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jackn: a mechanical device used for lifting or supporting heavy objects
softwaren: a set of computer programs and associated documentation and data for doing particular computational jobs
platformn: the raised flat space close to the track at a train station where passengers get on or off the train; (technology) a computational or digital environment in which a piece of software is executed
geographyn: a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth
visualizev: to form a mental image or concept of something; to make something visible
decisionn: the act or process of making up someone’s mind about something; a choice or judgment reached after considering options
efficientadj: performing at the highest level of productivity with the least wasted effort or resources; capable of achieving maximum output with minimum wasted effort, time, or materials
communicatev: to share or exchange information with others by speaking, writing, moving your body, or using other signals
normn: something that is regarded as usual, typical, or standard
mapmakingn: the process of creating maps or charts, including the interpretation of symbols, features, and data and the use of various techniques and technologies to represent geographical or other information in visual form
conservationn: the protection of something important, such as the natural environment or artificial structures, especially from the damaging effects of human activity
humanitarianadj: something relating to the promotion of human welfare or someone who works to promote human welfare
affairn: event, situation, or subject that is significant from a political or public perspective; a secretive or illicit sexual relationship
corporationn: a large company or group of companies that are controlled together by law as a single unit
sectorn: a distinct part or division of something often used to refer to a segment of an economy or industry; an area or field of work or activity
countyn: an administrative division of a country or state, typically one of several comprising a larger division
nationn: a large organized community of people living in a particular country or region and having a particular culture
governmentn: the group of people with authority to control a country or state
technologicaladj: based on scientific and industrial progress
improvev: to make or become better
nurseryn: a place where babies and young children are cared for while their parents are at work; a place where plants are grown and nurtured, especially for commercial purposes
servantn: a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant
immigrantn: a person who has come to a country where they were not born to live there permanently
attractv: to draw or entice someone or something towards them through the qualities they have, especially positive ones
landscapen: an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view; a large area of land, especially in the country and relating to its appearance
environmentn: the natural world such as air, water, and land in which humans, animals, and plants live
architecturen: the art and science of designing and constructing buildings
progressionn: the act or process of changing to the next stage or phase or moving forward
creativeadj: relating to or involving the use of skill and original and unusual ideas to create something
engagev: to attract and keep someone’s attention and interest; to participate in or obtain services of something
computev: to make a mathematical calculation
movementn: a group of people working together to achieve a shared goal, especially a political, social, or artistic one; the process of moving or being moved, physically or figuratively
locatev: to specify or determine the exact position of someone or something
transmissionn: the act or process of sending something from one person or place to another; the process of broadcasting over the airwaves, as in radio or television
largelyadv: virtually entirely; to a large degree
gradualadj: happening slowly over a long period of time or distance; not steep or abrupt
continuouslyadv: without being interrupted or paused; repeatedly
innovatev: to introduce new methods, ideas, or products
continuousadj: occurring or existing without a pause or interruption
innovationn: the creation of a new device or process resulting from study and experimentation
inventionn: the creation of a new device or process resulting from study and experimentation; the act of inventing
digitn: one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; a finger, thumb, or toe
spatialadj: of or relating space and the position, area, and size of things
analyzev: to think about in-depth and evaluate to discover essential features or meaning
commercen: the activity of buying and selling things, especially on a large scale
integratev: to combine one thing with another so that they form a whole or work together; to accept equal participation for members of all races and ethnic groups
principlen: a fundamental law or truth that explains or controls how something happens or works
accurateadj: correct and exact in all details
aspectn: one part or feature of a situation, problem, subject, etc.
abstractadj: based on general ideas, feelings, or qualities and not on any a physical or concrete existence
featn: a notable or impressive achievement, especially one that requires great skill or bravery
demographicn: a statistic characterizing that describes people or groups of people based on their age, sex, income, etc.
