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scarcityn: the state of being in short supply; a small and inadequate amount
communaladj: belonging to or used by a group rather than individuals; for common use
blackoutn: a loss of electric power for a general region; a suspension of radio or TV broadcasting; a momentary loss of consciousness
poemn: a piece of writing that emphasizes the expression of feelings and ideas by paying particular attention to diction (sometimes rhyme), rhythm, and imagery
candlelightn: light provided by a candle or candles
abundancen: a significant amount of something; the situation in which there is too much of something
technologicaladj: based on scientific and industrial progress
scanv: to examine something hastily, with the eyes or with a machine, to get information
toothpasten: a paste or gel used for cleaning the teeth and freshening the breath
blastn: explosion, or a strong current of air, usually caused by an explosion; a sudden, thunderous noise
strikingadj: attractive and distinctive enough to draw notice; exceedingly appealing, frequently in an odd manner
swellv: to become larger or more inflated; to become more intense or important
innovationn: the creation of a new device or process resulting from study and experimentation
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
capitan: a Latin word meaning “head,” used to express the amount for each person; any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone
lensn: a transparent optical device with curved sides, used in an optical instrument that makes objects seem larger, smaller, clearer, etc.; (metaphor) the basic thoughts or mindsets through which someone sees or understands the environment or situation
fosterv: to promoto growth; to take care of another person’s child, usually for a limited time, without becoming their legal parents
relationn: the way two persons or groups of people feel and act toward one another
downwardadj: moving towards a lower position or a lower level
spiraln: a curve that coils around a central point and gets progressively farther away from it as it goes around
economicaladj: providing a satisfactory return on the money, time, or effort; not using more money, fuel, etc. than necessary
straddlev: to sit or stand with one leg on either side of something or someone; to adopt a position or attitude that involves a compromise or combination of two or more opposing principles, ideas, or interests
educatedadj: having received a high standard of education
misunderstandv: to interpret or understand something in the wrong way
comprehensionn: the ability to understand or grasp the meaning of something, especially through knowledge or experience
defyv: to challenge or dare someone to do something; to resist or disobey a rule, decision, etc.
conventionaladj: based on or following traditional rules, standards, customs, etc.
wisdomn: the quality of being wise, or the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make sensible decisions
innovatev: to introduce new methods, ideas, or products
inventionn: the creation of a new device or process resulting from study and experimentation; the act of inventing
smartphonen: a mobile phone that functions as a computer and connects to the Internet
marv: to damage or spoil the appearance or surface of something
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
leanadj: having a noticeably small amount of body fat; (verb) to bend or move from a straight to a sloping posture
appn: (abbreviation for application) software designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices or inside a web browser on a PC
garnerv: to acquire or accumulate something through effort or attention
prototypen: a first or preliminary example of something such as a device or vehicle from which other forms are developed
cabn: a taxi or other vehicle that can be hired for transportation; the compartment from which a vehicle, such as a train or truck, is driven
emissionn: the act of production or sending out gas, heat, light, etc.
massn: a large amount of a substance with no definite shape or form; a large number of people or things grouped or crowded together
adoptionn: the action or fact of legally taking another’s child as one’s own; the act of accepting with approval
revolutionaryadj: relating to or characterized by a complete or dramatic change
suitableadj: fit or appropriate; proper; adapted
conductv: to organize and carry out a particular activity
quantumn: the smallest amount or unit of something, especially (electromagnetic) energy
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
dronen: a low continuous humming noise; someone who takes more time than necessary; a pilot-less aerial vehicle that is operated by remote control
talentn: a natural ability to be good at something; someone who has a natural ability to be good at something
troven: a valuable collection of rare or interesting things, usually on the earth
criticn: someone who expresses opinions about the quality of books, music, etc.
nationn: a large organized community of people living in a particular country or region and having a particular culture
discoveryn: the act or process of finding information, a place, or an object, or learning about something that was previously not known
commercen: the activity of buying and selling things, especially on a large scale
ecosystemn: all the plants and living creatures in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment
collaborationn: the act or situation of working together to create or produce something
labn: a workplace for the conduct of scientific research; a laboratory
industriousadj: hardworking, diligent, and persistent in effort
mentionv: to speak or write about something or someone briefly
enormousadj: extremely large or great
uncertainadj: not being sure of something; not being able to choose
investv: to put money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or achieve a result
cyclen: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; a bicycle or motorcycle
groundbreakingadj: producing fresh findings; using novel techniques
yellv: to shout in a sudden and loud way
governmentn: the group of people with authority to control a country or state
semiconductorn: a material or substance that can conduct electricity under certain conditions but not others, often used in electronic devices
stardomn: the status or quality of being famous, especially for being an actor, a singer, etc.
