curriculum n.the subjects studied in a school, college, etc.
Maths is an intrinsic part of the school curriculum.
acquire v.buy or obtain (an object or asset) for oneself
He acquired a reputation as an entertaining speaker.
burning desire n.something you feel like you must do
I have a burning desire to eat all this bread.
be into v.be interested in
I’m really into folk music.
fascinating a.extremely interesting
The story makes fascinating reading.
adore v.love and respect (someone) deeply
Both girls adored their father.
cup of tea n.a favorite or well-suited thing, activity, etc
Golf isn't his cup of tea.
challenging a.difficult, in a way that tests your ability or determination
This has been a challenging time for us all.
relative a.true to a particular degree when compared with other things
Since I got a job, I've been living in relative comfort.
crucial a.extremely important or necessary
It is crucial that the problem is tackled immediately.
loathe v.to hate someone or something
I loathe doing housework.
intrinsic a.belonging naturally; essential
There is not an intrinsic sense of community created through television.
in-depth a.done carefully and in great detail
They carried out an in-depth analysis of the results.
discover v.to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time
Scientists have discovered how to predict an earthquake.
huge a.extremely large; enormous
It took a huge effort.
thought-provoking a.making you think a lot about a subject
This thought-provoking book raises more questions than it answers.
ignorant a.lacking knowledge or awareness in general
We were very young, ignorant, unskilled men.
realise v.understand clearly
I didn't realize we had to write each answer on a new sheet of paper.
universe n.everything that exists, especially all physical matter, including all the stars, planets, galaxies, etc. in space
Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?
reality n.a fact
Her childhood ambition became a reality when she was made a judge.
flora n.all the plants of a particular area or period of time
Tourism is damaging the flora and fauna of the island.
fauna n.all the animals of a particular area or period of time
An international team of scientists descended on the area to study its diverse flora and fauna.
human anatomy n.the study of the structure of the human body and the relationship of its parts
Knowledge of human anatomy is essential to figure drawing.
physiology n.a branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts
I spent my two years studying anatomy, physiology and pathology.
osmosis n.the process in plants and animals by which a liquid moves gradually from one part of the body or the plant to another through a membrane
Fluid flows back into the tiny blood vessels by osmosis.
capture someone's attention v.to interest someone
Most of the textbooks we looked at were too dull to capture students' attention.
phenomenon n.something that exists and can be seen, felt, tasted, etc., especially something unusual or interesting
Gravity is a natural phenomenon.
tides n.the rise and fall of the sea that happens twice every day
The boat was swept out to sea by the tide.
imperative a.of vital importance; crucial
It's imperative to act now before the problem gets really serious.
besides adv.in addition to; also
Do you play any other sports besides basketball?