New Headway Upper-Intermediate (the 3rd edition )
5-6 семестры

1
Awesome - a)frightening; b)incredible
Bear (bore-borne) - a)to carry; b)to put up with; c)to support; d)to aim
Big deal - important event
Excessive - more than is normal
Extensive - very wide-spread
Fussy - unnecessarily careful about little things
Harrowing - very sad, causing mental pain
Invaluable - really precious
Itchy feet - desire to change jobs, travel
Jet-lagged - feeling tired because you moved from 1 time zone to another
Knack - talent
Overtake - to reach and go past
Get puffed - be out of breath
Split out - to fall out
Thorough - very careful, detailed

2
Adjust to - to settle down, to place yourself in a comfortable position
Assets - anything owned which can be sold to pay debts
Benefit - profit, advantage
Cash in on - to make a lot of money by profiting from sth
Considerable - quite large
Cooped up - shut up inside
Eerie - weird and frightening
Establish -a)to set up, create; b)show sth to be true
Exhausting - tiring out
Handle - to deal with
Hectic - very busy
Impact - effect
Pick-pocket - to steal things from people's pockets
Relentless - pitiless, ruthless
Remote - a)distant; b)slight (possibility)

3
Alerted - watchful
Apparent - which seems, obvious
Broke - having no money
Chatter - a)to talk quickly and not seriously; b)shake
Collapse - to fall down, ruin
Compelling - very exciting
Concern - a)worry; b)interest
Dare - a)to be brave enough to do sth; b)to challenge s.o to do sth by suggesting it's cowardly not to do it
Inquest - legal inquiry into a death
Issue — a)to come out; b)to put on sale, publish; c)to give out, hand out
Owe - to be obliged
Plunge - a)to dive, b)to throw yourself into
Rigid - stiff, unbending, unflexible
Ruthless - pitiless, cruel
Solemn - a)spedal and religious; b)very serious
Suspense - impatient wait for sth to happen

4
Arbitrary - taken at random
Assert - to state firmly
Buy into (id) - to trust, believe
Conceal - to hide
Elaborate - very detailed, very complicated
Frumpy - wearing old-fashioned clothes
Insomniac - s.o who is chronically unable to sleep
Interfere - a)to meddle; b)to get involved
Patently - obviously, clearly
Plausible - which sounds as if it is correct when it's often not
Recall - a)to summon back; b)to remember
Stuffy - a)full of bad air; b)prudish
Teetotal - who never drinks any alcohol
Untimely    a)happening too soon; b)not suitable

5
Adequate - enough
Alienate - turn away, repel
Aspiration - ambition
Assume    a)lo take responsibility; btlo suppose
Boost - a)to help, promote; b)increase
Catch up on- exchange news
Ensure - to make sure
Fancy    a)to imagine; b)to like, want to have
High-flier-- very intelligent and very ambitious person
Make redundant - to fire people because they are not needed
On the mend - getting better
Presume - to presuppose
Query - a)doubt if sth is true; b)lo ask questions
Regardless - paying no attention
Secure - safe
Take for granted - a)to agree; b)not to appreciate any more

6
Acclaimed - well-praised
Spot — to find
Currently — at the present time
Gradually - step by step
Objective - aim (object in view)
Offhand - at once, immediate
Preliminary - which goes before
Reluctantly - not willingly
Rule sth out - to leave out, not to consider
Whack - a)hard, noisy blow; b)(inf) attempt
7
Adore - to love strongly, admire
Alongside – beside
Beneficial – useful
Breeze - sth easy to do
Charge - to make s.o pay for sth
Designated - chosen for a special purpose
Erode - to destroy or reduce sth gradually
Forfeit - to lose sth as a punishment
Intercept - to stop or catch sth/s.o going from one place to another
Knackered - a)extremely tired; b)loo old or broken to use
Overlook - a)not to notice; b)to ignore and forgive s.o's mistake
Perks - additional income
Strapped (inf) - feeling shortage of money /time
Subtle - a)not easy to notice; b)clever at noticing and understanding
Titbit - special little piece
Wits - ability to think quickly and make right decisions (to be at one's wits' end)

8
Adorn - to cover with ornaments, decorate
Aptly – likely
Apt - fitting well
Bliss - great happiness
Boast - a)to talk about how good/clever etc. you are; b)possess and be proud
Caution - care, precaution
Commute - a)to reduce (a penalty); b)travel to work in town every day; c)pay money instead of doing a piece of work
Down and out - (id) tramp
Downpour - heavy rain
Fall behind with - to fail to finish work or payment at the right time
Flock - to move in a group
Mere/merely - simply, only
Nauseous – sickening
Pervade - spread everywhere
Profusely - excessively, too much
Resentful - annoyed and hurt
Sumptuous - very luxurious
Pursue - a)to chase; b)continue to do
Utter - complete/total

9
Blank out - to ignore, not to pay attention
Clumsy - not graceful; often breaking sth
Dense - a)very thick; b)stupid
Disdain - looking down; feeling superior
Encounter - to meet
Fussy - unnecessarily careful about little things
Imperious – arrogant
Incorporate - to bring into one main part
Laid back -unhurried/relaxed
Nosy — curious
Scald - to injure with hot liquid or steam
Scatty - silly, slightly mad
Stingy - very greedy
Uptight - nervous and annoyed
Whine - to complain

10
Ambush - surprise attack
Assumption - belief that sth is true (even if it hasn't been proved)
Assure - a)to make safe/certain; b)to state/affirm
Befall - to happen
Bound to - a)obliged; b)very likely
Ferocious - fierce, angry
Filthy - a)very dirty; b)very unpleasant; c)obscene
Foible - odd way of behaving or thinking
Hazardous - dangerous
Impassible - which you can't go through or across
Inauspicious - unlucky, not giving hope for the future
Inevitably - by all means
Pester - to bother s.o
Precision    accuracy
Scarce - insufficient for the demand, hard to find

11
Cover for - a)to the work s o usually does; h)to prevent s.o from getting into trouble by lying
Descend - to move from a higher level down
Droplets -- tiny drops
Expand    to become larger in size, number or amount
Hard up - being in great need for money
Inexplicable - too unusual or strange to be explained or understood
Inflate - to make sth seem more important than it is
Momentous - very important
Neglected - not looked after properly
Obsessed - thinking about s.o or sth more than is necessary or sensible
Painstakingly - very carefully or thoroughly
Swarm - a family of bees
Tedious - boring, tiring
Tolerate — to put up with
Wobbly – shaky

12
Corny - (inf) not new, different, interesting or surprising
Frantic -- extremely hurried and using a lot of energy but not very organized
Horrendous - a)frightening and terrible; b)(inf) extremely unreasonable and unpleasant
Lease - a legal agreement allowing you to use sth for a rent
A new lease of life - serious life improvements
Lunacy - a situation or behaviour that is completely crazy
Obsessive - making you think all the time about s.o or sth
Potter - (inf) to do pleasant things that are not important without hurrying
Tackle - to make a determined effort in order to deal with a serious problem
Torture - a)act of deliberately hurting s.o to get information from them; b)severe physical or mental suffering
Unfulfilled - not achieved (wish,desire,hope)
Urge - to strongly suggest that sth should be done