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Vocabulary

Distortion-the action of giving a misleading account or impression (iskrivljeno)

Concoction-an elaborate story, especially a fabricated one (izmišljotina)

Credible-able to be believed (vjerodostojan)

Legitimate-conforming to the law or to rules (zakonit)

Duplicity -deceitfulness; double-dealing (dvoličnost)

Tempting-entice or attempt to entice (someone) to do or acquire something that they


find attractive but know to be wrong or not beneficial (primamljiv)

Quaint-attractively unusual or old-fashioned (čudan)

Thorny-having many thorns or thorn bushes (trnovit)

Adherence-bond, adhesiveness, adhesion (prijanja, privrženost)

Disclosure-the action of making new or secret information known (otkriće)

Notorious-famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed


(ozloglašen)

Innocuous-not harmful or offensive (neškodljiv)

Presumed-suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability


(pretpostavlja)

Scrutinized-examine or inspect closely and thoroughly (pomno, proučavati)

2.

light year- a unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance that light travels
in one year (svjetlosna godina)

particle-the least possible amount (čestica)

core-the part of something that is central to its existence or character (srž)

deliberately-consciously and intentionally; on purpose (namjerno)

reversal- a change to an opposite direction, position, or course of action (preokret)

evaporate-turn from liquid into vapour (ispariti)


3.

• blasts-a destructive wave of highly compressed air spreading outwards from an


explosion (prasak)

• dormant-having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period


of time; in or as if in a deep sleep (uspavan)

• seismic- relating to earthquakes or other vibrations of the earth and its crust
(potresno)

• famine-extreme scarcity of food (glad)

• indistinct-not clear or sharply defined (nejasno)

• assess-evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of (procijeniti)

• tumbling-fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong (kotrljati se)

• glaciers-a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and
compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles (ledenjaci)

4.

Natural Disasters-Advanced Vocabulary

arson- malicious burning to destroy property (podmetanje požara)

uproot- pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground ;move forcibly
from a homeland into a new foreign environment (iskorijeniti)

collide- hit with force when moving (sudariti se)

famine-extreme scarcity of food (glad)

plunge-an act of jumping or diving into water (skočiti, uroniti)

emit-produce and discharge (something, especially gas or radiation) (ispuštati)

fertile- fertile land is land where things grow easily (plodno tlo)

fume- gas, smoke, or vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale (zagušljivo
isparivanje)

vapor-a substance diffused or suspended in the air, especially one normally liquid or
solid (para)

oil slick- a film or layer of oil floating on an expanse of water, especially one that has
leaked or been discharged from a ship (naftna mrlja)
sewage- waste water and excrement conveyed in sewers (kanalizacija)

soil- the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material
typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles (tlo)

timber- wood prepared for use in building and carpentry (greda)

demise-a person's death (smrt)

butte-an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a
mesa) (strmo brdo)

buoyancy- the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other fluid
(plovnost)

tarn- a small mountain lake (brdsko jezerce)

pristine-in its original condition; unspoiled (prastar;iskonski;drevan)

casualties-a person killed or injured in a war or accident (gubici)


tremor-shaking (podrhtavanje)

-Vocabulary from the 'Gateway to exams' (22.03.2018.) won't be included


in the following assessment.