Thought to be the fastest chip designed in a university lab
Currently over one million people in India are thought to be affected by autism.\ Tens of thousands of Haitians are thought to be living illegally in the country.
crypt - крипт a room or rooms under the floor of a church wherepeople are sometimes buried
centuries-old - сентрис - олд - многовековой
The 160 miles of centuries-old tunnels have become a unique gallery for artists. \ Ethnic groups fear that their centuries-old customs and costumes will be banned.
accident - Аксидент
nounsomething bad that happens that is not expected or intended and that often damages something or injures someone:Josh had an accident and spilled water all over his work. \ She was injured in a car/road accident (= when one car hitanother).
by accident without intending to, or without being intended:I deleted the file by accident. \ I found her letter by accident as I was looking through my files.
noun [C] (INJURY)
› an event not intended by anyone but which has the resultof injuring someone or damaging something:He was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 21.
(EVENT NOT PLANNED)
› something that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally:It’s no accident that (= There are reasons that explain why Не случайно же) she was chosen to be a member of the most powerful committee in Congress.
adjective The fire began shortly after 1:30 a.m. and appears to have been accidental.
He accidentally left the water running and flooded a bathroom floor in the hotel.
have an accident to urinate or excrete (= pass solid waste) when you do not intend to:Even a six-year-old can have an accident at night sometimes.
stumble - стAмбл
C2 [I] to step awkwardly while walking or running and fall or begin to fall:Running along the beach, she stumbled on a log and fell on the sand.In the final straight Meyers stumbled, and although he didn't fall it was enough to lose him first place.
[I usually + adv/prep] to walk in a way that does not seem controlled:We could hear her stumbling about/around the bedroom in the dark.He pulled on his clothes and stumbled into the kitchen.
stumble verb (PAUSE)
C2 [I] to make a mistake, such as repeating something or pausing for too long, while speaking or playing a piece of music:When the poet stumbled over a line in the middle of a poem, someone in the audience corrected him.
(MAKE A MISTAKE)
› to make a mistake, or to pause unexpectedly when speaking:He stumbled through several early career choices.Several times the reader stumbled over lines in the poem.
› to hit your foot against something while walking and almost fall, or to walk awkwardly as if you might fall:She stumbled over a toy. \ He stumbled around in the dark.
stumble across/on/uponsth/sb - наткнулся
to discover something by chance, or to meet someone by chance:Workmen stumbled upon the mosaic while digging foundations for a new building.
scatter - скAтер
[I or T] to (cause to) move far apart in different directions:The protesters scattered at the sound of gunshots. \ The soldiers came in and scattered the crowd. \ Toss the salad and scatter the nuts on top.\ Scatter the cake with a little caster sugar. \ Her ashes were scattered at sea.
[T usually + adv/prep] to cover a surface with things that are far apart and in no particular arrangement:Scatter the powder around the plants. \ I scattered grass seed all over the lawn. \ I scattered the whole lawn with grass seed.
be scattered to the four winds If a group of things or people are scattered to the four winds, they go or are sent to different places that are far away from each other:It was the finest collection of paintings in Denmark, but during the last war it was broken up and scattered to the four winds.
a scatter of something(cloth\bones) - a small amount or number of things spread over an area \ Our two towns, Andover and Romsey are surrounded by a scatter of attractive villages. \ It depicts a scatter of surreal humanoid creatures that might have sprung from one of Hieronymus Bosch's cautionary tales.
disturb - дистOб
B2 to interrupt what someone is doing:Please don't disturb your sister - she's trying to do her homework. \ I'm sorry to disturb you so late, but my car's broken down and I don't have my phone with me.\ Please go on with what you're doing and don't let us disturb you
Disturb the peace
› to break the law by behaving unpleasantly and noisily in public:Several fans were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after the game. \
C2 to cause someone to be worried or upset:Some scenes are violent and may disturb younger viewers. \ This year’s election campaign has disturbed a lot of voters who don’t like either candidate. \ Be careful not to disturb anything.
› to move or change something from its usual position,arrangement, condition, or shape:The thief had disturbed the documents in her filing cabinet, but nothing had been taken.
[+ to infinitive] It’s deeply disturbing to see intelligent and educated people make fun of us. \ a disturbing increase in the crime rate.
disturbance - беспокойство
something that interrupts someone or makes someone feel worried:Residents are tired of the disturbance caused by the nightclub. \ Phone calls are the biggest disturbance at work.
violence or trouble:There was a minor disturbance during the demonstration, but nobody was injured.
Cause a disturbance