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Each of you have to find at least a new vocabulary/phrase you’ve learnt from this page and share your learning to us below.

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withhold (verb [T] withheld, withheld)

– to refuse to give something or to keep back something:
to withhold information/support

e.g. During the trial, the prosecution was accused of withholding crucial evidence from the defence.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=91007&dict=CALD)


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fuzzy (adjective)
-(of an image) having shapes that do not have clear edges, or (of a sound, especially from a television, radio, etc.) not clear, usually because of other unwanted noises making it difficult to hear

e.g. You can pick up a lot of stations on the car radio but the sound is usually a bit fuzzy.

([i]Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary[/i]. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from [i]http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=31914&dict=CALD[/i])

Comment by Shadow 2A 38

boost (verb [T] boosted, boosted)

-to improve or increase something

e.g. The theatre managed to boost its audiences by cutting ticket prices.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=8867&dict=CALD)

Comment by Shadow 2A 38

criticism noun [C or U]
-when you say that something or someone is bad; disapproval.
e.g.The designs for the new mosque have attracted widespread criticism.

Comment by nganhiufung2c31

introspection(noun)
-examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings:

e.g.His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41738&dict=CALD

Comment by Wong Hang Tat

fearful (adjective)

-SLIGHTLY FORMAL frightened or worried about something

e.g.He hesitated before ringing her, fearful of what she might say.

Comment by Ricky Lam (2c_21)

add one more thing:
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Comment by Ricky Lam (2c_21)

introspection(noun)
-examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings:

e.g.His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41738&dict=CALD

Comment by Wong Hang Tat

persecutor Hide phonetics
noun [C]
The country’s native people rose up against their persecutors (= the people who had treated them cruelly).
The clergy were the main persecutors of witches in the Middle Ages.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary,persecutor Hide phonetics
noun [C]
The country’s native people rose up against their persecutors (= the people who had treated them cruelly).
The clergy were the main persecutors of witches in the Middle Ages.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner’s DictionaryRetrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=59017&ph=on)

settlement Hide phonetics
noun [C or U]
A large Roman settlement (= a place where people lived during that period in history) has been discovered just outside the town.
Many Native Americans were killed during the settlement of the American West by Europeans in the nineteenth century.

([i]Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary[/i]. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
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Comment by Rico 2A 13

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sorry!!

Comment by Ricky Lam (2c_21)

clinical (MEDICAL) Show phonetics
adjective
describes medical work or teaching that relates to the examination and treatment of ill people:
clinical tests/training
the Department of Clinical Medicine
Clinical trials of the new drug may take five years.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
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Comment by JANO

confrontation [noun]

-a fight or argument:
She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.

e.g.There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16146&dict=CALD

Comment by Danny in 2A

fluffy Show phonetics
adjective
1 soft and woolly or furry:
fluffy toys
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Comment by ngan hiu fung2c31

e.g.Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are pale and fluffy.

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predator
noun [C]
1 an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators

2 DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them:
a sexual predator
In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD

Comment by JANO

fearful (adjective)

-SLIGHTLY FORMAL frightened or worried about something

e.g.He hesitated before ringing her, fearful of what she might say.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=28248&dict=CALD

Comment by Ricky Lam(2c_21)

martyr Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a person who suffers greatly or is killed because of their political or religious beliefs, and is often admired because of it:
a Christian/Islamic/religious martyr
She fought against racism all her life and died a martyr to the cause.

2 DISAPPROVING someone who tries to get sympathy from others when they have a problem or too much work, usually having caused the problem or chosen to do the work themselves:
She offers to do extra work, then plays the martyr!

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=49000&dict=CALD)

Comment by ng woon ting,wendy 2c30

chronic(adjective)

1 (especially of a disease or something bad) continuing for a long time:
chronic diseases/conditions
chronic arthritis/pain
a chronic invalid

e.g.There is a chronic shortage of teachers.

2.very bad

e.g.The acting was chronic.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
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Comment by Jason2C(26)

instance
noun [C]
a particular situation, event or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally:
There have been several instances of violence at the school.
I don’t usually side with the management, but in this instance I agree with what they’re saying.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41134&dict=CALD)

Comment by Kan Wai Chi 2c15

martyr (noun[C])

– person who suffers greatly or is killed because of their political or religious beliefs, and is often admired because of it

e.g. She fought against racism all her life and died a martyr to the cause.

