Vocabulary lesson 34

Definitions and samples

  • skyscraper (n.) a very tall modern city building

- In Hong Kong, there is also a plan to build a skyscraper over 480 metres tall.

  • addiction (n.) the fact or condition of being addicted

- Participants are offered help in everything from fighting drug addiction to getting a job.

  • subway (n.) a railway system that runs under the ground below a big city

- The subway and light railway can transport people to every corner of the city quickly.

  • efficient (adj.) working well and quickly at the job that's being done

- Many companies have found more efficient ways to make profits with fewer people.

  • delay (v.) to make something happen at a later time than originally planned or expected

- The delay caused by the court case created other problems for county government.

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