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"IT'S JUST WRONG!" ?? Gareth A. Davies explains why Benn v Eubank Jr is NOT a good idea! ??

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weird

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US / wɪəd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Odd or unusual; surprising; strange

straight

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UK / stret /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not having curves, bends, or angles
  • Not gay; heterosexual
  • honest and direct
  • adverb
  • in a line; immediately; honestly and directly

someone

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UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

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  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

probably

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  • adverb
  • That is likely to happen or be true

obviously

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is obvious/easy to see or understand

nutritional

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US / njʊ'trɪʃənl /

UK / njuˈtrɪʃənl: /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of foods) having positive effects on your health

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

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  • verb
  • To be unable to keep in check or control something
  • To decrease in value or quantity (e.g. weight)
  • To stop having certain qualities or abilities
  • To stop having or being entitled to
  • To fail to win something that is being contested
  • To be unable to find something you once had
  • To be dependent on someone (used with 'not')

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

earning

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UK / 'ɜ:nɪŋ /

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  • verb
  • To deserve something because you worked for it
  • To get money for work

connor

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should

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

sort

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  • noun
  • Group or class of similar things or people
  • verb
  • To organize things by putting them into groups
  • To deal with things in an organized way

satisfactory

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  • adjecitve
  • Good enough; acceptable

massive

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  • adjecitve
  • Very big; large; too big

authority

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UK / əˈθɔrɪti, əˈθɑr-, ɔˈθɔr-, ɔˈθɑr- /

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  • noun
  • The power to give orders to people
  • Person who is an expert on a particular topic
  • Expert knowledge on a given subject
  • The power to decide or approve things
  • a group of people who have the official power to make decisions

will

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US / wɪl /

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

pillory

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  • verb
  • To criticize harshly or violently

middleweight

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UK / ˈmɪdlˌwet /

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  • noun
  • Professional boxer of a certain weight

itself

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  • pronoun
  • Referring to it

drug

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  • noun
  • Illegal substance taken for effect on the mind
  • Chemical used as a medicine
  • verb
  • To give drugs to someone to make them sleep

diet

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  • noun
  • Plan of eating to reduce weight or improve health
  • other
  • The usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)
  • verb
  • To eat special or less food, as to lose weight

after

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  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

bus

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  • noun
  • A large road vehicle used for carrying many people
  • verb
  • To move people by coach or bus

reason

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  • noun
  • Ability to think about facts and form a judgment
  • Explanation for why something occurred or was done
  • verb
  • To think and make conclusions in a logical manner

feel

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  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

auspex

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talk

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  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

just

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

career

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  • noun
  • Particular occupation in professional life
  • verb
  • To move forward very fast and without control

abu

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myself

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  • pronoun
  • The same person who did the action mentioned
  • My regular, usual, or healthy self

face

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  • noun
  • Side or outer surface of something
  • An expression using mouth, nose, eyes etc.
  • Front part of the head where eyes, mouth etc. are
  • Characteristics you show in public
  • verb
  • To cover a surface with something like paint
  • To deal with a problem or responsibilities
  • To look toward; point in a certain direction

control

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UK / kənˈtrol /

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  • noun
  • A device designed to operate a machine
  • Participant in experiment that is left untouched
  • Act to dominate or command; make manageable
  • A law limiting the growth or spread of something
  • A place which overseas or manages e.g. a factory
  • verb
  • To direct or influence the behavior of something

well

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US / wel /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

test

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  • noun
  • A medical examination
  • Action to establish the truth or nature of
  • Examination; questions to measure knowledge
  • verb
  • To be given a medical examination
  • To try to establish the truth or nature of
  • To ask a series of questions to measure knowledge

beggar

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US / ˈbegə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Poor person who asks others for money and food

middle

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  • adjecitve
  • Equal distance from extremes
  • noun
  • Place that is halfway between two things

never

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

head

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  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

why

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  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

time

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  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

through

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A2
  • adjecitve
  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

hurdle

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  • noun
  • Small fence a person or horse jumps over in a race
  • Problem that makes it hard to achieve something
  • verb
  • To run and jump over something
  • To overcome a problem to achieve something

for

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

bairn

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  • noun
  • Child; son or daughter

situation

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  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

optic

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning vision or helping people see

negotiate

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US / nɪˈgəʊʃieɪt /

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  • verb
  • To have a formal discussion to reach an agreement
  • To manage a difficult task or path successfully

correct

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  • adjecitve
  • Being suitable and appropriate for an occasion
  • True or accurate
  • verb
  • To fix a problem
  • To write marks on a piece of work to show mistakes
  • To punish in order to improve

under

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  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

