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1weather 1 Extreme weather events are already more intense, threatening lives and livelihoods.Nthe state or condition of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, moisture, etc. - 2022.06.06 07:56
2cause 1 These gases trap the Sun's heat and cause the planet's temperature to riseVto be the cause of - - bring about2022.06.06 07:50
3layer 3 Hairsprays were cited as one of the causes of the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer. People were told to wear sunscreen to avoid skin cancer as the layer thinned and more UV light got through. - Na thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface:2022.06.06 07:49
4rise 1 When these fossil fuels burn, they release greenhouse gases - mostly carbon dioxide (CO2). These gases trap the Sun's heat and cause the planet's temperature to riseVto increase, as in height, amount, value, or force2022.06.06 07:47
5century 2 The world is now about 1.2C warmer than it was in the 19th Century - and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 50%NOne of the periods of 100 years counted from a recognized date, esp. from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus2022.06.06 07:43
6warm 1 A report in 2021 by the Climate Action Tracker group calculated that the world was heading for 2.4C of warming by the end of the century.ADJhaving or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses2022.06.06 07:37
7waste 1 The ' waste' from the consumption of these raw materials is dumped in such vast quantities that its environmental imprint has helped to create a new epoch, dubbed the AnthropoceneNsomething left over, esp. after some process has been performed and something more valuable removed2022.06.06 07:34
8climate 3 The rapid climate change we are now seeing is caused by humans using oil, gas and coal for their homes, factories and transport.NThe general weather conditions of a region, averaged over a series of years2022.06.06 07:30
9ozone_layer The Earth's protective ozone_layer is starting to repair itself, according to a panel of United Nations scientists. The main reason behind its recovery, they say, is the fact that certain chemicals, such as those used in aerosol cans, were gradually banned in the 1980s.Nthe layer of the upper atmosphere where most of the ozone is concentrated, from about 8 to 30 mi. (12 to 48 km) above the earth. - 2022.06.06 07:22
10ozone_layer The Earth's protective ozone_layer is starting to repair itself, according to a panel of United Nations scientists. The main reason behind its recovery, they say, is the fact that certain chemicals, such as those used in aerosol cans, were gradually banned in the 1980s.Nthe layer of the upper atmosphere where most of the ozone is concentrated, from about 8 to 30 mi. (12 to 48 km) above the earth.2022.06.06 07:15
11acid_rain One of the main risks for our planet are the acid_rains: they form when the gases from cars and factories mix with atmospheric water.Nrain containing acid-forming chemicals, resulting from the release into the atmosphere of industrial pollutants2022.06.06 07:07
12dioxide 4 Burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide gas, which is damaging to the environment Nan oxide containing two atoms of oxygen, each of which is bonded directly to an atom of a second element, as manganese dioxide, MnO2, or nitrogen dioxide, NO2.2022.06.06 06:36
13fuels 3 Fossil fuels are used to power everything from planes to gas cookers.Nany combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. - 2022.06.06 06:29
14biodiversity 8 The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all ultimately rely on biodiversity.NThe variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat2022.06.06 06:16
15microplastics Microplastics now contaminate the entire planet, from the summit of Mount Everest to the deepest oceans.NMicroplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life.2022.06.06 06:11
16deforestation 8 Human-driven and natural loss of trees— deforestation—affects wildlife, ecosystems, weather patterns, and the climateNDeforestation is the permanent removal of trees to make room for something besides forest.2022.06.06 06:06
17greenhouse_effect The main driver of climate change is the greenhouse_effect. Some gases in the Earth's atmosphere act a bit like the glass in a greenhouse.NThe greenhouse_effect is a process that occurs when gases in Earth's atmosphere trap the Sun's heat. 2022.06.06 06:00
