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Review 4: Semester 2

Review vocabulary from TRANSPORT to VOCALIST

QuestionAnswer
transport to completely change the appearance, form, or character of something or someone
portable able to be carried or moved easily
import the action or business of bringing goods into one country from another to be sold
export to sell goods to another country
psyche someone's mind, or their basic nature, which controls their attitudes and behavior
psycho someone who is likely to suddenly behave in a violent or crazy way
pyschopath someone who has a serious and permanent mental illness that makes them behave in a violent or criminal way
psychology the study of the mind and how it works
compel to force someone to do something
compulsion a strong and unreasonable desire to do something
pellet small hard ball made from ice,paper
impel to make you feel very strongly that you must do something
question a sentence or phrase used to ask for information
request an act of asking for something politely or formally
quest a long search for something
inquest a legal process to find out the cause of a sudden or unexpected death
erupt a sudden increase in activity or strong emotion
rupture an occasion when something suddenly breaks apart or bursts
interrupt to stop someone from continuing what they are saying or doing by suddenly saying or doing something yourself
scope the range of things that a subject, activity, book etc. deals with
microscope a scientific instrument that makes extremely small things appear large enough to be seen
telescope a piece of scientific equipment shaped like a tube, used for making distant objects such as stars
oscilloscope an instrument in which the variations in a fluctuating electrical quantity appear temporarily as a visible wave form on the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube
scribe someone employed to copy things in writing, especially before printing was invented
inscription a piece of writing inscribed on a stone
prescribe to officially say what medicine or treatment a sick person should have
postscript a message written at the end of a letter below the place where you sign your name
dissect to cut up the body of a dead animal or person to study it
section one of the parts that something, such as an object or place is divided into
section one of the parts that something, such as an object or place is divided into
intersection the place where two or more roads, line meet and go across each other
bisection two parts which are divided equally
simulation an activity or situation that produces condition which are not real, but have the appearance of being real
simile an expression that describes something by comparing it with something else, using the words "as" or "like"
similarity the fact of being similar to something else, or the degree to which two or more things are similar to each other
solo done alone, without anyone else helping you
solitary done or experienced without anyone else around
soliloquy a speech in a play in which a character talks to himself or herself, so that the audience knows the character's thoughts
soloist a musician who performs a solo
spectator someone who is watching an event or game
spectacle to behave in an embarrassing way that is likely to make other people notice you and laugh at you
inspection a checking or testing of an individual against established standards
construct to build something large such as a building, bridge, or road
structure the way in which the parts of something are connected with each other and form a whole or the thing that these parts make up
instruction the printed information that tell you how to use a piece of equipment, product
destruct the act or process of destroying something or of being destroy
term a word of expression that has a particular meaning, especially one that concerns a particular subject
terminal the state of becoming worse and worse, and never getting better
terminate if something terminates, it ends
terminus the station or stop at the end of a train line or bus buildings
terrain a particular type of land
territory land that is owned or controlled by a particular government, ruler, or military force
terrestrial relating to the Earth, rather than the moon or other planets
terrace a flat outdoor area next to a building or on a roof, where you can see outside to eat, relax etc.
thermos a special container that is designed to keep drinks hot or cold
thermal relating to or caused by heat
thermometer a piece of equipment that measures the temperature of the air, of your body etc.
thermostat an instrument used for keeping a room or a machine at a particular temperature
extract to remove something, especially by pulling it
traction the force that prevents something such as a wheel from sliding on a surface
attractive someone who is good looking
urban relating to a city, or to cities in general
suburbs an area away from the center of a town or city, where a lot of people live
urbane behaving in a relaxed and confident way in social situation
victory the success you achieve by winning a battle, game, race etc.
conviction a very strong belief or opinion
victim someone who has been attacked, robbed, or murdered
vacation time spend not working or at school, especially when you take a trip
vacate to leave a job or position so that it is available for someone else to do
evacuate to move away from a dangerous place to a safe place
vacuum a space that is completely empty of all gas
video a copy of a movie, television program, etc. recorded on video tape
visual relating to seeing
evidence a proof that shows something is true
vista a view of a large area of beautiful scenery, especially one seen by looking between rows of trees, buildings etc.
vocal relating to the voice
vocation the feeling that the purpose of your life is to do a particular job, especially because it allows you to help other people
invocation a speech or prayer at the beginning of a ceremony or meeting
vocalist someone who sings popular songs, especially with a band
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