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Vocabulary Reference

Session 1 - Exam Skills

work something into
include one idea in another

literal
in its original or most basic meaning

equivalent
with the same meaning

Session 2 - News Review

tit-for-tat
describes actions taken as revenge

boils
gets very angry

blasts
criticises strongly

Session 3 - Vocabulary in the News

pernicious
very harmful

Three syllables: per-ni-cious
Stress is on the second syllable: perNIcious
The 'c' is pronounced /ʃ/
Phonemic transcription: /pə(r)ˈnɪʃəs/