Cambridge CAE Vocabulary

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alarmed

frightened or worried

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appalled

very shocked and feeling great disapproval

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break

If news or a story breaks, or if someone breaks it, it becomes known by the public for the first time.

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circulation

The number of people that a newspaper or magazine ist regularly sold to

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contrary to

opposite to what someone said or thought

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conversely (adv)

in an opposite way

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cover

To report the news about a particular important event

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current affairs

political news about events happening now

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Demography

The demography of an area ist the number and characteristics of the people who live in an area, in relation to their age, sex, if they are married or not, etc.

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disgusted

feeling extreme dislike or disapproval of something

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distressed

upset or worried

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draft

To write down a document for the first time, including the main points but not all the details

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helpless

Unable to do anything to help yourself or anyone else

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hysterical

unable to control your feelings or behaviour because you are extremely frightened, angry, excited, etc.

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imply

To communicate an idea or feeling without saying it directly

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infer

To form an opinion or guess that something is true because of the information that you have

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irritated

annoyed

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overwhelmed

feeling sudden strong emotion

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phenomenon

Something that exists or happens, especially something unusual or interesting

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readership

the group of people who regularly read a particular newspaper, magazine, etc.

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revenue

the income that a government or company receives regularly

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run

to publish something that supplies information

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speechless

unable to speak because you are so angry, shocked, surprised, etc.

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subscription

an amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a product or service or to be a member of an organisation

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tablet

a small, flat computer that is controlled by touching the screen or by using a special pen

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transition

a change from one form or type to another or the process by which this happens

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unsafe

not safe

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allude to

to mention someone or something without talking about them directly

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applause

the sound of people clapping their hands repeatedly to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech

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bilingual

able to use two different languages equally well, or using or involving two languages

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chilly

cold

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discourse

a speech or a piece of writing about a particular, usually serious, subject

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edible

suitable or safe for eating

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enhanced

improved

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ethically

in a way that is morally right

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feast

a day on which a religious event or person is remembered and celebrated

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gathering

a party or a meeting when many people come together as a group

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inevitably (adv)

in a way that cannot be avoided

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luxurious

very comfortable and expensive

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mislead

to cause someone to believe something that is not true

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hence

that is the reason or explanation for sth

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inevitably (adv)

in a way that cannot be avoided

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itinerary

a detailed plan or route of a journey

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motivated

If someone is motivated by a particular desire or belief, that desire or belief causes them to behave in the way that they do.

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neglegible

too slight or small in amount to be of importance

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outnumber

to be greater in number than someone or something

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overcrowded

containing too many people or things

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participant

a person who takes part in or becomes involved in a particular activity

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procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

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redevelop

to change an area of a town by replacing old buildings, roads, etc. with new ones

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refreshed

less hot or tired

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scenario

a description of possible actions or events in the future

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symptomatic

If something bad is symptomatic of something else, it is caused by the other thing and is proof that it exists.

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unspoilt

not changed or damaged by people

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voluntary

Voluntary work is done without being paid and usually involves helping people

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whilst

while

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workshop

a meeting of people to discuss and/or perform practical work in a subject or activity

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be inclined to

to have an opinion about something, but not a strong opinion

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close-knit

describes a group of people in which everyone helps and supports each other

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come up with

to suggest or think of an idea or plan

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distant relative

someone in your family who is not closely related

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dysfunctional

not behaving or working normally

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extended family

a family unit that includes grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts and uncles, etc

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foster parents

a person who acts as the parent of someone else´s child for a limited period, without becoming their legal parent

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keep a low profile

to avoid attracting attention to yourself

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keep a straight face

to manage to stop yourself from smiling or laughing

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keep an eye out for

to watch carefully for someone or something to appear

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keep someone posted

to make sure that someone always knows what is happening

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keep track of

to continue to know about something

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keep your cool

to stay calm

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keep your fingers crossed

to hope that things will happen in the way that you want them to

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keep your word

to do what you said you would

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lifelong

lasting for the whole of a person's life

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lone parent

someone who has a child or children, but no partner living with them

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meet up

to meet another person in order to do something together

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mutual

(of two or more people or groups) feeling the same emotion, or doing the same thing to or for each other

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neutral

neither formal nor formal

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spring up

to appear suddenly

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stable

not likely to change or end suddenly

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stand up to

to defend yourself against a powerful person or organisation when they treat you unfairly

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to cap it all

used when you mention something in addition to all the other (bad) things that have happened

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dislocate

to force a bone suddenly out of its correct position

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first-rate

extremely good

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fracture

If a bone fractures or is fractured, it breaks or cracks.

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infect

to pass a disease to a person, animal, or plant; If a place, wound, or substance is infected, it contains bacteria or other things that can cause disease.

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make a point of

to always do something or to take particular care to do something

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needless to say

as you would expect; added to, or used to introduce, a remark giving information that is expected and not surprising

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on the grounds that

a reason for what you do or say, or for being allowed to say or do something

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paramedic

a person who is trained to do medical work, especially in an emergency, but who is not a doctor or nurse

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pointless

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

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specific

relating to one thing and not others; clear and exact

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relief

rest from something difficult

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skilful

good at doing something, especially because you have practised doing it

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sprain

to cause an injury to a join (= place where two bones are connected) by as sudden movement

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statistical

relating to statistics

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strike a balance

If you strike a balance between two things, you accept parts of both things in order to satisfy some of the demands of both sides in an argument, rather than all the demands of just one side

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summarise

to express the most important facts or ideas in a short and clear form

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surgeon

a doctor who is specially trained to perform medical operations

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surgical

connected with or used for medical operations

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swelling

a part of your body that has become bigger because of illness or injury

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