system

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  • adjecitve
  • Working in an organized, logical way
  • noun
  • Set of organized, planned ideas that work together

positive

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  • adjecitve
  • Showing agreement or support for something
  • Being sure about something; knowing the truth
  • Having the charge produced by electrons
  • Being good or useful
  • Showing that a chemical is present in a test

board

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  • noun
  • Surface for posting or showing information
  • Group of persons who direct an organization
  • Long piece of material used for riding the waves
  • Long thin piece of wood, used for building; plank
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

wholeheartedly

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  • adverb
  • Completely enthusiastically; with great agreement

morally

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  • adverb
  • According to ideas about right and wrong

backdate

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US / ˌbækˈdeɪt /

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  • verb
  • To make effective from an earlier date

know

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US / nəʊ /

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  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

could

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  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

behind

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a later or slower time than expected
  • Being in a losing position in a sporting event
  • Being in the past; old fashioned
  • adverb
  • Remaining
  • noun
  • The part of the body that one sits on
  • preposition
  • At or toward the back of someone or something
  • Supporting or helping someone

loss

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US / lɒs /

UK / lɔ:s /

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  • noun
  • Friend, family, or other loved person's death
  • Decrease or decline in quantity or amount
  • Experience or state of failing to have or keep
  • A situation when you lose a game
  • Process of failing to have or keep something
  • Difficulty or trouble caused by someone's leaving
  • Situation when more money is spent than is earned

fall

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  • noun
  • Season after summer and before winter; Autumn
  • A drop in amount; decrease
  • Dropping from a standing position to the ground
  • verb
  • To drop in amount; to decrease
  • To come down from a higher position suddenly
  • To go from standing to the ground, by accident

cheat

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  • noun
  • One who is unfaithful to their wife, partner etc.
  • One who lies or breaks rules to get what they want
  • verb
  • To be unfaithful to (your wife, boyfriend etc.)
  • To escape death or harm, through luck or skill
  • To get something by deceit; break a rule/law

substance

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  • noun
  • Essence of; most basic or central qualities
  • Particular type of material
  • Having material form; existing
  • Quality of truth, importance, or meaningfulness

last

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  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

have

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US / həv /

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

before

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  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

almost

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UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

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  • adverb
  • Only a little less than, nearly, not quite

world

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  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

group

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  • noun
  • Two or more musicians who play music together
  • Number of people or things gathered together
  • verb
  • To combine or collect objects or people together

hugely

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  • adverb
  • Greatly; extremely

dark

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a color that is not light
  • Marked by unhappiness or hopelessness
  • Having little or no light; not light in color
  • noun
  • The time of day when the sky is black

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not present
  • adverb
  • Disappear completely
  • Doing something with a lot of energy
  • Not here; far from here; in a different direction
  • To a different area, location

unilateral

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US / ˌju:nɪˈlætrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving only one group or country

innocent

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  • adjecitve
  • Free from guilt or responsibility for a crime
  • (Accidentally being harmed) without deserving it
  • Lacking experience of the world; naive
  • noun
  • Person with little experience of the world

hand

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  • noun
  • Cards given to a player in a card game
  • Piece of a clock that points to the time
  • Someone who performs physical tasks or work
  • Body part at the end of a person's arm
  • Help for someone performing a particular action
  • Condition of having power or influence
  • Member of the crew of a ship
  • verb
  • To give something to someone personally

clear

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  • adjecitve
  • Empty; without anything in it or on it
  • Being certain and without doubt
  • Being without any streaks, spots, or cracks
  • Easy to understand; well-explained; obvious
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely; through the whole of
  • Away from; free from
  • verb
  • To recover from or remove a problem
  • To get rid of the entire contents of
  • To give permission for something to happen
  • To make a place or surface empty by removing
  • To prove that someone is not guilty or to blame

brook

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US / brʊk /

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  • noun
  • Small river

license

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US / ˈlaɪsns /

UK / ˈlaɪsəns /

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  • noun
  • Freedom to do what you want or act as you want
  • verb
  • To give official permission to do something

innocence

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US / ˈɪnəsns /

UK / ˈɪnəsəns /

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  • noun
  • Lack of guilt or responsibility for a crime

with

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

process

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US / prə'ses /

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  • noun
  • Dealing with official forms in the way required
  • Set of changes that occur slowly and naturally
  • verb
  • To organize and use data in a computer
  • To deal with official forms in the way required
  • To prepare by treating something in a certain way
  • To adopt a set of actions that produce a result
  • To convert by putting something through a machine

herm

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  • other
  • A statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on top;

