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    Wink Vocabulary

    Please, could you help me understand the following words???

    a) sun-soaked
    b) lake-shore village
    c) golf courses are sucking them dry
    d) $4bn (What does "bn" stand for?
    e) how to keep the crowds at bay
    f) gridlock
    g) go whale-watching

    Thank you very much. I have already tried to understand them but I couldn't.

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    Re: Vocabulary

    Sun-soaked...Something that is exposed to strong sunlight for long periods. A sun-soaked beach in Jamaica. A sun-soaked cruise around the Indian Ocean.

    A lake-shore village is a village at the shore (on the edge of) a lake.

    Sucking them dry usually means taking all of their money.

    $4bn probably means 4 billion dollars (4,000,000,000)

    To be kept at bay means to be kept at a distance, prevented from advancing.

    Gridlock usually means a traffic jam where none of the cars is moving in any direction, also a metaphor for a situation where no progress is being made.

    Whale-watching means just what it says. People go to parts of the world (usually by boat) where whales are common, and watch them.
    Last edited by mykwyner; 17-Jul-2005 at 23:48.

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