amount: quantity.


 They didn't deliver the right amount of sand.
 Small amounts of land were used for keeping animals.

 increase/ɪnˈkriːs/ to (make something) become larger in amount or size. decrease


 Incidents of armed robbery have increased over the last few years.

 Life expectancy in Europe has increased greatly in the 20th century.

 plenty of: a lot of.


 We've got plenty of time before we need to leave for the airport.

 They've always had plenty of money.

 endorphin/enˈdɔː.fɪn/ a chemical naturally, released in the brain to reduce pain, that in large amounts can make you feel relaxed or full of energy.


 When you laugh, your body makes chemicals called endorphins.

  Endorphins make problems look smaller and make you feel better about your life.

 maintain/meɪnˈteɪn/ to keep a road, machine, building, etc. in good condition.


 A large house costs a lot to maintain.

 The roads in the town have been very poorly maintained.

 decay: /dɪˈkeɪ/ to become gradually damaged, worse, or less; to cause something to do this.


 Sugar makes your teeth decay.

 It's sad to watch a beautiful rose decay in such a short time.

 ashamed/əˈʃeɪmd/  feeling guilty or embarrassed about something you have done or about a quality in your character.


 You should be ashamed of yourselves.

 She ought to be thoroughly ashamed of herself - talking to her mother like that.

 occur/əˈkɜːr/ (especially of accidents and other unexpected events) to happen.


 An accident involving over ten vehicles has occurred in the east-bound lane.

 If any of these symptoms occur while you are taking the medication, consult your doctor immediately.

 preventable/prɪˈven.tə.bəl/ able to be prevented.


 Both causes are preventable with regular maintenance of the pump.

 Many health problems are preventable on condition that we diagnose them as early as possible.

 diagnose/ˈdaɪ.əɡ.nəʊz/ to recognize and name the exact character of a disease or a problem, by examining it.

 She was diagnosed with/as having diabetes.

 It was not easy to diagnose what was wrong with the business.

Dairy products

Balanced diet

Fatty food 





Dental decay

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