-DISAPPROVING someone who tries to get sympathy from others when they have a problem or too much work, usually having caused the problem or chosen to do the work themselves.

e.g. She offers to do extra work, then plays the martyr!

——-
verb [T often passive]

-o kill someone because of their religious or political beliefs

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
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Comment by NicoleLaw(:

anxiety (noun)

1 [U] an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future:
e.g. 1 Children normally feel a lot of anxiety about their first day at school.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3346&dict=CALD
2)That explains his anxiety over his health.
Her son is a source of considerable anxiety.

Comment by Janice Wong

correction:
anxiety (noun)

1 [U] an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future:
e.g. 1 Children normally feel a lot of anxiety about their first day at school.

2)That explains his anxiety over his health.
Her son is a source of considerable anxiety.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3346&dict=CALD

Comment by Janice Wong

criticism (noun)

-when you say that something or someone is bad; disapproval:

e.g. The designs for the new mosque have attracted widespread criticism.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=97020&dict=CALD)

Comment by Kwok Ho Yiu 2c 17

the stratosphere (noun)

-the layer of gases surrounding the Earth at a height of between 15 and 50 kilometres, which is not affected by the weather and in which the temperature increases with height:

e.g. During the 1980s, the amount of ozone in the stratosphere above Europe decreased by about 8%.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=78690&dict=CALD)

Comment by Wong Hiu Fu 2c 36

instance noun [C]
-a particular situation, event or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally.

E.G.There have been several instances of violence at the school.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41134&dict=CALD

Comment by Taurus Wong

conscious (adj)

-awake, thinking and aware of what is happening around you
e.g.He’s still conscious but he’s fairly badly injured.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16300&dict=CALD )

Comment by chloe ng

bully
verb [T]
to hurt or frighten someone who is smaller or less powerful than you, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do:
e.g.Our survey indicates that one in four children is bullied at school.

sanctuary
noun
1 [C usually singular; U] protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted:
Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
FIGURATIVE
If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.

Comment by chan ka ling2a(1)

Introspection (noun)

-examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings

e.g. His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41738&dict=CALD)

Comment by Winnie(9)

Colleague noun [C]

– one of a group of people who work together

e.g. We’re entertaining some colleagues of Ben’s tonight.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=14904&dict=CALD)

Comment by katie ho

1. predator
noun [C]
1 an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators

2 DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them:
a sexual predator
In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.

2.conscious (AWAKE)
adjective
awake, thinking and aware of what is happening around you:
He’s still conscious but he’s fairly badly injured.
They’ve brought her out of the operating theatre, but she’s not fully conscious yet.
FIGURATIVE HUMOROUS “Can I speak to Isobel, please?” “She’s still in bed. I’ll just go and see if she’s conscious (= awake) yet.”
NOTE: The opposite is unconscious.

Comment by Koey 2a (11)

banter (n.)

-conversation which is amusing and not serious

e.g.He considered himself a master of witty banter.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?)key=5898&dict=CALD)

Comment by Shum Ka Kiu, Erica 2A (29)

mature (GROW PHYSICALLY)
verb [I]
-to become completely grown physically:
e.g.Humans take longer to mature than most other animals.

mature
adjective
completely grown physically:
-a mature adult
sexually mature
e.g.Mature male gorillas have silver-grey hairs on their backs.
mature oak trees
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=49312&dict=CALD

Comment by Alan Cheng(2a3)

illusion noun

1 [C or U] an idea or belief which is not true:
He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.
I’m under no illusions (= I understand the truth) about the man I married.
My boss is labouring under the illusion that (= wrongly believes that) the project will be completed on time.

2 [C] something that is not really what it seems to be:
A large mirror in a room can create the illusion of space.
The impression of calm in the office is just an illusion.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009,from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=39078&dict=CALD

Comment by Chou Ho Yee 2a 04

illusion noun

– 1 [C or U] an idea or belief which is not true:
e.g He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.

