observe v.to watch carefully the way something happens or the way someone does something, especially in order to learn more about it
Children learn by observing adults.
purpose n.why you do something or why something exists
His only purpose in life seems to be to enjoy himself.
multifarious a.of many different types
The reasons for closure are multifarious.
reduce v.to become or to make something become smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc.
I reduced the problem to a few simple questions.
waste n.unwanted matter or material of any type, especially what is left after useful substances or parts have been removed
The Japanese recycle more than half of their waste paper.
landfill n.the process of getting rid of large amounts of rubbish by burying it, or a place where rubbish is buried
90 percent of American rubbish is dumped in landfill sites.
dispose v.to get rid of something, especially by throwing it away
Our advice would be that when you are selling or disposing of a vehicle, you need to tell us promptly.
domestic a.belonging or relating to the home, house, or family
The shop sells domestic appliances.
appropriately adv.in a way that is suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion
Volunteers need to be approachable, calm, and able to respond appropriately.
trash n.waste material or things that are no longer wanted or needed
The trash really stinks - why don't you take it out?
dispose v.get rid of by throwing away
To avoid any unnecessary hassle, make sure you dispose of leftovers before you enter the country.
aluminum n.a chemical element that is a light, silver-colored metal, used especially for making cooking equipment and aircraft parts
We take all our aluminum cans for recycling.
pouch n.a bag or soft container for a small object or a small amount of something
Food sealed in foil pouches lasts for a long time.
decommission v.to take equipment or weapons out of use
After its useful life, a well will be decommissioned.
aesthetically adv.in a beautiful or artistic way
The table has various objects arranged aesthetically on it.
conscious a.to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present
He gradually became conscious that everyone else was wearing a suit.
spotless a.extremely clean
He was wearing a spotless white shirt.
belongings n.the things that a person owns, especially those that can be carried
He led a simple life, with few belongings, and never owned a home of his own.
blatantly adv.in a way that is very obvious and intentional, when this is a bad thing
It was blatantly obvious that she was telling a lie.
opt v.make a choice from a range of possibilities
Consumers will opt for low-priced goods.
integrate v.to combine two or more things in order to become more effective
You need to integrate exercise into your normal life.
lack n.absence; shortage
There is no lack of entertainment aboard the ship.
self-discipline n.the ability to pursue what one thinks is right
You need a lot of self-discipline when you're doing research work on your own.
habit n.something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it
I'm trying not to get into the habit of always having biscuits with my coffee.
regulation n.an official rule or the act of controlling something
New safety regulations have been brought in.
beloved a.loved very much
She was forced to leave her beloved Paris and return to Lyon.
abide v.obey; follow
I said I would abide by their decision.
penalize v.to punish someone, esp. for breaking the law or a rule
The new law penalizes the taxpayers who can least afford to pay.
fine n.an amount of money to be paid for not obeying the rule
The maximum penalty for the offense is a $1,000 fine.
advocate n.to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something
She advocates taking a more long-term view.
I don't have time to do his work for him - I have too many obligations as it is.
walk away v.to leave a place, situation, or a person
No one knows you're a part of this. You can just walk away.
litter n.trash; rubbish
If you see litter in the corridor, pick it up.
cleanup n.an act to clean a place
The cleanup after the oil spill cost over $10,000,000.
implementation n.the act of starting to use a plan or system
There will be a delay in the implementation of the new regulations.
law-abiding a.someone who is law-abiding obeys the law
Such actions against law-abiding citizens will not be tolerated.
conserve v.protect (something, especially an environmentally or culturally important place or thing) from harm or destruction
The funds raised will help conserve endangered meadowlands.
fruition n.the state of having successfully completed an activity or plan
The governor plans to use his considerable influence to bring the museum to fruition.