urbanist: /ˈərbənist/ a specialist in city planning. E.g. Many urbanists say that public life in the eighteenth century - which is when the modern city began to take shape - was available only to men. Chicago's recent endeavour, the Chicago Riverwalk Construction, appears to be a hot topic for many urbanists.
largely: to a great extent; mostly or mainly. E.g. the manager who is largely responsible for the team's victory. It was largely a matter of trial and error. He resigned largely because of the stories in the press.
7. extraordinarily /ɪkˈstrɔːdnrəli/
lateral thinking: a way of solving problems by using your imagination to find new ways of looking at the problem. E.g. the service was developed using just creative and lateral thinking without any extra funding.
cost-effective: giving the best possible profit or benefits in comparison with the money that is spent. E.g. a cost-effective way to fight crime.
Astute: /əˈstjuːt/ very clever and quick at seeing what to do in a particular situation, especially how to get an advantage. Shrewd. E.g. an astute businessman/politician/observer. It was an astute move to sell the shares then. She was astute enough to realize that what Jack wanted was her money.
metro: /ˈmetrəʊ/ (metropolitan) E.g. the New York metro areas.
interchange: (n) The act of interchanging. A station where passengers may change from one railway line, bus service, etc. to another. E.g. the town’s famous rail interchange.
build up (to something) to become greater, more powerful or larger in number. E.g. All the pressure built up and he was off work for weeks with stress. The music builds up to a rousing climax.
Couple: to join together two parts of something, for example two vehicles or pieces of equipment. couple A and B together E.g. The two train cars had been coupled together.
staggering: so great, shocking or surprising that it is difficult to believe. Astounding. E.g. They paid a staggering £5 million for the house.
stagger: to shock or surprise somebody very much. Amaze. E.g. It staggers me that the government is doing nothing about it.
peak: used to describe the highest level of something, or a time when the greatest number of people are doing something or using something. E.g. It was a time of peak demand for the product. March is one of the peak periods for our business. The athletes are all in peak condition. We need extra help during the peak season.
16. innovative /ˈɪnəveɪtɪv/ /ˈɪnəvətɪv/
Turnstile: /ˈtɜːnstaɪl/ a gate at the entrance to a public building, stadium, etc. that turns in a circle when pushed, allowing one person to go through at a time.
stile: a set of steps that help people climb over a fence or gate in a field, etc.
Token: a round piece of metal or plastic used instead of money to operate some machines or as a form of payment. E.g. a parking token.
In a trice: / traɪs/ very quickly or suddenly. E.g. He was gone in a trice.