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amused means that something makes you smile, or makes you laugh a little bit.
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smiling or laughing because something is funny
The man looked a little amused.
Although anger is a normal, healthy feeling, uncontrollable anger can have a detrimental affect on health and relationships.
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feeling or showing anger
He was beginning to get angry.
“When you’re feeling anxious, remember that you’re still you. You are not your anxiety.”
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worried about something
I’m quite anxious about my exams.
Recognize the full worth of. Be grateful for (something).
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to understand how serious or important a situation or problem is or what someone’s feelings are
He did not fully appreciate the significance of signing the contract.
Recognition is about performance: "You did a great job". Appreciation is about the person: "You are a valuable member of our team!"
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pleasure you feel when you realise something is good, useful, or well done
She has a fine appreciation of music. You could show a little more appreciation!
Don't argue to be right. Instead, listen to understand.
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to shout and say angry things to someone because you disagree with them
We could hear the neighbours arguing.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
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a situation in which people speak angrily to each other because they disagree about something
I had an argument with my mother.
That awkward moment when you have bigger boobs than the girl next to you.
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I hope he won’t ask any awkward questions.
be over the moon.
The idiom 'to be over the moon' means 'to be delighted' or 'to be very happy'.
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to be very happy
She's over the moon about her new exciting job.
be scared out of your wits
"(to be) scared out of your wits": so afraid that you are unable to think clearly
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to be very frightened. To frighten someone to such an extent that they behave irrationally
I was scared out of my wits when I first went on a plane on my own.
showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.
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careful to avoid problems or danger
Becky's become a very cautious driver since her accident.
computer geek.
computer expert
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a person who is socially awkward and unpopular: a usually intelligent ... or expert especially in a technological field or activity
He is a real computer geek. He knows how to write code and loves playing computer games.
Are you a highly creative person or are you more of a logical thinker?
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a creative person is good at thinking of new ideas
He is one of Japan's most talented and creative film directors.
A Great Deal, Every Day
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a special offer from a shop, restaurant, etc. with which you can buy something for less than the usual price
There's a two-for-one deal on pizzas at our local Italian restaurant this week.
Something used to oppose attack(s)
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the act of protecting something or someone from attack
“Human dignity demands courage to defend oneself.”
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to protect someone or something from attack
The castle was built to defend the island against invaders.
money placed in a bank account or an instance of placing money in a bank account.
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a part of the cost of something that you pay before paying the total amount later
We put down a deposit on the house.
Develop yourself
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if something develops, or if you develop it, it gets bigger or becomes more important
She is fast developing into one of this country's most talented players.
Human Development
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the process of growing, changing, or becoming better
Vitamins are necessary for a child's growth and development.
I expected more
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unhappy because something you hoped for did not happen, or was not as good as you expected
When my parents told me Santa didn't exist, I was really disappointed.
give (money or goods) for a good cause, for example to a charity.
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to give something, especially money, to a person or organisation that needs help
Our school donated money to the Red Cross.
the act or an instance of donating: the making of a gift especially to a charity or public institution
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something, especially money, that you give to help a person or organization
Your donation is greatly appreciated. Please make a donation to the hospital fund.
I'm not short, I'm just more down to earth than most people.
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practical and direct in a sensible honest way
Fran's a friendly, down-to-earth person
Eccentricity is regarded as a mental condition by psychologists; this is because eccentric behaviour does not conform to the general pattern.
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strange or unusual
Aunt Jules was always a bit eccentric.
feeling or showing embarrassment.
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if you feel embarrassed, you feel nervous or uncomfortable about what other people think of you
I felt embarrassed about how untidy the house was.
To enter (a name, etc.) in a register, roll or list. To enlist (someone) or make (someone) a member of. To enlist oneself (in something) or become a member (of something).
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the process of arranging to join a school, university, course, etc.
Sorry, the course has limited enrolment and there are no more spaces.
This Image Remover due to lack of existence
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to happen or to be real or alive
Do ghosts really exist?
How the world came into existence out of nothing.
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when something exists
Do you believe in the existence of ghosts?
What most people think / What successful people know
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to not suceed in achieving something
It looks like the peace talks are failing.
Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success
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a lack of success in achieving or doing something
Successful people often aren’t very good at dealing with failure.
Why am I so fascinated by you
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extremely interested
I am fascinated by space travel.
fill in.
Fill in the (blank)
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to write all the necessary information on an official document, form etc
Please fill in this form and return it to your doctor.
willing to adapt or change depending on the situation. the ability to bend without breaking.
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able to change easily
Teachers have to be flexible.
Person | Need | Goal | Obstacle | Frustration
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feeling impatient or angry because you are unable to do what you want
I get really frustrated with my computer sometimes.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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if something is genuine, it really is what it seems to be
If those are genuine diamonds, they'll be worth a fortune!
good laugh.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. Irish proverb
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someone who is a fun person
Kelly is a good laugh, she always tells new jokes.
illustration of identification technologies such as: face recognition, fingerprint scanning and voice
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something official that shows your name, address, etc, usually with a photograph
You can use a passport as identification.
establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is.
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to recognize someone or something and say correctly who or what they are
She was unable to identify her attacker.
I'm not impressed by your looks, money, social status or job title. I'm impressed by the way you treat other human beings.
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feeling admiration and respect
I was impressed by her singing.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
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to try to become involved in a situation when people do not want you to
I wish he’d stop interfering in my life.
the act of or something that obstructs or hinders. I never let schooling interfere with my education
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when someone interferes in something
I resented his interference in my work.
Tell me and I forget Teach me and I remember Involve me and I learn
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if an activity or situation involves something, that thing is a part of it
The job involves a lot of travelling.
The fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something.
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taking part in something, or being related to it in some way
Your involvement in the project was impressive so you will receive a bonus.
keep yourself to yourself.
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to stay at home by yourself or with your family instead of going out to meet other people
He is a quiet person who keeps himself to himself.
I'm not weird, I am a limited edition
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not much or not many
My knowledge of sport is limited.
make your stomach turn
to makes someone feel ill or uncomfortable usually because it is offensive or disgusting
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to make you feel ill
The smell made my stomach turn. It was awful.
offensive, selfish, or unaccommodating; nasty; malicious
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cruel and not kind
Don’t be so mean to your sister.
combine or put together to form one substance or mass.
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if you mix two or more substances, or if they mix, they combine to become a single substance
Oil and water don't mix.
mixture vs separated
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a liquid or other substance that is made by mixing several substances together, especially in cooking
Pour the mixture into four small dishes. mistura; pour - despejar, verter
Moodiness is natural - we can all be out of sorts, pissed off, down/up, or just good old-fashioned cranky.
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often becoming angry or unhappy
Were you a moody teenager? temperamental, mal-humorado
morning person.
I could be a morning person if morning happened around noon
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someone who is more productive in the morning
I'm not a morning person - that's why I usually start work at 10a.m. pessoa que funciona melhor de manhã
. Innocence personified, being naive in such a world can be a burden.
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not having much experience of how complicated life is, so that you trust people too much and believe that good things will always happen
Jim can be so naive sometimes ingénuo burden: something difficult or worrying that you have to deal with
open to discussion or modification.
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prices, amounts, etc that are negotiable can be discussed and changed
The salary for the job is negotiable, depending on experience. que se pode negociar
Time is non-refundable, use it with intention.
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a non-refundable amount of money cannot be paid back to you
There is a £40 deposit, which is non- refundable. que não se pode reembolsar
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someone who is outgoing enjoys meeting and talking to people
I'm not really that outgoing. I prefer to stay at home with a good book. extrovertido
people person.
an outgoing, gregarious person with good communication skills.
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someone who likes being with other people
Jo is not a people person so she prefers staying at home. pessoa sociável
"I didn't get where I am by trying to please."
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to make someone happy or satisfied
Most children are eager to please. agradar; to be eager to please querer agradar
What you learn with pleasure you never forget. (Alfred Mercier)
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a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, or enjoyment
She sipped her drink with pleasure. prazer. sip - beber aos goles
Which do you prefer...? doing push-ups or doing sit-ups?
