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5th edition

Glossary Intermediate

LITERATURE  Percy Shelley – EARTH SCIENCES  Plate BIOLOGY  DNA and genetic
Ozymandias tectonics and earthquakes engineering
expelled   espulso earthquake n   terremoto base n   basico
eloped    fuggì insieme per sposarsi iron n   ferro chain n   catena
rift   rottura fault n   faglia soil n   terreno
for good    per sempre thinnest adj    il più sottile starvation n   fame
drowned   annegò ridges n(pl)   creste
trunkless    senza tronco melt v   sciogliere HISTORY OF ART 
ranges n (pl)   catene John Constable
LITERATURE  Sir Arthur Conan strike-slip fault n    faglia a righetto background n   sfondo
Doyle – The Hound of the orizzontale haymakers pl n    falciatori di fieno
Baskervilles device n   strumento meadow n   prato
medical practice n    studio medico mill n   mulino
EARTH SCIENCES  Petroleum seeking v   cercando
serial n    pubblicazione a puntate
boost v   aumentare
subscription n   abbonamento
knighted v pt pp of to knight   
fuel n   carburante HISTORY OF
starch n   amido ART  Impressionism
investito cavagliere
alongside prep    accanto a
LITERATURE  Samuel Pepys EARTH SCIENCES 
brush strokes pl n    colpi di pennello
tailor   sarto Climate change faithful adj   fedele
plague   peste surround v   circondare outcry n   protesta
parted    si divisero soar v    salire vertiginosamente posed adj    in posa
mercy   pietà lessen v   ridurre sketch v   schizzare
goods   beni
play truant    saltare le lezioni
GEOGRAPHY  World poverty POLITICS  The G8
eyewitness n    testimone occulare caters v   provvedere boost v   aumentare
plague n   peste disease v   malattia holder n   portatore
sight n   vista Gross Domestic n Product legally binding adj
(GDP)    Prodotto Interno Lordo (PIL) phrase    legalmente vincolante
HISTORY  Queen Elizabeth I overgrazing n    pascolo in eccesso oilseed n   colza
slight   esili
CHEMISTRY  Enzymes MATHEMATICS  Three ancient
narrowly escaped    per un soffio
washing powder n    detersivo (da
scampò
bucato)
Greek mathematicians
flourished   fiorirono quote n   citazione
warning n   avviso
thrived   prosperarono shape n   forma
rate n   velocita
threats   minacce claw n   artiglia
side-effect n    effetto collaterale
aided   aiutò seige n   assediamento
brewing v   fermentazione
a claim    una rivendicazione brotherhood n   fraternità
stray end n   pelucca
selfless adj   altruistico proof n   prova
HISTORY  The American CHEMISTRY  Safety awareness
PHYSICAL EDUCATION  Sport
Revolution in the lab
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
and diet
strictly   severamente burst n   scatto
n(pl)    domande frequenti
unrest   malcontento corn n   grano
scissors n(pl)   forbice
to dock   attraccare liver n   fegato
hazardous adj   pericoloso
disguised as    mascherate da starches pl n   amidi
fire drills n(pl)   esercitazione
treaty   trattato sunflower n   girasole
antincendio
interfere in    interferire in
extinguishers n(pl)   estintori
endowed pt pp of to endow   dotare PHILOSOPHY  Two British
baggy adj   casciante
pursuit n   ricerca
flush v   sciacquare philosophers
salary n   stipendio outline v   delineare
test tube n   provetta
plug n   spina seem v   sembrare
HISTORY  True heroines of self-imposed adj   autoimposto
their age PHYSICS  Nuclear power social contract theory
battlefield n    campo di battaglia concerns pl n   preoccupazioni n   contrattualismo
filthy adj   sudicio fossil fuels pl n    combustibili fossili turmoil n   tumulto
barracks n   caserme harmful adj   dannoso upheavals pl n   scompigli
believer n   credente waste n   rifiuto witnessing v pr pt of to
Patent Office n    Ufficio dei brevetti witness    portando testimonianza
flood n   alluvione
First Aid n    pronto soccorso D000873

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