– 2 [C] something that is not really what it seems to be:
e.g A large mirror in a room can create the illusion of space.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009,from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=39078&dict=CALD

Comment by Chou ho yee 2a 04

expansion
noun
when something increases in size, number or importance.
e.g.Expansion into new areas of research is possible.

mature
verb/adjective
1.to become completely grown physically
e.g.Humans take longer to mature than most other animals.

2.completely grown physically
e.g.Mature male gorillas have silver-grey hairs on their backs.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=49312&dict=CALD

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26990&dict=CALD

Comment by Sam 2a 02

introspection
noun
examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings.
e.g.His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.

Comment by Sam 2a 02

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41738&dict=CALD)

Comment by Sam 2a 02

illusion (noun)

– an idea or belief which is not true

e.g. He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=39078&dict=CALD)

Comment by Tang Nok Lam, Tracy 2A 33

rational (adjective)

– showing clear thought or reason

e.g. He was too upset to be rational.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=65572&dict=CALD)

Comment by Tang Nok Lam,Tracy 2A(33)

loony(adj)
-foolish or stupid
e.g.He had lots of loony ideas about education.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=47195&ph=on)

Comment by Mo Sin Ying(sandy) 2a23

psychology noun [U]

-the scientific study of the way the human mind works and how it influences behaviour, or the influence of a particular person’s character on their behaviour

eg.:She studied psychology at Harvard.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=63866&dict=CALD)

Comment by Chipan (2C04)

banter(noun)
conversation which is amusing and not serious:
He considered himself a master of witty banter.
banter(verb)
to talk to someone in a friendly and amusing way:
He stood around bantering with his colleagues.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=5898&dict=CALD)

Comment by becky

From TSA:
Sanctuary noun
1 protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted:
e.g. Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
e.g. The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
e.g. (FIGURATIVE) If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.

2 a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from hunters or dangerous conditions:
e.g. a wildlife/bird sanctuary

3 the most holy part of a religious building

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=69709&dict=CALD)

From the quote
confrontation noun
a fight or argument:
e.g.She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.
e.g.There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16146&dict=CALD)

Comment by Emily 2A (7)

recession(noun) [recessed(adj)]

-a period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad

EG:The country is sliding into the depths of (a) recession.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=65982&dict=CALD)

Comment by Calla in 2A (5)

the stratosphere
noun [S]
the layer of gases surrounding the Earth at a height of between 15 and 50 kilometres, which is not affected by the weather and in which the temperature increases with height:
During the 1980s, the amount of ozone in the stratosphere above Europe decreased by about 8%.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CLD2&key=HW*9545&ph=on

Comment by Christie Lo=]2a19

ego (noun [C] plural egos)

1 MAINLY DISAPPROVING your idea or opinion of yourself, or a great feeling of your own importance and ability:

2 SPECIALIZED in psychoanalysis, the part of a person’s mind which tries to match the hidden desires of the id (= part of unconscious mind) with the demands of reality

e.g.I’m glad she got the job – she needed something to boost/bolster her ego (Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=91007&dict=CALD)

Comment by Trini or 2A (27)

anxiety noun[U]

-an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3346&dict=CALD
eg:Children normally feel a lot of anxiety about their first day at school.

Comment by alice2a39

trigger verb [T]

-to cause something bad to start:

e.g. Some people find that certain foods trigger their headaches.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, fromhttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=91007&dict=CALD)

Besides, I know how to make the word italic or bold. =]
Let me tell you. =]

Italic:
words words words
But remember to delete the spaces.=]
Then it will be like this:
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Bold:
words words words
Also you have to delete the spaces.
And it will be like this:
words words words

But underline is not allowed in this blog. =[
Hope I can help you all. =]

Comment by Kristy2a34

I am sorry that the HTML can also work.-0-..
Let me tell you again.-0-
Italic:
<i>words words words</i>
This time please type it yourself again because you have to change it to the half size. =]
Then it will be like this:
<i>words words words</i>

Bold:
<b>words words words</b>
Also type it yourself again.=]
And it will be like this:
<b>words words words</b>

Try it=] Hope I can help you.=]