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to like or want someone or something more than someone or something else
Would you prefer a hot or a cold drink? preferir
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when someone likes something more than something else
Which style you choose is just a matter of personal preference. preferência
Preparation is the key
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the work of preparing something or preparing for something
The England team have begun their preparation for next week's game. preparação
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
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to make plans or arrangements for something that will happen soon, or to get yourself ready for it
How do you prepare for an important test or exam? preparar
Recycling Carpooling Saving Energy ... prevents AIR POLLUTION
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to stop something from happening, or stop someone from doing something
His back injury prevented him from playing in the match. prevenir, impedir
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when someone is stopped from doing something or when something is stopped from happening
The crime prevention in our town is quickly improving. prevenção
put pressure on.
Work Hard, But Don't Put Too Much Pressure On Yourself!
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to make attempts to make someone do something by threatening them or making them believe that they should do it
Her family are putting pressure on her to get a job. pressionar alguém
Can You Choose How to React to a Situation?
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to behave in a particular way because of what someone has done or said to you, or because of the situation you are in
The audience reacted by shouting and booing. reagir. boo - vaiar
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something that you feel or do because of what has happened to you or been said to you
What was his reaction to the question? reação
Refer a friend now
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to mention someone or something
He referred to her several times. referir
Everything You Need to Know on How to Write a Reference Letter
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a letter containing information about you that is written by someone who knows you well, and is usually intended for a new employer
If you are interested in the job, please send us your CV and a reference from a previous employer. referência; carta de referência
guy is relieved
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happy because you are no longer worried or frightened
I was relieved to be out of hospital and back home. aliviado
to make someone feel satisfied.
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feeling that something is as good as it should be, or that something has happened in the way that you want
I’m not really satisfied with the way he cut my hair satisfeito
shake like a leaf.
To shake like a leaf
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to shake a lot because you are scared, nervous, etc
I shake like a leaf when I think about the exam. tremer como uma folha; tremer como varas verdes
This is a good sign
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a piece of wood, metal, plastic, etc with words or pictures on it to give people information
Follow the signs to Birmingham. sinal, placa
sign up.
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to put your name on a list for something because you want to take part in it
I'm thinking of signing up to yoga classes. inscrever-se
Me Accept and sign
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your name written the way you usually write it, for example at the end of a letter or on a cheque
Remember to put your signature on the contract. assinatura
"Being spontaneous at times is a must. Being spontaneous all the time is a crazy person". (Ryan Hansen)
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something that is spontaneous happens without being planned
People say I'm always spontaneous. I am a little last-minute and don't organise things in advance. espontâneo
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very happy, excited and pleased
We were so thrilled to hear about the baby felicíssimo, excitado
throw up.
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to make food come out of your mouth from your stomach because you are ill
Ugh, this is disgusting! I think I'm going to throw up! vomitar
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to behave towards someone in a particular way
She treats me like one of the family. tratar
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a particular way of behaving towards someone or of dealing with them
I was unhappy with my treatment at passport control. tratamento
Your trial period has been expired! You need to purchase product to continue using it.
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a short period during which you use or do something or employ someone to find out whether they are satisfactory for a particular purpose or job
They let me have the computer for a free trial of ten days. experiência, julgamento, processo trial and error - tentativa e erro
If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy.
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if someone is trustworthy, you can trust them completely
The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy. digno de confiança, fidedigno
wish the earth would swallow you up.
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to wish that you could disappear because you are very embarrassed
Everybody was looking at me and I wished the earth would swallow me up. queria que a terra me engolisse queria meter-me num buraco
If you can't say something nice, say something witty and sarcastic.
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funny and clever
Geoff is always popular at dinner parties because he's so witty. espirituoso, cheio de graça
Worried expression
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not happy or relaxed because you keep thinking about a particular problem or something bad that might happen
I'm worried about my exam. preocupado
How to be sympathetic: That's too bad. How to be empathetic.
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showing that you understand and care about someone’s problems
You should talk to Kerry - she's very sympathetic. solidário, compreensivo
The world is so BIG, and I am so SMALL. How could I possibly contribute anything that MATTERS?
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to give money, help, ideas etc to something that other people are also involved in
Everyone was expected to contribute £2. contribuir
The law of contribution: growing yourself enables you to grow others.
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something that you give or do to help make something successful
Einstein’s enormous contribution to science contribuição, colaboração

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