Vocabulary: Unit 2 (from Reading Explorer 3)

Vocabulary: Unit 2


2A THE ENIGMA OF BEAUTY

  • enigma: An enigma is something that is mysterious or difficult to understand.
  • crossed eyes: Crossed eyes are eyes that seem to look towards each other.
  • cosmetic surgery: Cosmetic surgery is surgery done to make someone look more attractive.
  • masculine: Masculine qualities and things are typical for men, in contrast to women.

2B SKIN: THE BODY'S CANVAS

  • canvas: Canvas is a strong, heavy clothes often used to do oils paints on.
  • salon: A salon is a place where people have their hair cut or colored, or have beauty treatments.
  • UV rays: UV rays (or ultraviolet rays) are what causes your skin to go darker in color after having been in sun light.
  • mafia: The mafia is a criminal organization that makes money illegally.
  • industrialized nation: An industrialized nation is a country that has a lot of industry, such as factories, businesses, etc.
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