Comment by Kristy2a34

Sorry for the mistake.
I am sorry that I’ve made so many mistake. ><

Italic:
<i>words words words</i>
This time please type it yourself again because you have to change it to the half size. =]
Then it will be like this:
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Bold:
<b>words words words</b>
Also type it yourself again.=]
And it will be like this:
words words words

Comment by Kristy2a34

approximately (adv)

-close to a particular number or time although not exactly that number or time

e.g. The job will take approximately three weeks, and cost approximately £1000.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3689&dict=CALD)

Comment by Yoyo 2A

approximately (adv)

-close to a particular number or time although not exactly that number or time

e.g. The job will take approximately three weeks, and cost approximately £1000.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3689&dict=CALD )

Comment by Yoyo 2A

the stratosphere(noun)
-the layer of gases surrounding the Earth at a height of between 15 and 50 kilometres, which is not affected by the weather and in which the temperature increases with height.
e.g.During the 1980s, the amount of ozone in the stratosphere above Europe decreased by about 8%.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=78690&dict=CALD

Comment by kiko2C

dumb(SILENT) (adjective)
– permanently or temporarily unable to speak
e.g. 1. He’s been deaf and dumb since birth.
2. She was struck dumb by what she had seen.
(STUPID) (adjective, MAINLY US INFORMAL)
– stupid and annoying:
e.g. 1. Are they brave or just dumb?
2. What a dumb idea!
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=24231&dict=CALD and
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=24236&dict=CALD )

Comment by Johnny

undergo
verb [T] undergoing, underwent, undergone
-to experience something which is unpleasant or which involves a change:
eg.She underwent an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.

fuzzy (adj.)
-(of an image) having shapes that do not have clear edges, or (of a sound, especially from a television, radio, etc.) not clear, usually because of other unwanted noises making it difficult to hear
eg.You can pick up a lot of stations on the car radio but the sound is usually a bit fuzzy.
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Comment by Lo Pui Sum 2A(20)

1.zodiac (noun)
-an area of the sky through which the sun, moon and most of the planets appear to move, divided into twelve equal parts, each with a name and symbol, and each connected with an exact time of year
e.g. The Chinese zodiac forms a 12-year cycle used for recording the years.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=92228&dict=CALD)
2.basis(noun)
-the most important facts, ideas, etc. from which something is developed
e.g.This document will form the basis for our discussion.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=6169&dict=CALD)

Comment by Patrick Lui2A

1.zodiac(noun)
-an area of the sky through which the sun, moon and most of the planets appear to move, divided into twelve equal parts, each with a name and symbol, and each connected with an exact time of year
e.g.The Chinese zodiac foems a 12-years cycle used to recording the years.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=92228&dict=CALD

2.basis(noun)
-the most important facts, ideas, etc. from which something is developed
e.g.Their proposals have no proven scientific basis.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=6169&dict=CALD

Comment by luikaiyiu, Patrick 2A

weird (0adjective)

-very strange and unusual, unexpected or not natural

e.g.1 He was sitting alone by a window with a weird contraption on the bench in front of him.
e.g.2 Her boyfriend’s a bit weird but she’s all right.
e.g.3 That’s weird – I thought I’d left my keys on the table but they’re not there.
e.g.4 There is nothing to rival the weird and wonderful things that come out on the streets at carnival time

pouch noun [C]

-a bag or soft container for a small object or a small amount of something

e.g.1 All our electric shavers are supplied with a free travel pouch.
e.g.2 Food sealed in foil pouches lasts for a long time.

-a pocket on the lower part of the body of some female animals in which their young are carried and protected after they are born:

e.g.3 Kangaroos carry their young in pouches.

