Vocabulary Reference

Session 2 - News Review

demolition
destruction of a building

dismantle
take something apart so it no longer functions

makeshift
temporary and of poor quality

evict
to force someone to leave a place

braced for
ready for (something bad)

bulldozer
a heavy vehicle with a large, curved piece of metal at the front for pushing earth and stones

Session 3 - Lingohack

dominated
been the most successful

warning
making people aware of danger

manned
(of a machine) operated by people who are carried inside it

Session 5 - The White Elephant

a tough cookie
a person who is strong enough to deal with difficult situations

as tough as old boots
a person who is strong enough to deal with difficult situations

she wouldn't say boo to a goose
timid, quiet and shy

a game old bird
a tough and smart woman

relentless
continually severe or cruel

as hard as nails
(also) a person who is strong enough to deal with difficult situations

tough luck
without sympathy for your situation

tough love
sort your own problems out