horizontaladj: parallel to the ground or in a baseline; being at the same level as all members of a group
strategyn: a detailed plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall goal.
castv: to cause light or shadow to appear on a surface; to assing or choose someone such as an actor or representative, especially by selection process
tallyn: a record or count of a particular thing often used to keep track of scores, votes, or numbers
reapv: to harvest a grain crop from a field; to obtain something beneficial as a consequence of something that you have done
medaln: a flat, usually circular piece of metal or other material that is often given as an award or commemoration for an achievement, victory, or honor
consumev: to spend something, especially fuel, energy, or time, in a large amount
combinev: to join or merge to form a single thing or group
nudgev: to push someone or something gently, especially with your elbow, to attract the person’s attention; (noun) a small push or prod to encourage a desired action or behavior
generationn: all the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively; the production of heat or electricity
transportn: a system for moving people or products from one location to another using automobiles, roads, and so on
rollv: to move in a particular direction by turning over and over or from side to side
coordinatev: to bring the different parts of the activity and the people into an organized, ordered, or efficient relationship; (adjective) of equal importance, rank, or degree
chainn: a series of connected links or objects; a system or group of interconnected elements; a restraint or shackle
batteryn: a device that is placed inside a car, gadget, equipment, etc. and that provides electrical power to them
manufacturev: to make goods in large numbers, usually in a factory using machines
chargern: a device used to supply electricity to recharge a battery or power a device
nuancedadj: characterized by subtle differences in appearance, meaning, sound, etc.
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
decentralizev: to move the power, control, or authority of an organization, government, or system from a single place to several smaller ones
galvanizev: to stimulate or shock someone into taking action; to cover metal containing zinc to protect it from rust
creativeadj: relating to or involving the use of skill and original and unusual ideas to create something
contraryn: acting in opposition to what is expected or desired
perceptionn: a belief, opinion, or image you have based on how you regard, understand, or interpret something; the ability to see, hear, or notice something through the senses
dominatev: to have or control a lot of power and influence over somebody or something
almightyadj: having supreme or ultimate power or authority; complete and total; omnipotent
vergen: the point at which something is about to happen or where something begins; the edge or margin of something, particularly a physical boundary or border
bankruptcyn: the legal status of a person or business that cannot repay debts to creditors
convincedadj: completely certain about something; having a strong belief or conviction in a particular religion
headquartern: the central office or location from which a business or organization is managed
injectv: to put a liquid such as a drug or other substance into a person’s or an animal’s body using a needle and syringe (= small tube)
exchangev: to give something and receive something else in return, often with the implication that the items being traded are of equal or comparable value; (noun) the act of giving or taking something in return for something else; a place or system where goods or services can be bought, sold, or traded
staken: a share or financial investment in something such as a business; a wooden or metal post set up to mark something
arrangev: to plan, prepare for, and carry out something
competitorn: a person who participates in a sporting contest; a person or organization that competes with others, particularly in business
viev: to compete or contend for something, usually a prize, position, or advantage; to strive for superiority or mastery in one’s field or area of expertise
survivaln: the state of continuing to exist or live, frequently in the face of difficulty or danger
ruthlessadj: lacking in pity or compassion; willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals, regardless of the consequences for others
competitionn: a situation in which someone is attempting to beat or outperform another
tapv: to hit someone or something quickly, gently, and often repeatedly; to use existing resources, such as energy, knowledge, etc.