3 a bag formed from skin in the mouths of some animals, used for carrying and storing food

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=89701&dict=CALD
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=91007&dict=CALD)

Comment by Fu Man Yu (Amy)

conscious (adjective)
-awake, thinking and aware of what is happening around you
e.g.He’s still conscious but he’s fairly badly injured.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16300&dict=CALD

Comment by Sammi (1) 2A (12)

owl(noun)
-a bird with a flat face, large eyes, and strong curved nails, which hunts small mammals at night
See picture .
e.g.I love owl the best over all kind of birds.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=56791&ph=on)

introspection (noun)
-examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings
e.g.His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=41738&ph=off)

Comment by Thomas 2a 15

confrontation (n.)
– a fight or argument
e.g. She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.
e.g2. There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16146&dict=CALD)

Comment by JackyLaw 2a 14

saddened (verb) [T]
to make someone sad:
[+ to infinitive]
eg.We are deeply saddened by this devastating tragedy.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
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Comment by Jimmy 2C40

introspection(noun)
-examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings.
eg.His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41738&dict=CALD)

Comment by Thomas 2a 15

bush (noun)
-a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
-a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single plant.
-something resembling or suggesting this, as a thick, shaggy head of hair.
-Geography. a stretch of uncultivated land covered with mixed plant growth, bushy vegetation, trees, etc.
<Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bush

Comment by KAREN 2C

e.g.
Bell is hiding in the bush and smile mysteriously.

Comment by KAREN 2C

practical(adj)
-relating to actual experience or to the use of knowledge in activities rather than to knowledge only or ideas

e.g I know you’ve been trained as a teacher, but do you have any practical teaching experience?
<Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=practical*1+0&dict=A

Comment by KAREN

confrontation (n.)

– a fight or argument:

eg.1 She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.

eg2. There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16146&dict=CALD)

Comment by Jacky Law 2A 14

unsolved (adj.)
that has not been solved
e.g.an unsolved mystery
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=100126&ph=on)

recession(n.)
a period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad
e.g.The country is sliding into the depths of a recession.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=65982&dict=CALD)

Comment by Chu Wai Yin(2c08)

Stratosphere (n.)

-the layer of gases surrounding the Earth at a height of between 15 and 50 kilometres, which is not affected by the weather and in which the temperature increases with height

e.g. During the 1980s, the amount of ozone in the stratosphere above Europe decreased by about 8%.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=78690)

Comment by Yoyo 2A

confrontation(noun)
-a fight or argument
eg.She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16146&dict=CALD)

Comment by Phoebe Tam ( 2A 32 )

approximate(noun)
-almost correct or accurate,but not completely so;not exact
eg:the animals were reared in condition which approximaed the wild as closely as possible.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=41738&dict=CALD)

Comment by katrina lee

e.g.Bell is hiding in the bush and smile mysteriously.

Comment by KAREN 2C

write wrong place.sorry

Comment by KAREN 2C

TSA
pouch(n.)
-a bag or soft container for a small object or a small amount of something.
e.g.Food sealed in foil pouches lasts for a long time.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=61949&dict=CALD

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rebel(n.)
-a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently.
e.g.The rebels took over the capital and set up a new government.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=65883&dict=CALD

Comment by Brian 2A26

ability(noun)

-the state of being able to do something

e.g. The health center serves all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Comment by Angela 2A(10)

introspection (noun)

– examination and consideration of your own ideas, thoughts and feelings:

e.g. His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.

Comment by MikeLo2C28

entirely (adverb)
– Completely
Eg : I admit it was entirely my fault.

Comment by Sharon FunG 2C(12) ;)

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25884&dict=CALD

Comment by Sharon FunG 2C(12) ;)

bush(noun)
-a plant with many small branches growing either directly from the ground or from a hard woody stem, giving the plant a rounded shape
eg.a rose bush
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=10440&dict=CALD)

Comment by Phoebe Tam ( 2A 32 )

Confrontation [noun]
– a fight or argument:
e.g.1 She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.
2There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner‘s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=31914&dict=CALD)

Comment by Windy

Confrontation [noun]
– a fight or argument:
e.g.1 She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.
2There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner‘s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=31914&dict=CALD)

Comment by Windy

co-worker (noun [C])
-a person working with another worker, especially as a partner or helper
e.g.He is a good co-worker for me.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=17867&dict=CALD)

Comment by Jeffrey(2c 11)

entirely(adverb)
-completely
e.g.I admit it was entirely my fault.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25884&dict=CALD)

Comment by Elaine2c35

psychic (adjective)
-having a special mental ability, for example so that you are able to know what will happen in the future or know what people are thinking
-(especially of an illness) of the mind rather than the body
e.g.psychic problems

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=31914&dict=CALD

Comment by Debbie ho (2c 14)

martyr (noun[C])

– person who suffers greatly or is killed because of their political or religious beliefs, and is often admired because of it

e.g. She fought against racism all her life and died a martyr to the cause.

