comfortable a.relaxed and free
Do sit down and make yourself comfortable.
congestion n.a situation in which there is too much traffic and movement is difficult
The traffic congestion in the city gets worse during the summer.
overcrowded a.containing too many people or things
Our railway network is either overcrowded or else simply neglected.
ultimately adv.finally; in the end
The largest firms may ultimately become unstoppable.
tram n.an electric vehicle that is similar to a bus but travels on tracks laid along roads
I hopped off the tram near the park.
affordable a.not expensive
Affordable housing isn’t enough – we also need job opportunities.
extended a.long or longer than usual
They’re taking an extended vacation.
underground n.a railway system in which electric trains travel through tunnels below ground
They went on the underground.
remote a.far away in distance, time, or relation; not close
I have super-fast broadband in my remote village.
commute v.to make the same journey regularly between work and home
It's exhausting commuting from Brighton to London every day.
horrendous a.extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible
Conditions in the refugee camps were horrendous.
improvement n.the process of making something better or of getting better
We made some improvements to the house before selling it.
days off n.a day's vacation from work or school on what would normally be a working day
It's her day off today.
time off n.time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies
We're too busy to take time off.
diminish v.make or become less
The threat of inflation is diminishing.
iconic a.relating to the nature of an icon
The city also has some of the most iconic buildings in our country.
impressive a.causing someone to feel admiration or respect
We went inside the hotel which had the most impressive view from the main lobby window.
architecture n.the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings
I like the clean-cut shapes of classical architecture.
punctual a.on time
He's the sort of man who's always punctual.
overpasses n.a bridge that carries a road or railway over another road
I walked through an overpass over the road.
underpasses n.a road or pedestrian tunnel passing under another road or a railroad
We stood on the bridge and looked down at the underpass.
rush hour n.a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest
I will try to avoid traveling in the rush hour.
ferry n.a boat or ship for taking passengers and often vehicles across an area of water, especially as a regular service
The ferry service has been suspended for the day because of bad weather.
rapid-transit n.a high-speed urban passenger transport like an elevated railway system
Two rapid transit trains collided early this morning in Boston.
schedule v.arrange or plan (an event) to take place at a particular time
The flight is scheduled to arrive at 1:00 p.m., but it's running 10 minutes late.
strictly adv.exactly or correctly
Parking is strictly prohibited between these gates.
obvious a.easy to see, recognize, or understand
There is no obvious solution.
incredibly adv.used for saying that something is very difficult to believe
We missed our flight but, incredibly, got there on time.
convenient a.suitable for your purposes and needs
A bike's a very convenient way of getting around.
invest v.to spend money on something with the expectation of profit
When people buy houses they're investing a lot of money.
evolve v.develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form
The company has evolved into a major chemical manufacturer.