Living With Tigers: Family Share Home With Pet Tigers

  • pet /pet/ an animal such as a cat or a dog which you keep and care for at home
  • They have two pets – a cat and a dog.
  • tiger /ˈtaɪɡə $ -ər/ a large wild animal that has yellow and black lines on its body and is a member of the cat family
  • ride /raɪd/ to sit on an animal, especially a horse, and make it move along
  • She learned to ride when she was seven.
  • interaction /ˌɪntərˈækʃən/ a process by which two or more things affect each other
  • Price is determined through the interaction of demand and supply.
  • despite /dɪˈspaɪt/ used to say that something happens or is true even though something else might have prevented it SYN in spite of
  • Despite all our efforts to save the school, the authorities decided to close it.
  • enclosure /ɪnˈkləʊʒə $ -ˈkloʊʒər/ an area surrounded by a wall or fence, and used for a particular purpose
  • the bear enclosure at the zoo
  • coexist /ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst $ ˌkoʊ-/ if two different things coexist, they exist at the same time or in the same place
  • wealth coexisting with poverty
  • feed /fiːd/ to give food to a person or animal
  • Have you fed the cat?
  • petting /ˈpetɪŋ/ the action of touching and moving your hand gently over an animal
  • instinct /ˈɪnstɪŋkt/ a natural tendency to behave in a particular way or a natural ability to know something, which is not learned
  • Animals have a natural instinct for survival.
  • dormant /ˈdɔːmənt $ ˈdɔːr-/ not active or not growing at the present time but able to be active later OPP active
  • The seeds remain dormant until the spring.
  • bond /bɒnd $ bɑːnd/ something that unites two or more people or groups, such as love, or a shared interest or idea
  • the emotional bond between mother and child
  • roam /rəʊm $ roʊm/ to walk or travel, usually for a long time, with no clear purpose or direction
  • The dogs are allowed to roam around.
  • intimate /ˈɪntəmət/ having an extremely close friendship
  • an intimate relationship
  • controversial /ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl◂ $ ˌkɑːntrəˈvɜːr-/ causing a lot of disagreement, because many people have strong opinions about the subject being discussed
  • the controversial issue of welfare reform
  • feline /ˈfiːlaɪn/ relating to cats or other members of the cat family, such as lions
  • noble /ˈnəʊbəl $ ˈnoʊ-/ morally good or generous in a way that is admired
  • It’s very noble of you to spend all your weekends helping the old folk.

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