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


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Able to continue over a period of time

  • 2. Causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time

  • 674

    Recyclable

    Able to be recycled

    675

    Questionable

    Not certain, or wrong in some way

    Eg: It is questionable whether this goal can be achieved.



    676

    Pristine

    New or almost new, and in very good condition

    677

    Pointless

    Something that is pointless has no purpose and it is a waste of time doing it

    678

    Pervasive

    Present or noticeable in every part of a thing or place

    Eg: The influence of Freud is pervasive in her books.



    679

    Life threatening

    A life-threatening disease is a very serious one that can cause death

    680

    Liable

    Having (legal) responsibility for something or someone

    Eg: The law holds parents liable if a child does not attend school.



    681

    Irreversible

    Not possible to change; impossible to return to a previous condition

    Eg: Smoking has caused irreversible damage to his lungs.



    682

    Irreparable

    Impossible to repair or make right again

    683

    Improbable

    Not likely to happen or be true

    684

    Impracticable

    If a course of action, plan, etc. Is impracticable, it is impossible to do in an effective way

    685

    Immune

    Protected against a particular disease by particular substances in the blood

    686

    Futile

    (of actions) having no effect or achieving nothing; unsuccessful

    687

    Fruitless

    If an action or attempt to do something is fruitless, it is unsuccessful or produces nothing of value

    Eg: All diplomatic attempts at a peaceful solution to the crisis have been fruitless.



    688

    Feasible

    Able to be made, done or achieved

    689

    Doubtful

    If you are doubtful about something, you are uncertain about it

    690

    Devastating

    To destroy a place or thing completely or cause great damage

    691

    Conceivable

    Possible to imagine or to believe

    Eg: It's just conceivable (= possible although difficult to imagine) (that) the hospital made a mistake.



    692

    Atmosphere

    The mixture of gases around the Earth

    693

    Biofuel

    A fuel that is made from living things or their waste

    694

    Carbon dioxide

    The gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out

    695

    Crisis

    A situation that has reached an extremely difficult or dangerous point; a time of great disagreement, uncertainty or suffering

    696

    Electricity

    A form of energy, produced in several ways, which provides power to devices that create light, heat, etc

    Eg: The electricity has been turned off.



    697

    Fossil fuel

    Fuels such as gas, coal and oil, which were formed underground from plant and animal remains millions of years ago

    698

    Vehicle

    Machine usually with wheels and an engine, which is used for transporting people or goods on land, especially on roads

    699

    Turbine

    A type of machine through which liquid or gas flows and turns a special wheel with blades in order to produce power

    700

    Petrol

    A liquid obtained from petroleum, used especially as a fuel for cars, aircraft and other vehicles

    Eg: I'm a bit low on (= I haven't got much) petrol.



    701

    Hydrogen

    The lightest gas, with no colour, taste or smell, that combines with oxygen to form water

    702

    Critical

    Saying that someone or something is bad or wrong

    703

    Drastic

    (especially of actions) severe and sudden or having very noticeable effects

    Eg: Many employees have had to take drastic cuts in pay.



    704

    Retain

    To keep or continue to have something

    Eg: She succeeded in retaining her lead in the second half of the race.



    705

    Preserve

    To keep something as it is, especially in order to prevent it from decaying or being damaged or destroyed; to conserve

    706

    Outweigh

    To be greater or more important than something else

    Eg: The benefits of this treatment far outweigh any risks.



    707

    Limit

    The greatest amount, number or level of something that is either possible or allowed

    Eg: We set a time limit of thirty minutes for the test.



    708

    Expend

    To use or spend especially time, effort or money

    709

    Emit

    To send out a beam, noise, smell or gas

    710

    Discharge

    To allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law

    711

    Counter

    A long flat narrow surface or table in a shop, bank, restaurant, etc. At which people are served

    Eg: You will find sausages on the meat counter/rolls on the bread counter.



    712

    Convert

    To (cause something or someone to) change in form, character, or opinion

    713

    Consume

    To use fuel, energy or time, especially in large amounts

    Eg: Our high living standards cause our present population to consume 25 percent of the world's oil.



    714

    Absorb

    To take something in, especially gradually Plants absorb carbon dioxide.

    715

    Unleaded petrol




    716

    Renewable

    Describes a form of energy that can be produced as quickly as it is used

    Eg: renewable energy sources such as wind and wave power



    717

    Rechargeable

    Able to be recharged

    718

    Nuclear

    Being or using the power produced when the nucleus of an atom is divided or joined to another nucleus

    719

    Environmentally friendly

    Not harmful to the environment

    720

    Effective

    Successful or achieving the results that you want

    Eg: It's an extremely effective cure for a headache.



    721

    Efficient

    Working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way

    722

    Eco-friendly

    Describes a product that has been designed to do the least possible damage to the environment

    723

    Advertisement

    Picture, short film, song, etc. Which tries to persuade people to buy a product or service

    724

    Boss

    He person who is in charge of an organization and who tells others what to do

    Eg: I started up my own business and now I'm my own boss (= I work for myself and no one tells me what to do).



    725

    Campaign

    A planned group of especially political, business or military activities which are intended to achieve a particular aim

    726

    Candidate

    1. A person who is competing to get a job or elected position

    2. 2. A person or thing considered likely to receive or experience something

    727

    Profession

    Any type of work which needs special training or a particular skill, often one which is respected because it involves a high level of education

    728

    Product

    Something that is made to be sold, usually something that is produced by an industrial process or, less commonly, something that is grown or obtained through farming

    729

    Perk

    An advantage or extra thing, such as money or goods, which you are given because of your job

    Eg: A company car and a mobile phone are some of the perks that come with the job.



    730

    Pay

    To give money to someone for something you want to buy or for services provided

    731

    Packaging

    A parcel

    Eg: The postman has just delivered a package for you.



    732

    Overtime

    After the usual time needed or expected in a job

    733

    Office

    A room or part of a building in which people work, especially sitting at tables with computers, telephones, etc., usually as a part of a business or other organization

    734

    Occupation

    Person's job

    735

    Niche

    An area or position which is exactly suitable for a small group of the same type

    736

    Money

    The coins or notes which are used to buy things, or the amount of these that one person has

    Eg: I wanted to buy it but it cost too much money (= was too expensive)



    737

    Meeting

    An occasion when people come together intentionally or not intentionally

    738

    Marketing

    A job that involves encouraging people to buy a product or service

    739

    Manual work




    740

    Management

    The control and organization of something

    741

    Labourer

    A person who does unskilled physical work, especially outside

    Eg: a farm labourer



    742

    Job satisfaction




    743

    Interview

    A meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or course

    744

    Industry

    The companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale, especially in a factory or special area

    Eg: The city needs to attract more industry.



    745

    Income

    Money that is earned from doing work or received from investments

    746

    Goods

    Very satisfactory, enjoyable, pleasant or interesting

    747

    Experience

    Knowledge or skill from doing, seeing or feeling things

    748

    Employment

    When someone is paid to work for a company or organization

    Eg: How long have you been looking for employment?



    749

    Employer

    A person or organization that employs people

    750

    Earnings

    The amount of money that someone is paid for the work they do

    751

    Customer

    A person who buys goods or a service

    Eg: Mrs. Wilson is one of our regular customers.



    752

    Credibility

    When someone can be believed or trusted

    753

    Company

    An organization which sells goods or services in order to make money

    754

    Colleague

    One of a group of people who work together

    Eg: We're entertaining some colleagues of Ben's tonight.


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