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Unit 24


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aftertaste
the taste that a particular food or other substance leaves in your mouth when you have swallowed it
agony
extreme suffering, either physical or mental
awash
having an amount of something which is very large or larger than necessary or wanted
balmy
(of weather) pleasantly warm
binge
to eat too much food at one time
blind date
when two people who have never met each other go out for a romantic social meeting
take sth on board
to understand or accept an idea or a piece of information
cascade
a large amount of something
chocoholic
a person who loves chocolate and eats a lot of it
chug
to make the sound of an engine or motor, or to move making this sound
confine
to prevent someone from leaving a place or to prevent something from spreading
craving
a strong or uncontrollable want
current affairs
political news about events happening now
deactivate
to cause something to be no longer active or effective
debriefing
a meeting where you question someone in detail about work they have done for you
dedicated
designed to be used for one particular purpose
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid; a chemical in the cells of living things which contains genetic information
encased
covered or surrounded completely
expose sb to sth
to make it likely that someone will experience something harmful or unpleasant
flag
to become tired or less interested in something
gel
a thick, clear, liquid substance, especially a product used to style hair
gene
a part of a cell that is passed on from a parent to a child and that controls particular characteristics
finale
the last part of especially a musical or theatrical performance, which is often very exciting or emotional
fleeting
short or quick
fluid
a liquid
gherkin
a small type of cucumber long thin green vegetable which is often pickled in vinegar
glittering
shining with a lot of small bright flashes of light
haze
when the air is not very clear because of something such as heat or smoke, making it difficult to see well
host
to provide the computer hardware and software which allows a website to exist on the Internet
initiate
to make something begin
loom
to appear as a large, often frightening or unclear shape or object
modify
to change something in order to improve it
murmur
to speak quietly so that you can only be heard by someone near you
pin sth down
to discover exact details about something
pinch
to hurt
plucky
brave
protein
a substance which occurs in all living organisms as structural components of body tissues, like hair, muscles etc.
resist
to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do
sachet
a small bag containing a small amount of something
screech
to make an unpleasant loud high noise
slippery
smooth and wet and difficult to hold or walk on
sore
painful, especially when touched
stride
a long step when walking or running
take sth in your stride
to deal with a problem or difficulty calmly and not to allow it to influence what you are doing
have a sweet tooth
If you have a sweet tooth, you like eating sweet foods, especially sweets and chocolate.
tingle
If a part of your body tingles, the skin feels slightly uncomfortable.
torch
a thick stick with material which burns tied to the top of it in order to give light
touch on sth
to mention a subject quickly when speaking or writing about another subject
trait
a quality, good or bad, in someone’s character
tribute band
a group of musicians who play the music of a famous pop group and pretend to be that group
unravel
If you unravel a difficult situation or story, or if it unravels, it becomes clear and easier to understand.
unscrupulous
behaving in a way that is dishonest or unfair in order to get what you want
vicious circle
a continuing unpleasant situation, created when one problem causes another problem which then makes the first problem worse
the wall
a point when you feel you can no longer continue