18fumes 5 There are 4 kinds of pollution: - - Air pollution: air transportation, factory fumes, road traffic, cfcs - - Nthe visible vapor and gases given off by a burning substance.2022.06.06 05:55
19landfill Landfills are sites designed to store garbage. They are designed to minimize the effects of the trash on human health and the environmentNa system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land2022.06.06 05:51
20pollutant 2 Pollutants can be natural, such as volcanic ash. They can also be created by human activity, such as trash or runoff produced by factories. Na substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere2022.06.06 05:49
21développement_durable Au cœur de l’Agenda 2030, - 17 Objectifs de développement_durable (ODD) ont été fixés.Ndéveloppement_durable2022.06.02 11:05
22refund 6 Since your phone was returned broken, you won't get a refund. NTo retunr an amount of money.2022.05.26 10:26
23payment 1 The payment is due within fridayNThe act of paying2022.05.26 10:24
24bill 1 We paid the bill on time.NA statement of the money owed for goods or services.2022.05.26 10:22
25coin 3 That is the other side of the coin.Na piece of money made of metal. 2022.05.21 10:07
26mortgage 3 I could pay my mortgage again.NIt refers to a loan used to purchase or maintain a home, land, or other types of real estate.2022.05.21 10:01
27lend 2 nobody wants to lend money and few wish to borrow.Vto give someone money which the must later pay back.2022.05.21 09:56
28selfie ? Selfie sticks are essential to take selfiesNA photo you take of yourself usually for Facebook, Instagram, etc.2020.10.19 01:52
29 extrapolate 8 The computational model can extrapolate the morphogenetic movements of human organs such as the eye, heart, lung etc.VEstimate or conclude (something) by extrapolating.2019.06.26 13:45
30 establishment 2 His good idea improves this new company's establishment.Nthe act of establishing2016.11.20 21:12
31 administration 3 This company spents Too much time on administration, that will cause more deficits.N the activities that relate to running a company, school, or other organization2016.11.20 21:00
32 flagship ? U.S.A is flagship in space research. - ADJthe ship in a fleet that carries the commanding admiral.2016.09.29 01:04
33 immense 4 He invested an immense sum of money in stocks.ADJunusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope2016.09.28 09:29
34 supplement 3 The book has been supplemented with new material .Vadd to? make up, sipply2016.09.28 01:15
35 opportunity 2 It is a opportunity for you to get a better job. Na good chance2016.09.27 20:09
36 property 2 he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.Nsomething of value that is owned, e.g. land or a patent.2016.09.27 13:36
37 fortune 2 It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.Na very large amount of money.2016.09.27 13:14
38 affluent 6 The house is located in the affluent area.ADJhaving an abundant supply of money or possessions of value2016.09.27 12:40
39 emerge 3 China has emerged a new economic powerVto come out from an enclosed space or from a position where you could not be seen. 2016.09.27 09:36
40 headquarters 3 They watched out the view screen in headquarters,Anger was ready to release a scowl, scream, or growl.Nan organization are its main offices2016.09.27 09:11
41 complication 2 Especially young athletes will have this complication.Nthe amalgamative symptom2016.09.26 22:12
42 appropriate 3 An appropriate potion.ADJopportune2016.09.23 08:25
43 plutocracy 16 The apologists for plutocracy are content this week to use anti-racism as their debating tool. Nthe rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy. 2016.09.23 08:22
44 produce 2 Canada produces high-quality wheat.Vbring forth or field2016.09.23 08:20
45 unemployed 1 Many people were unemployed in the last year.Vlose the job2016.09.23 08:18
46 cooperate 3 In order to success on a project, team mates should cooperate actively.VTo help each other and engage in a work2016.05.18 00:54
47 intrinsic 5 The intelligence is not intrinsic to robots.ADJbelonging to a thing by its very nature.2015.11.09 20:36
48 examine 2 The detective examined the evidence carefully and found a fingerprint.Vto look at something closely2015.06.17 16:45
49 economy_of_scale ? large firms like monopoly can reduce their production cost through economy_of_scaleNReduction in cost per unit resulting from increased production, realized through operational efficiencies.2015.03.12 01:47