overlayv: to place or cover something over or on top of something else; to add a layer of functionality or data on top of another (noun) a layer of material placed on top of a surface, typically to protect or decorate it
holisticadj: relating to or dealing with the whole of something rather than just its parts
excitev: to make someone feel suddenly enthusiastic or eager
geologyn: a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
sociologyn: the scientific study of human social behavior, including the way in which people interact with one another, the organizations and institutions they create, and the societies they form
climatologyn: the scientific study of climate and weather patterns and their causes and effects
digitaladj: processing or storing information as a succession of 1 and 0 to show that a signal is present or missing; relating to the use of computer technology, especially the internet
instrumentn: an object used to make musical sounds, such as a piano, guitar, or drum; a tool or device used for a specific activity, particularly in specialist or scientific work
empowerv: to give someone the power or authority to do something
transformationn: a complete change in form, nature, or appearance of someone or something
conservev: to protect something, especially the natural environment or culture, from change, damage, or destruction
optimizev: to make the best or most effective use of something
retailn: the sale of goods or services to consumers, especially in small quantities, either directly to the end customer or through retail outlets
retailern: a person or business that sells goods to the public, typically in small quantities
trafficn: the movement of vehicles, people, or goods along a route or through a transport system; the amount of such movement in a particular place or at a particular time
insurev: to provide coverage in the event of loss or damage
disastern: an unexpected event or series of events that cause widespread damage, destruction, or loss of life
earthquaken: a sudden and violent shaking of the ground caused by the movement of rock beneath the earth’s surface
turkeyn: (of an animal) a large bird with a fan-shaped tail native to North America, widely grown for food; (of a country) a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
cyclen: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; a bicycle or motorcycle
recoverv: to return to a former condition, health, mind, or strength
underpinv: to support or strengthen the foundations of something
equityn: the value of the shares issued by a company
disparityn: a significant difference or inequality between two or more things
pandemicn: an outbreak of a disease that affects many people over a very wide area
unemployedadj: not having a job, although able to work
economyn: the system by which a country or region produces manages, and distributes goods and services, including the money and finances involved in these activities; (of an airline) the lowest-priced, most basic option for seating in commercial travel
relationn: the way two persons or groups of people feel and act toward one another
precedev: to happen or go before something or someone in time or space
essentialadj: indispensable; fundamental
distributev: to give something to a large number of individuals, or to spread or furnish something
georeferencingn: the process of linking digital spatial data to real-world geographic locations, often using satellite imagery or GPS data
mashv: to crush or grind something into a soft, wet, pulpy mass; to talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; (noun) a mixture of crushed malt grains and hot water
dynamicadj: having a lot of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm, and a strong personality; of or relating to dynamics (= the branch of physics and engineering concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies)
vernacularn: a language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region
twinn: either of two children born at the same time from the same mother
beamn: a long, sturdy piece of timber, metal, or other material used to support a structure or span a distance; a ray or stream of light emitted by a source
emergencyn: a sudden unforeseen crisis usually involving danger that requires immediate action
utilityn: the state or quality of being useful or convenient; the service, such as electric power or water or transportation, provided by a public
departv: to go away or leave, especially to start a journey
enforcementn: the act of ensuring that rules, regulations, or laws are obeyed or implemented; the act of applying force or pressure to compel compliance with rules or laws
climaten: the weather in a particular location averaged over some long period
biodiversityn: the number and variety of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or the world and make a balanced environment
enrichv: to make better or improve in quality by adding something else
measurementn: the act or process of finding something’s size, quantity, or degree
explicitadj: stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
breastn: either of the two round soft parts of a woman’s chest which secrete milk after childbirth
cancern: abnormal growth of cells that can invade and destroy surrounding tissues and organs; a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells
pollutionn: the introduction of harmful substances or waste into the natural environment that causes adverse change
quantitativeadj: relating to, measuring, or expressing in terms of quantity; involving numerical or statistical data
relatev: to establish a connection or association between two or more things; to narrate or tell about an event, experience, or relationship; to empathize or feel sympathy with someone or something
mathematicsn: the science dealing with the logic of quantities, shapes, spaces, and arrangement
visualadj: relating to seeing or sight
geometryn: the area of pure mathematics that deals with the points, lines, curves, and surfaces
summitn: the highest point of a mountain or hill; a meeting of heads of state or government to discuss important issues
fascinatingadj: extremely interesting
historicadj: famous or significant in history, or potentially so
constrainv: to restrict or limit someone or something’s freedom or ability to do something
adaptv: to make fit for or change to suit a new purpose or environment
adoptv: to choose to follow something; to legally take a child from another family and care for them as if they were one’s own
processn: a series of actions or operations performed to achieve a particular outcome or goal; a systematic procedure or approach used to accomplish a specific task or objective; a method of treating milk to make it suitable for consumption or use in other dairy products
sensitiveadj: able to notice slight changes, signals, or influences; able to feel or perceive other’s feelings; susceptible to the things people say or do
weedn: a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants
nurturev: to take care of, feed, and protect someone or something while they are growing and developing
pollutev: to make an area or substance, such as land, air, water, etc., dirty or harmful to living things by adding waste matter or harmful chemicals
messn: a state of confusion, dirtiness, or untidiness; (verb) to fail to do something or to make something dirty or untidy
steroidn: any of several organic compounds that are produced in the body and have important physiological effects and affect the development and growth of sex organs
crisisn: a time of great disagreement, confusion, or danger when problems must be resolved or critical decisions must be taken
coronavirusn: a large family of viruses that can cause illness in humans and animals, which name comes from the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus, which can be seen under a microscope, and COVID-19 is caused by a specific type of coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2
vaccinen: a substance that is put into the body and protects them from disease by causing them to produce antibodies (= proteins that attack harmful bacteria, viruses, etc.)
