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guests that have already responded 'yes'
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Confirmed guests
to make a particular facial expression - usually negative
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to make a face
a cake with one layer
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A single-tiеred cake
a mixture of sugar with water, egg white, or butter, used as a coating for cakes or biscuits.
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icing
give extra weight to (a communication)
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emphasise
It is a word that goes with another Word. There's no grammatical reason why the words go together, they just do
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collocation
1. express complete disapproval of 2. sentence (someone) to a particular punishment, especially death.
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condemn
If you support or stay with someone through 'this word', you always support or stay with them, even if there are problems or difficulties:
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thick and thin
1. move in a quivering way; flicker. 2. become weaker; falter.
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waver
The flame wavered in the draught/his love for her had never wavered
If you are in "this word", they are pleased with you.
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good graces
You're so eager to stay in the good graces of the King that nothing else matters to you.
a sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive.
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ransom
the kidnappers demanded a ransom
represent (something) as being larger, better, or worse than it really is.
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exxagerate
solemnly promise to do a specified thing.
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vows
the rebels vowed to continue fighting
A thing said or done for amusement; a joke.
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jest
feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.
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grateful
causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with. 2. causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience.
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awkward
a formal party at which important people are welcomed; the way in which people react to something or someone
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reception
Her first book got a wonderful/warm/frosty reception from the critics.
The president gave a reception for the visiting heads of state.
It means treating someone with special kindness, ofen when it is not a good thing.
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indulgence
The king's indulgence toward his sons angered the business community
an artificially constructed language used by a group of speakers, as opposed to one that has naturally evolved:
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conlang
like esperanto or klingon
a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.
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quitter
He won't resign because he is not a quitter.
a condition or problem. It was caused originally by that thing.
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stem
All my problems stem from drink
Stop from spreading, increasing, continuing
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stem
Austria has sent three army battalions to its border with Hungary to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
a person who deliberately avoids paying debts.
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deadbeat
It is the legal right to keep and take care of a child, especially given to a child's mother or father when they get divorced
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custody
I'm going to go to court to get custody for the children.
It is a thick black substance that is used especially for making roads
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tar
The oil has hardened to tar.
If one thing is similar to another in some way
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akin
Listening to his life story is akin to reading a good adventure novel
Money that a court of law orders someone to pay regularly to their former wife or husband after they have gotten divorced.
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Alimony
changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated:
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tame
That lion act as tame as a house cat.
a tame bear
lacking in excitement; dull
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tame
a very tame party
If you describe a man like that, you disapprove of him because he likes to have many short sexual relationships with women.
Casanova, gigolo
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womanizer
incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible:
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irreconcilable
These old concepts are irreconcilable with modern life.
not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed:
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vague
vague promises
to assault or menace, especially with the intention of robbery.
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mugged
a strong meaty taste, often considered to be one of the basic taste sensations along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids
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umami
Complex, creamy and very comforting, its intense umami character was exactly what Ms. Nguyen tried to capture in this garlicky noodle recipe...
the work of cleaning, cooking, etc., to be done in housekeeping
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housework
But i can't let a stranger come in and do my housework.
a stand or frame for supporting or displaying at an angle an artist's canvas, a blackboard, a china plate, etc.
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easel
She left the easel in disgust and refused to touch it again for a week.
It is a strong, heavy cloth that is used for making things such as tents, sails, bags and oil painting can be done on it
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canvas
1. to look at articles in the windows of stores without making any purchases. 2. to examine or evaluate merchandise for possible purchase, use, etc.:
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window-shop
to window-shop shoes.
Russian delegations are window-shopping in European factories.
It is something which is in a pattern of straight lines that cross over each other, forming squares
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grid
It is a network of wires and cables by which sources of power, such as electricity, are distributed throughout a country or area.
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grid
to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
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flatter
Activity or action that involves a lot of energy
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strenuous
avoid strenuous exercises in the evening
It is a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer.
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freelancer
a gymnastic apparatus consisting of two wooden or metal balls connected by a short bar serving as a handle, used as a weight for exercising.
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dumbbell
It is a device for cooking that is like a box with a door. You heat it and cook food inside it.
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oven
Put the onions and ginger in the oven and let them roast for thirty minutes
It is a container or enclosed space in which a very hot fire is made, for example, to melt metal, burn trash, or produce heat for a building or house
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furnace
It is a piece of equipment which provides heat, either for cooking or for heating a room.
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stove
. She put the kettle on the gas stove.
to follow or drive hazardously close to the rear of another vehicle.
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tail-gating
You find someone so attractive that you are seem to be in love with them
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smitten
They were totally smitten with each other
It is a popular idiom that means to take each day as it comes
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I like to play it by ear
excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.; conceited:
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vain
having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
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conceited
It means to end something earlier than planned
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To cut something short
already - when?
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affiramatives
yet - when?
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questions and negatives
to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry:
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weep
feel like + what next?
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I feel like + verb with an -Ing ending + something
He feels like doing something
I feel like doing something
a man who is viewed as an ideal romantic partner or potential spouse
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Mr. Right
a scandal or controversial event
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debacle
it is a device or a machine especially when it looks strange or you do not know what it is used for
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contraption
It is large, ruined remains of something
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hulk
Anything Which is large and seems threatening to you
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hulk
To - - - on someone's rights or values or to - - - them means to deliberately ignore them.
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trample
They say loggers are destroying rain forests and trampling on the rights of natives.
If someone is - - -, they are injured or killed by being stepped on by animals or by other people
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trample
Many people were trampled in the panic that followed.
If someone - - - something or - - - on it, they step heavily and carelessly on it and damage it.
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trample
They don't want people trampling the grass, pitching tents or building fires.
A - - - person is very pleased with themselves or feels that they do not need to do anything about a situation, even though the situation may be uncertain or dangerous.
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complacent
We cannot afford to be complacent about our health
You use - - - to indicate that the statement you are about to make is a consequence of what you have just said.
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hence
The trade imbalance is likely to rise again in 2007. Hence a new set of policy actions will be required soon.
You use - - - in expressions such as " several years - - - " or " six months - - - " to refer to a time in the future, especially a long time in the future.
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hence
The gases that may be warming the planet will have their main effect many years hence.
If we use the structure 'I am used to cooking for myself' this means it is normal for us.
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If we use structure 'I am getting used to cooking for myself' it means that it is becoming normal for us.
If you meet someone, you encounter them one time
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I'm meeting Bob at five o'clock
If you get to know someone, you find out more and more about them
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I'm getting to know my new girlfriend. she's so awesome.
If you know someone, you've known them for some time.
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I've known Bob since high school
deal with
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cope
speak quietly
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whisper
to learn quickly
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pick up
used to express mild disgust, disappointment, or the like)
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drat
flatter or otherwise ingratiate oneself with someone.
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butter someone up
If someone tries to - - - themselves with you, they do things to try and make you like them.
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ingratiate
Many politicians are trying to ingratiate themselves with her.
an unmarried woman who is the chief attendant of a bride.
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The maid of honour
a period of two weeks
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fortnight
If you - - - someone from doing or believing something, you persuade them not to do or believe it.
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dissuade
Doctors had tried to dissuade patients from smoking.

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