50 monopoly 4 The firms like Sinopec, PingAn Insurance, Citic are monopolyNA situation in which a single company owns all or nearly all of the market for a given type of product or service. - 2015.03.12 01:32
51 soft_landing ? Governor Zhou guarantees that China will have a soft_landing at the end of this yearNThe avoidance of both inflation and high interest rates as well as a recession as an economy slows its growth rate. - - 2015.03.12 00:59
52 recession 3 The company fired 500 workers during the recession between 2008 and 2011 period.NA period of general economic decline; typically defined as a decline in GDP for two or more consecutive quarters. - - 2015.03.12 00:57
53 inferior 5 instant noodles is inferior good because when our income increases, we will buy ramen instead.NA good the demand for which falls as income rises.2015.03.12 00:50
54 monetary_policy ? Governor Zhou said on tuesday that the central bank will take a cautious monetary_policy this year to control inflation.NThe regulation of the money supply and interest rates by a central bank.2015.03.12 00:40
55 equilibrium 5 The equilibrium price of this function is 50,50NThe point where demand meets suppy2015.03.12 00:37
56 tax_burden 1 On the graph, tax_burden is usually a rectangle next to the dead weight lossNThe amount of income, property, or sales tax levied on an individual or business.2015.03.12 00:28
57 opportunity_cost 2 the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen is called opportunity_costNthe opportunity_cost of a choice is the value of the best alternative forgone, in a situation in which a choice needs to be made between se2015.03.12 00:24
58 market_demand ? take the derivative of market_demand with respect to priceNIt is simply the sum of individual quantities demanded at any given price2015.03.12 00:14
59 pareto_efficiency ? The competitive equilibrium is pareto_efficiencyNThere is no way to make one party better off without making the other worse off2015.03.12 00:04
60 isoquant 3 Another way to describe the technological constraints facing a firm is - through the use of isoquantsNAn isoquant is the set of all possible - combinations of inputs 1 and 2 that are just sufficient to produce a given - amount of output.2015.03.11 23:59
61 recession 3 The recession is not expected to abate until year's end.Na period of reduced economic activity 2015.03.10 09:33
62 sector 3 My best friend and I work in different sectors of this company.Na distinct area, part, section of an area or activity2015.01.16 10:54
63 concession 4 It was the final concession given by our boss that ended our tension between that company. Nsomething which is allowed or given up, often in order to end a disagreement, or the act of allowing or giving this2015.01.16 09:28
64 culprit 7 High cost and low efficiency is the main culprits of this business failure.Nthe reason, cause of something2015.01.16 05:05
65 computation 1 The solution required a series of computations.Nthe act or process of computing or calculating something2015.01.15 23:44
66 magnate 9 A studio magnate who the biggest stars in Hollywood at his beck and call.Na person who has great wealth and power in a particular business or industry2015.01.15 23:42
67 lucrative 6 The business has proved to be highly lucrative.ADJproducing money or wealth2015.01.15 23:11
68 precipitate 5 Her death precipitated a family crisis.Vto cause (something) to happen quickly or suddenly2015.01.15 22:38
69 convulsive 7 After a day of convulsive trading, the stock market was down 300 points.ADJinvolving or causing a sudden violent shaking of the muscles in your body that you are unable to control2015.01.15 22:17
70 ample 5 They had ample money for the trip.ADJhaving or providing enough or more than enough of what is needed2015.01.15 21:52
71 cynicism 4 Nothing could change her cynicism about politics.Nbeliefs that people are generally selfish and dishonest2015.01.15 20:13
72 coffer 9 Let me see what's in the household coffers and I'll get back to you about making a donation.Na box for holding money or other valuable things2015.01.15 19:45
73 strata 8 The lower strata of society have been hit especially hard by this economic downturn.Na level of society made up of people of the same rank or position2015.01.15 18:59
74 administration 3 She has a degree in business administration.Nthe activities that relate to running a company, school, or other organization2015.01.15 18:36

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