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

dangerous

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US / ˈdeɪndʒərəs /

UK / ˈdendʒərəs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving the chance of hurt or damage; risky

commission

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US / kə'mɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Money paid for a service, e.g. money exchanging
  • An official role or title in the military
  • Group officially put in charge of e.g. education
  • Order for a specific piece of work, usually of art
  • verb
  • To hire someone, order work to be done for payment

occasion

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US / ə'keɪʒn /

UK / əˈkeʒən /

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  • noun
  • Significant or important event or function
  • Time when something happens or takes place
  • verb
  • To make or cause something to happen; to lead to

hear

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UK / hɪr /

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  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

fantastic

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US / fænˈtæstɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Strange or unusual in design or appearance
  • Very large, fast or great
  • Hard to believe; amazing

challenge

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US / 'tʃælɪndʒ /

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  • noun
  • An activity you wish to try that may be hard to do
  • Act of formally inviting someone to compete
  • A question to determine correctness of something
  • verb
  • To formally invite someone to compete at something
  • To question the correctness of something

versus

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US / ˈvə:səs /

UK / ˈvɚsəs, -səz /

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  • preposition
  • Used to show that two things are competing

revisit

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US / ˌri:ˈvɪzɪt /

UK / riˈvɪzɪt /

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  • verb
  • To talk or think about something again
  • To visit some place or someone again

perfect

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  • adjecitve
  • So good it cannot be improved
  • verb
  • To do something so well, it cannot be done better

power

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US / 'paʊə(r) /

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A1
  • noun
  • Legal or official right to perform certain actions
  • Ability to move forcefully and quickly
  • Energy of something (e.g. electricity or fuel)
  • Mathematical way to multiply a number
  • Condition of being in political control
  • Physical force, energy, and strength
  • verb
  • To give energy to something, e.g. by electricity
  • To move something forcefully and quickly

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

kell

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

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forward

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US / 'fɔ:wəd /

UK / ˈfɔrwəd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Toward what is ahead; in front
  • Acting in a socially aggressive manner; pushy
  • adverb
  • Toward the front in place; in front
  • Toward a future time; to a more advanced state
  • verb
  • To send something to another address or person

suggest

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US / səˈdʒest /

UK / səɡˈdʒɛst, səˈdʒɛst /

A1
  • verb
  • To mention something that could be done; propose

body

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US / ˈbɒd.i /

UK / ˈbɑdi /

A1
  • noun
  • An object distinct from other objects
  • A group of people involved in an activity together
  • Main part of something
  • A person's physical self

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

A1
  • noun
  • 5th month of the year
  • other
  • Used to express a desire
  • Expresses permission, possibility or probability
  • Used to show that a thing could be true

adrian

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US / ˈeɪdrɪən /

UK / ˈeɪdriən /

A1
  • noun
  • English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; st baron of Cambridge

controversial

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US / ˌkɔntrəˈvə:ʃəl /

UK / ˌkɑntrəˈvɚʃəl, -siəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Causing a great deal of argument, or conflict

pacquiao

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gray

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US / ɡreɪ /

UK / ɡre /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Color between black and white (also spelled grey)
  • Lacking cheer or brightness
  • noun
  • Person's name

deep

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US / di:p /

UK / dip /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complex and important
  • Extreme or intense
  • Going far down from the surface
  • Low in pitch, as a sound
  • adverb
  • At a certain distance beneath the surface

accept

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US / ək'sept /

UK / ækˈsɛpt /

A1
  • verb
  • To agree to receive or take something offered
  • To admit that something is true or correct

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

abroad

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US / əˈbrɔ:d /

UK / əˈbrɔd /

A2
  • adverb
  • In or to a foreign country

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

A1
  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

stretch

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US / stretʃ /

UK / strɛtʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Making arm, leg muscles longer to ease them
  • A consecutive row of things
  • A period of time
  • verb
  • To make your arm, leg muscles long to ease them
  • To make something bigger by pulling on it

rumour

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US / ˈru:mə(r) /

UK / ˈrumɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Gossip; story told by other people often not true
  • verb
  • To gossip; to tell a story about other people

receive

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US / rɪ'si:v /

UK / rɪˈsiv /

A1
  • verb
  • To get something someone has given or sent to you
  • To allow someone to become a member (of a club)
  • To welcome someone as a guest into your home
  • To respond to (e.g. news) in a particular way

might

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US / maɪt /

UK / maɪt /

A1
  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

let

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US / let /

UK / lɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

strict

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US / strɪkt /

UK / strɪkt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Tending to enforce rules; severe
  • (Of orders) that must be obeyed

legalese

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US / ˌliːɡəˈliːz /

UK / ˌliːɡəˈliːz /

B2
  • noun
  • Obscure technical legal language

ban

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US / bæn /

UK / bæn /

B1
  • noun
  • Official action preventing something happening
  • verb
  • To make something illegal or not allowed

