5 Tips for Smart Healthy Grocery Shopping – Avoid the Rat Maze

  • grocery /ˈɡrəʊsəri $ ˈɡroʊ-/ a supermarket
  • I reached the road, picked up my groceries, and left her in peace.
  • rat /ræt/ an animal that looks like a large mouse with a long tail
  • Old steamboats with their scroll-work more scrolled and withered by weathers sat in the mud inhabited by rats.
  • maze /meɪz/ a complicated and confusing arrangement of streets, roads etc
  • the maze of narrow streets
  • urge /ɜːdʒ $ ɜːrdʒ/ a strong wish or need SYN desire
  • He could no longer resist the urge to go and see Amanda.
  • Chee-tos /ˈtʃiːtəʊz/ a popular type of snack food sold in bags in the US. Chee-tos are bright orange crunchy fried sticks made from corn, and have a cheese taste.
  • grumbling /ˈɡrʌmblɪŋ/ a low continuous sound
  • the grumbling of distant thunder
  • aisle /aɪl/ a long passage between rows of seats in a church, plane, theatre etc, or between rows of shelves in a shop
  • Would you like a window seat or an aisle seat (=seat next to the aisle)?
  • produce /ˈprɒdjuːs $ ˈproʊduːs/ food or other things that have been grown or produced on a farm to be sold
  • fresh local produce
  • encounter /ɪnˈkaʊntə $ -ər/ to experience something, especially problems or opposition
  • They encountered serious problems when two members of the expedition were injured.
  • farthest /ˈfɑːðɪst $ ˈfɑːr-/ at or to the greatest distance away; a superlative form of ‘far’ SYN furthest
  • My sister was the one who traveled farthest.
  • layout /ˈleɪaʊt/ the way in which something such as a town, garden, or building is arranged
  • All the flats in the building had the same layout.
  • cart /kɑːt $ kɑːrt/ a large wire basket on wheels that you use in a supermarket SYN trolley
  • Then the waiter wheeled the dessert cart over to our table.
  • processed /ˈprəʊsest $ ˈprɑː-/ processed food has substances added to it before it is sold, in order to preserve it, improve its color etc
  • the artificial coloring and flavorings in processed foods
  • cereal /ˈsɪəriəl $ ˈsɪr-/ a breakfast food made from grain and usually eaten with milk
  • a bowl of breakfast cereal
  • temptation /tempˈteɪʃən/ a strong desire to have or do something even though you know you should not
  • There might be a temptation to cheat if students sit too close together.
  • kleptomania /ˌkleptəˈmeɪniə/ a mental illness in which you have a desire to steal things
  • kleptomaniac /ˌkleptəˈmeɪniæk/ someone suffering from kleptomania
  • lap /læp/ the upper part of your legs when you are sitting down SYN knee
  • Shannon sat on her mother’s lap.
  • pitfall /ˈpɪtfɔːl $ -fɒːl/ a problem or difficulty that is likely to happen in a particular job, course of action, or activity
  • He gave me advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of the legal process.
  • bulk /bʌlk/ a big mass or shape of something
  • the great bulk of a building
  • spoil /spɔɪl/ to start to decay
  • Food will spoil if the temperature in your freezer rises above 8°C.
  • ingredient /ɪnˈɡriːdiənt/ one of the foods that you use to make a particular food or dish
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • intentional /ɪnˈtenʃənəl/ done deliberately and usually intended to cause harm SYN deliberate OPP unintentional
  • intentionally adverb
  • intentionally vague promises

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