Vocabulary lesson 22

Definitions and samples

  • migration (n.) movement from one place to another by a group of people or animals

- The majority of this increase is due to rural to urban migration for employment.

  • numb (adj.) without the power of feeling; deadened

- I stayed out there until my fingers and toes went numb, then I stayed some more.

  • achieve (v.) reach or attain (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage

- To achieve that purpose, there must be an issue, context, something to overcome.

  • flexible (adj.) something or someone that is flexible is able to change easily and adapt to different conditions and circumstances

- You can expect an intense, challenging, flexible, and creative work environment.

  • idealistic (adj.) characterized by idealism; unrealistically aiming for perfection

- I think we did have that idealistic image of a president.

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