unravelv: undo twisted, knitted, or woven threads by separating it
opposedadj: being completely different from something or disagreeing strongly with something
foistv: to impose something unwanted or unwelcome on someone, often by deceit or trickery; to pass off or palm off something as genuine or valuable when it is not
deliberateadj: done with full consciousness of nature and effects rather than by accident
visionn: the ability to think about or see the future with imagination and intelligence; the faculty of being able to see
developv: to grow or expand; to improve or refine through a process of progress and refinement, often to achieve greater sophistication or complexity; to elaborate or add detail to something that is in the process of being created
launchv: to send or propel something into the air or space using a device such as a rocket, missile, or spacecraft; to make something available or on sale for the first time
engineern: a person whose job is designing, building, or maintaining something such as machines, structures, or software
transformv: to change in outward structure or looks;
enterprisen: a business or company; a purposeful or industrious undertaking, especially one that requires effort
intentionn: something you want to do and are going to do
phasen: any stage in a series of events, change, or development
involvev: to include or affect someone or something as a necessary part of something else
consciousadj: being aware of and able to respond to what is happening around you
footprintn: a mark of a foot, shoe, or animal’s foot left on a surface
wetlandadj: land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such as swamps, marshes, and bogs
nervousadj: worried and anxious about something; relating to the nerves
interconnectv: to connect similar things
multidisciplinaryadj: integrating or involving various academic fields or different skills in a topic or problem-solving approach
independencen: freedom from another’s or others’ control or influence
infrastructuren: the basic systems, services, or features that are necessary for an organization or country, such as transport and power supplies
sustainableadj: able to continue or be continued for a long time
headquartern: the central office or location from which a business or organization is managed
fabricn: cloth or other material produced by weaving wool, cotton, silk, etc., used for making clothes, covering furniture, etc.
emergingadj: starting to exist, mature, or become well-known
practicaladj: of or connected with actual use or real situation rather than with theory and ideas
vicen: wrongdoing or wicked behavior; (in the form of vice versa) with the order reversed; (as a prefix) someone with a job immediately below a particular person
collaboratev: to work with someone else to produce or achieve something
satelliten: an electronic device that is sent up into space and moves around the Earth or another planet, used for gathering information or communicating by radio, television, etc.
fusionn: the process of combining two or more things to form a single entity
overcomev: to succeed in controlling or dealing with something, such as a problem or difficulty; to defeat or overwhelm someone
consumptionn: the amount used or eaten; the act of using up a resource such as energy, food, or materials
overpopulationn: a situation in which the number of people or living organisms in a particular area or environment exceeds the carrying capacity or resources of that area or environment
planetn: any of the nine large celestial bodies that circle in the solar system; any celestial body that revolves around a star
severeadj: extremely serious or bad in feeling, manner, or strict and harsh; extremely strong or vigorous
minimizev: to make something, especially something bad, small or less serious
outcomen: the result or effect of an action, event, etc.
criticn: someone who expresses opinions about the quality of books, music, etc.
concertn: a musical performance given in public by one or more players or singers
guidancen: advice or instructions given to help direct someone’s behavior or decision-making
entrepreneurn: an individual who creates or invests in one or more businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks
obviousadj: easy to see, discover or understand
opportuneadj: suitable or happening at a time that is suitable or convenient for a particular purpose
contributev: to give something, especially money or goods, to provide or achieve something together with other people
philosophyn: the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about existence, reason, knowledge, values, mind
contributorn: a person or thing that adds to the achievement, production, or growth of something (such as a project, organization, or publication); a donor or benefactor
segmentn: a part or section of something; a distinct group within a larger whole
fortunateadj: having good luck or lucky
modestadj: having or showing a humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions
venturen: a business project or activity that is risky or daring
retainv: to keep or continue to possess or maintain something
intersectionn: a point where two or more roads, lines, etc., cross each other
excitingadj: causing a lot of interest or excitement
indicatorn: something that shows or points out what a situation is like or how a situation is changing
unifyv: to bring or join something together so that they form a single unit
individualn: a single person or thing, as distinct from a group
evolvev: to develop gradually, or to cause the development of something or someone gradually

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