Friday, 20 November 2009

Ready for CAE p 38. Scents and Sensibility. Vocabulary

SCENTS AND SENSITIVITY



To sniff: to smell something by taking air in through your nose.

Sentient: able to experience physical and possibly emotional feelings.

Anosmic: relating to an impairment or loss of the sense of smell; having impaired sense of smell.

To thrust: to push suddenly and strongly.
To recall: to remember.

On the grounds that: or the reason that.

Alas: interj. Used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil.

Beverage: a drink of any type.

To collapse: If someone collapses, they fall down because they are ill or Peak.

Hob: the top part or surface of a cooker on which pans can be heated.

Burner: the part of a cooker, light, etc. that produces flame or heat.

Aural: relating to hearing.

Leak: a hole or space through which a liquid or gas can flow out of a container, or the liquid or gas that comes out.

To blow up: to explode.

Bout: a short period of illness or involvement in an activity.

Best-before date: the day or month before which food or drink should be eaten or drunk.

Assiduously: showing hard work, care and attention to detail.

To treat: to behave towards someone or deal with something in a particular way.

Olfaction: the sense of smell. The act or process of smelling.

Backdrop: the general situation in which particular events happen.

To trigger: to cause something bad to start.

Rush: a sudden strong emotion or physical feeling.

Sickly: weak, unhealthy and often ill.

Ear, nose and throat: otolaryngology.

Consultant: a doctor who has special training in and knowledge of a particular area of medicine.

To soldier on: to persist in one’s efforts in spite of difficulties, pressure, etc.

To reminisce: to talk or write about past experiences which you remember with pleasure.

Challenged: Having a disability or impairment.

To attend: to happen as a result of, and at the same time as.

Blindness: inability to see.

Sour: having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell, like a lemon, and not sweet.

Nuance: a very slight difference in appearance, meaning, sound, etc.

Odour: a smell, often one that is unpleasant.

Body odour: an unpleasant smell on a person’s body that is caused by sweat.

Blockage: something that stops something else passing through, or when something does this.

Reluctant: not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it.

Fumes: strong, unpleasant and sometimes dangerous gas or smoke.

Varnish: a coloured liquid which is painted on fingernails or toenails.

Remover: a substance which removes something.

To pass on: to transmit.

Offspring: a person’s children.

Mugful: the quantity that can be held in a mug.

Season: to improve the flavour of savoury food by adding salt, herbs or spices when cooking or preparing it.

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