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Describing roads, paths and areas of land

arterial

adjective

an arterial road or railway is part of a larger road or rail system

fast

adjective

a fast road is one on which you can drive quickly

impassable

adjective

an impassable road, path etc is impossible to travel along, especially because the weather is too bad

one-way

adjective

with cars travelling in one direction only

orbital

adjective

an orbital road goes around the outside of a large city

passable

adjective

if a road or a river is passable, it is not blocked and can be travelled on

sharp

adjective

a sharp bend changes direction suddenly

tight

adjective

a tight bend on a road is difficult to drive round because it curves a lot

two-way

adjective

allowing vehicles to travel in both directions

unadopted

adjective

an unadopted road is one that is repaired by the people who live along it because the local government is not responsible for it

well-trodden

adjective

walked on by many people for a long time

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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