings.
Colonize something (biology) (of animals or plants) to live or grow in large numbers in a particular area
· The slopes are colonized by flowering plants.
· Bats had colonized the ruins.
Awkward (adjective) Synonym: Inconvenient
Making you feel embarrassed
· There was an awkward silence.
· I felt awkward because they obviously wanted to be alone.
Difficult to deal with
· Don't ask awkward questions.
· You've put me in an awkward position.
· An awkward customer (= a person who is difficult to deal with)
· Please don't be awkward about letting him come.
It makes things awkward for everyone when you behave like that.
· Have I come at an awkward time?
Difficult or dangerous because of its shape or design
· This box is very awkward for one person to carry.
· This tool will reach into awkward corners, such as under kitchen units.
Not moving in an easy way; not comfortable
· He tried to dance, but he was too clumsy and awkward.
· I must have slept in an awkward position—I'm aching all over.
Predators (noun) Synonym: Hunter
An animal that kills and eats other animals
· Some animals have no natural predators.
· The relationship between predator and prey
(disapproving) a person or an organization that uses weaker people for their own advantage
· To protect domestic industry from foreign predators
Anatomist (noun) Synonym: Doctor
A scientist who studies anatomy
· An anatomist study human anatomy.
Reptile (noun) Synonym: Animal
Any animal that has cold blood and skin covered in scales, and that lays eggs.
· Snakes, crocodiles and tortoises are all reptiles.
Decades(noun) Synonym: Decagon
A period of ten years, especially a continuous period, such as 1910–1919 or 2000–2009
· Last dacade was not supportive for kite-flying in Pakistan.
Specimens( noun) Synonym: Sample
A small amount of something that shows what the rest of it is like
· Astronauts have brought back specimens of rock from the moon.
· Can you give me a specimen of your handwriting?
A single example of something, especially an animal or a plant
· The aquarium has some interesting specimens of unusual tropical fish.
· Redwood trees can live for a long time; one specimen is 4 000 years old.
· (humorous) They were fine specimens of British youth!
A small quantity of blood, urine, etc. that is taken from somebody and tested by a doctor
· To provide/take a specimen
Triumphant(adjective) Synonym: Successful
Very successful in a way that causes great satisfaction
· They emerged triumphant in the September election.
Showing great satisfaction or joy about a victory or success
· A triumphant smile
Vertebrate (adjective) Synonym: Animal
(of an animal) having a backbone
· Lion is a bertebrate animal.
Abdomen (noun) Synonym: Labour
The part of the body below the chest that contains the stomach, bowels, etc.
· Patients reported pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen.
The end part of an insect’s body that is attached to its thorax
· A centipede always has its abdomen wet.
Impressive(adjective) Synonym: Influential
(of things or people) making you feel admiration, because they are very large, good, skilful, etc.
· An impressive building with a huge tower
· One of the most impressive novels of recent years
· She was very impressive in the interview.
Exhibited (verb) Synonym: Labour
[transitive, intransitive] to show something in a public place for people to enjoy or to give them information
Exhibit something (at/in…)
· They will be exhibiting their new designs at the trade fairs.
· Only one painting was exhibited in the artist's lifetime.
· He exhibits regularly in local art galleries.
[transitive] exhibit something (formal) to show clearly that you have or feel a particular feeling, quality or ability
· The patient exhibited signs of fatigue and memory loss.