financingn: the process of providing funds for running a business, activity, or project; the money for a business, activity, or project
spousen: a person’s husband, wife, or partner in marriage
vigorousadj: characterized by energy or intensity; physically strong and healthy; robust and enthusiastic in action or thought
giantadj: enormous; much bigger or more important than similar items usually are
cactusn: a plant that typically grows in dry regions and has spiny leaves, stems, and often vibrant flowers
renamev: to give a new name to something; to change the name of something
big-shotn: a highly important or influential person; someone who is considered to be powerful or successful, especially in a particular field or industry
intrepidadj: courageous and not afraid of danger or difficulties
entrepreneurn: an individual who creates or invests in one or more businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks
ilkn: a type or kind of person or thing; a sort; a class or category of people or things with particular shared characteristics or qualities
lurev: to tempt or persuade someone to do something
siliconn: a chemical element with the symbol Si that is a hard, brittle crystalline solid with a blue-grey metallic luster and used for the transistors and integrated circuit chips in computers
valleyn: a long depression on the surface of the land, which typically contains a river
industrialadj: of or relating to or resulting from industry
cluttern: to fill a room or place with so many items that it becomes messy
flourishv: to grow or develop vigorously or successfully
retailn: the sale of goods or services to consumers, especially in small quantities, either directly to the end customer or through retail outlets
revenuen: the income that a government receives from taxes or that a company earns from its business
suddenlyadv: quickly and unexpectedly
economicsn: the branch of social science that deals with the production, consumption, and transfer of goods and services
agglomerationn: a mass or cluster of things or people densely packed together; the act or process of collecting or clustering into a mass or group
multiplyv: to add a number to itself a specified number of times; to increase or cause to increase very much in number or quantity
equityn: the value of the shares issued by a company
stakeholdern: a person or group that has an interest or concern in something, especially a business
representationn: the act of speaking, acting, or being present on behalf of someone officially; a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting
urbanizev: to make an area more urban in character or nature, often through the development and expansion of cities or towns
inefficientadj: lacking the ability or skill and not making the best use of time, money, energy, etc.
betv: to risk money on the result of an event or a competition, such as a race or game, to get more money; to have faith or confidence in something
environmentn: the natural world such as air, water, and land in which humans, animals, and plants live
degradationn: the condition or process of changing to a lower state, or a less respected state
urgentadj: requiring immediate attention or action; pressing
universaladj: existing or affecting everywhere or everyone
recipen: a set of instructions for preparing a dish, including the ingredients and the method of cooking
recognizev: to acknowledge or realize something or someone; to identify, remember, or become aware of something that was previously known or encountered
endorsev: to officially approve, support, or recommend someone or something
tarmacn: a hard surface made of asphalt, concrete, or other materials, typically used as a runway or surface for vehicles to move on, such as a road, parking lot, or airport runway; (verb) to surface or pave a road or runway with tarmac
takeoffn: a departure, especially of airplanes; the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
mesmerizev: to captivate or fascinate; to hold the complete attention of
possibilityn: a chance that something may happen or be true
competev: to strive to achieve more success than someone or something
collaboratev: to work with someone else to produce or achieve something
spurn: a thing that encourages someone to do something; any sharply pointed projection; (verb) to incite or stimulate someone or something
frostn: a thin layer of ice that forms on surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing; weather cold enough to cause freezing
chilln: a feeling of coldness that makes one shiver; (verb) to make cool or cooler
juggernautn: a large, unstoppable force or machine that crushes everything in its path; a powerful and overwhelming force or institution
rearadj: at, toward, or near the back part of something; (verb) to look after a child until it is an adult
pacen: the speed at which someone or something moves, or the rate at which something happens or changes
overhauln: a thorough examination, evaluation, or inspection of something, often with the intent of making necessary improvements; a major reorganization or restructuring of a system or process; (verb) to thoroughly examine, repair, and improve something to ensure that it is functioning properly and up to standard
regainv: to get something back or recover something after it has been lost or taken away
subsequentadj: happening or occurring later or after something else
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
optv: to make a choice from a range of possibilities
germn: a very tiny living that causes the disease; a piece of something such as an organism, concept, etc., capable of growing into a new one or part of one
mutualadj: common to or shared by two or more parties
constantadj: happening repeatedly or all the time
threatn: a strong indication or likelihood of harm, danger, or adverse consequences; an expression of intent to inflict harm or injury on someone or something, often made as a means of coercion or intimidation
overtakev: to catch up to and pass by someone or something that is in front of you, usually about moving vehicles; to come to a point where you become more successful, important, or influential than someone or something else
frontiern: a border that separates two countries, or the area near this line
geographyn: a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth
isolationn: the condition of being alone or lonely; the act or state of separation between persons or groups
trillionn: the number 1,000,000,000,000; a million million
disengagev: to withdraw or separate oneself from a situation or relationship
eradicatev: to get rid of or destroy something completely, especially something bad
malarian: a severe disease caused by a parasite that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito
conservev: to protect something, especially the natural environment or culture, from change, damage, or destruction
biodiversityn: the number and variety of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or the world and make a balanced environment
sacredadj: connected with religion or religious purposes; worthy of respect or dedication because of a connection with a god
unnecessaryadj: not needed or required; not essential or important
miseryn: a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
dignityn: the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; high office or rank or station
fortunateadj: having good luck or lucky
ultimateadj: furthest or highest in degree or order

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