Comment by Debbie ho (2c 14)

predator(noun) [C]

1.an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:

2.DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them

eg.1.In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD

Comment by 2C01 Jacky

rebel(noun)
-a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently

e.g The rebels took over the capital and set up a new government.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25884&dict=CALD)

Comment by yeung 2C33

eucalyptus (noun)
-any of several types of tree, found especially in Australia, which produce an oil with a strong smell used in medicine and industry
eg. Do you know the meaning of eucalyptus.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25884&dict=CALD)

Comment by matthew choi

research
noun [U]
-a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding:
scientific/medical research
a research student/assistant/laboratory
eg.They are carrying out/conducting/doing some fascinating research into/on the language of dolphins.

research verb [I or T]
eg.She’s researching into possible cures for AIDS.
Journalists were frantically researching the new Prime Minister’s background, family and interests.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=67155&dict=CALD

Comment by victoria

bully (noun )
-someone who hurts or frightens someone who is smaller or less powerful than them, often
forcing them to do something they do not want to do

eg.Teachers usually know who the bullies are in a class.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=67155&dict=CALD

Comment by matthew choi

research (noun)

-a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding

E.G.
1)They are carrying out/conducting/doing some fascinating research into/on the language of dolphins.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=67155&dict=CALD

Comment by Susana Chin

bully
verb [T]
-to hurt or frighten someone who is smaller or less powerful than you, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do:
e.g.Our survey indicates that one in four children is bullied at school.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=10197&dict=CALD)

Comment by Chan Ka Ling2a(1)

stress (WORRY) noun [C/U]

-worry caused by a difficult situation, or something that causes this condition

e.g. Luis is under a lot of stress right now.

e.g. It’s hard to cope with the stresses of raising a family.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=A&key=stress*1+0&ph=on

Comment by Christy (2C_16)

tasteless (adj.)
– likely to upset someone
e.g.tasteless jokes

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 8, 2009,fromhttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=81456&dict=CALD.

destory (v.)

-to damage something so badly that it does not exist or cannot be used

e.g.The accident seemed to have completely/totally destroyed his confidence.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 8, 2009,from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=21184&dict=CALD.

Comment by Kelly 2C 3

constantly
adverb
-all the time or frequently
e.g.He’s constantly changing his mind.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 10, 2009,from :
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16459&dict=CALD

Comment by Pearly

undergo
verb [T] undergoing, underwent, undergone
-to experience something which is unpleasant or which involves a change:
eg.She underwent an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.

Comment by Lo Pui Sum 2A 20

Correction:

revert to sth (phrasal verb)
– to return to doing, using, being or referring to something, usually something bad or less satisfactory
eg. Why does the conversation have to revert to money every five minutes?
[+ ing form of verb] When they divorced, she reverted to using her maiden name.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=67663&dict=CALD

Comment by Thomas 2a 15

tend to sb/sth (phrasal verb)
– to deal with the problems or needs of a person or thing:
e.g. Would you mind waiting? I’m tending to another customer at the moment.
e.g.Nurses tended to the injured.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=81899&dict=CALD

Comment by Jacky Law 2A 14

1.conscious (AWAKE)
adjective
awake, thinking and aware of what is happening around you:
He’s still conscious but he’s fairly badly injured.
They’ve brought her out of the operating theatre, but she’s not fully conscious yet.
FIGURATIVE HUMOROUS “Can I speak to Isobel, please?” “She’s still in bed. I’ll just go and see if she’s conscious (= awake) yet.”
NOTE: The opposite is unconscious.

Comment by Koey 2a 11

illusion(n)

-an idea or belief which is not true.

E.g. He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=39078&dict=CALD)

Comment by ♥Kelly Dai_2c09;]♥

setback noun [C]

-something that happens which delays or prevents a process from advancing

e.g.Sally had been recovering well from her operation, but yesterday she experienced/suffered a setback.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=72139&dict=CALD

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