Daily Words 8

OK. Here are today’s words. The Daily Words lists are specially chosen for students who need to pass advanced English exams or for anyone who wants to work quickly, easily and effectively towards a better vocabulary. Most of them are words that you won’t think of learning for every day speaking or reading for pleasure but ALL of them are words which regularly appear in all the advanced exams. Learning Daily Words is also a great exercise for any native English speaker who needs to improve their spelling.

transform v. ~ sth/sb (into sth) completely change the appearance or character of sth/sb

decline v. say `no’ to (sth); refuse (sth offered), usu politely

inhibit v. ~ sb prevent sb from doing sth that should be natural or easy to do

item n. single article or unit in a list, etc

layer n. thickness of material laid over a surface or forming a horizontal division

occur v. come into being as an event or a process; happen

protocol n. system of rules governing formal occasions, eg meetings between governments, diplomats, etc; official etiquette

recover v. ~ sth find again (sth stolen, lost, etc); regain possession of sth

temporary adj. lasting or meant to last for a limited time only; notpermanent

eliminate v. ~ sb/sth remove (esp sb/sth that is not wanted or needed)

inevitable adj. that cannot be avoided; that is sure to happen

regulate v. control or direct by means of rules and restrictions

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