The period of time in a person's life when they are developing into an adult


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Repulsive

Extremely unpleasant or unacceptable

1003

Lucrative

(especially of a business, job or activity) producing a lot of money

1004

Eventuate




1005

Rigid

Stiff or fixed; not able to be bent, moved, changed or persuaded

Eg: I was rigid with (= stiff and unable to move because of) fear.



1006

Relay

To repeat something you have heard, or to broadcast a signal, message or programme on television or radio

1007

Polarize

To cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups

Eg: The debate is becoming polarized and there seems to be no middle ground.



1008

Prospect

The possibility that something good might happen in the future

1009

Entail

To make something necessary, or to involve something

Eg: Such a large investment inevitably entails some risk.



1010

Homophobia

A fear or dislike of homosexuals

1011

Accost

To go up to or stop and speak to someone in a threatening way

Eg: I'm usually accosted by beggars and drunks as I walk to the station.



1012

Heckle

To interrupt a public speech or performance with loud unfriendly statements or questions

1013

Constrain

To control and limit something

Eg: The country's progress was constrained by a leader who refused to look forward.



1014

Consent

Permission or agreement

1015

Convene

To arrange (a group of people for) a meeting, or to meet for a meeting

1016

Corporate

  1. [before noun]relating to a large company

2. Formal of or shared by a whole group and not just of a single member

1017

Negate

To cause something to have no effect

1018

Confer

To exchange ideas on a particular subject, often in order to reach a decision on what action to take

1019

Hence

That is the reason or explanation for; therefore

1020

Implicate

To show that someone is involved in a crime or partly responsible for something bad that has happened

1021

Output

An amount of something produced by a person, machine, factory, country, etc

1021

Unparalleled

Having no equal; better or greater than any other

Eg: They enjoyed success on a scale unparalleled by any previous pop group.



1022

Summary

A short clear description that gives the main facts or ideas about something

1023

Prior

Existing or happening before something else, or before a particular time

1024

Clause

A particular part of a written legal document, for example a law passed by Parliament or a contract (= an agreement)

1025

Discrete

Having a clear independent shape or form; separate

Eg: These small companies now have their own discrete identity.



1026

Draft

A piece of text, a formal suggestion or a drawing in its original state, often containing the main ideas and intentions but not the developed form

1027

Marginalize

To treat someone or something as if they are not important

Eg: Now that English has taken over as the main language, the country's native language has been marginalized.



1028

Rational

Showing clear thought or reason

1029

Paradigm

A model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something

1030

Conform

To behave according to the usual standards of behaviour which are expected by a group or society

1031

Thereby

As a result of this action

1032

Avenue

Wide road, with trees or tall buildings on both sides, or a wide countryside path or road with trees on both sides

1033

Induce

To persuade someone to do something

1034

Offset

To balance one influence against an opposing influence, so that there is no great difference as a result

1035

Concurrent

Happening or existing at the same time

Eg: The judge imposed concurrent sentences totalling 14 years for the attacks on the girls.



1036

Confine

To limit an activity, person or problem in some way

Eg: Please confine your use of the telephone to business calls.



1037

Restrain

To control the actions or behaviour of someone by force, especially in order to stop them from doing something, or to limit the growth or force of something

Eg: You should try to restrain your ambitions and be more realistic.






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