Cambride Objective Advanced - Unit 1

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relating or belonging to the original race of the people who lived in Australia
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Aboriginal

throughout the year, continuously
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all year round

there are no boundaries or limits of behaviour
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anything goes

one part of a situation, problem, subject, etc
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aspect

the movements or positions of your body that show other people how you are feeling, even though you do not tell them in words
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body language

if a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working
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break down

full of people and activity
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bustling

to buy in large amounts
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buy in bulk

see for a moment
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catch sight of

to relax completely, or not allow things to upset you
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chill out

consisting of people and things from many different countries
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cosmopolitan

rude and offensive
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crude

a very small piece of bread, cake or biscuit
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crumb

rules about what you must do and must not do in a particular situation
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dos and dont's

to build or put up a structure
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erect

used when you are emphasizing tha basic facts about sth
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essentially

deal with sth needing great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully
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face a challenge

less bright in colour than before
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faded

to feel comfortable and relaxed
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feel at home

to travel to different places
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get around

to go somewhere to have a hoilday, often because you need to rest
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get away from it all

to spend time with someone or sth so that you gradually learn more about them
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get to know sb or sth

if two or more people get together, they meet each other, having arranged it before
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get together

a short holiday
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gateway

to experience a difficult or unpleasant situation
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get through sth

to injure your skin by rubbing it against sth rough
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graze

to travel in the direction of
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head for

to come close together in a group, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, especially because of cold or fear
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huddle

a very large piece of ice that floats in the sea
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iceberg

information (often hidden) gained by someone who is an accepted member of a group
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insider knowledge

when someone intervenes, especially to prevent sth from happening
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intervention

a cupboard or small room used, especially in the past, for storing food in person's home
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larder

having the real or original meaning of a word or phrase
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literally

to show respect for or commemorate
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mark (an anniversary)

when animals migrate, they travel from one place to other at the same time each year
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migrate

to mix, or be mixed with
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mingle

smelling old and slightly wet in an unpleasant way
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musty

to observe the people around you as a way to pass the time
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people-watch

to notice sth that is not easy to notice
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perceive

to go to the particular place
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pop over

rancid fat smells and tastes bad because it is not fresh
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rancid

to try to understand someone's real feelings or intentions from what they say or write
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read between the lines

a piece of sth that continues to exist when the rest of that thing is gone
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remnant

rotten vegetables or animal substances are decaying
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rotten

to press your hand or cloth on a surface and move it backwards and forwards
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rub

if a quality or characteristic that someone has rubs off, other people begin to have it because they have been with that person and learnt it from them
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rub off

using sarcasm
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sarcastic

to throw objects over an area so that they land apart from each other
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scatter

a pleasant smell
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scent

to look further than what is obvious
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scratch beneath the surface

to clean sth by rubbing it hard with a brush
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scrub

trying to make yourself, your abilities or your acheivments seem less important
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self-depracating

to formally establish a new company, organization, system, way of working, etc
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set up

a small builiding, usually made of wood, used for storing things
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shed

a short, loud, high cry, especially one produced suddenly as an expression of a powerful emotion
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shriek

to move quickly, and almost or just touch the surface of sth
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skim

sth which brings people together
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social glue

to take a photograph of someone or something
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snap

a sprawlling city covers a large area and looks untidy
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sprawling

to gently drop small pieces of sth over a surface
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sprinkle

old and not fresh
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stale

a very unpleasant smell
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stench

to try to deal with a problem
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tackle

growing, developing or successful
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thriving

a small noticeable part of a problem, the total size of which is really much greater
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tip of the iceberg

to use sth to discover if it works or if you like it
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try out

to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one
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turn out

turn up

vary

to understand sth or to find the answer to sth by thinking about it
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work sth out


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