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

A1
  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

agreement

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US / əˈgri:mənt /

UK / əˈɡrimənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Sharing the same opinion or reach a decision

complex

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US / 'kɒmpleks /

UK / kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɑmˌplɛks /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Not being simple; having many parts or aspects
  • noun
  • Group of buildings all used for the same purpose
  • Psychological issue regarding self-image

scrutiny

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US / 'skru:tənɪ /

UK / ˈskrutni /

C1
  • noun
  • Careful examination, as to see rules are followed

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

A1
  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

east

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US / i:st /

UK / i:st /

A1
  • noun
  • Direction where the sun rises
  • Geographic area including India, China, Japan etc.

couple

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US / 'kʌpl /

UK / ˈkʌpəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Two people in a romantic relationship
  • Two of something; two people; a pair
  • verb
  • To join something to something else
  • (Two animals) to engage in sexual relations
  • To put two people or things together

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

manny

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US / ˈmæni /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • A male nanny.

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

ride

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US / raɪd /

UK / raɪd /

A1
  • noun
  • Machine at an amusement park for riding on for fun
  • Trip on a bicycle or a horse
  • verb
  • To travel in a particular vehicle as a passenger
  • To sit on and control a horse or vehicle

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

A1
  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

jump

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US / dʒʌmp /

UK / dʒʌmp /

A1
  • noun
  • Large sudden increase
  • An act of springing into the air
  • Bar or other thing that is jumped over
  • A sudden movement due to surprise
  • verb
  • To attack someone suddenly
  • To push your body into the air with your legs
  • To suddenly decide to do something
  • To make a sudden movement due to surprise

veracity

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US / və'ræsətɪ /

UK / vəˈræsɪti /

A1
  • noun
  • (Formal) truthfulness; adherence to the truth

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

A1
  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

perspective

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US / pə'spektɪv /

UK / pɚˈspɛktɪv /

B1
  • noun
  • Artistic method of creating a sense of distance
  • Ability to understand what is important in life

happen

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US / 'hæpən /

UK / ˈhæpən /

A1
  • verb
  • To take place or occur

fight

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US / faɪt /

UK / faɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • An argument or quarrel
  • Act of trying to hurt someone by hitting them
  • A struggle to do a difficult task
  • verb
  • To argue or quarrel with someone about something
  • To try to hurt someone by hitting them
  • To struggle to do a difficult task

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

sanction

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US / 'sæŋkʃn /

UK / ˈsæŋkʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Official support or approval
  • Action taken to force a country to obey laws
  • verb
  • To allow or approve something

egg

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US / eg /

UK / ɛɡ /

A2
  • noun
  • Hard-shelled thing from which a young bird is born

during

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US / ˈdjʊərɪŋ /

UK / ˈdʊrɪŋ, ˈdjʊr- /

A1
  • preposition
  • At some point in the course of an event or thing

watch

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US / wɒtʃ /

UK / wɑtʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of time someone is responsible for guarding
  • Device you wear on your wrist that shows the time
  • Official warning statement, e.g. of bad weather
  • verb
  • To keep in check, manage, or control something
  • To look at something for entertainment, e.g. TV
  • To guard a place or people; protect child, etc.
  • To look at carefully to work out what is happening
  • To protect and care for someone or something

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

inherently

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US / ɪn'herəntlɪ /

UK / ɪn'herəntlɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • As an essential part of

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

case

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US / keɪs /

UK / kes /

A1
  • noun
  • Container used to carry things, e.g. clothes
  • Set of facts about a crime
  • Set of facts about an event
  • Example or instance of something
  • verb
  • To find out about a place, as in planning to steal

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

govern

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US / ˈgʌvn /

UK / ˈgʌvərn /

B1
  • verb
  • To officially control land and make policies

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

clomiphene

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • other
  • A fertility drug (trade name Clomid) that is used to stimulate ovulation and that has been associate

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

again

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US / ə'ɡen /

UK / əˈɡɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

mainstream

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US / ˈmeɪnstri:m /

UK / ˈmenˌstrim /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
  • noun
  • Prevailing current of thought

catch

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US / kætʃ /

UK / kætʃ, kɛtʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Amount of something that has been caught
  • Trick or something trying to deceive
  • verb
  • To stop something flying and hold it
  • To stop something and not let it go, e.g. animals
  • To get sick or get a disease from someone else
  • To find someone to do something, a task
  • To get stuck on or in something
  • To be trapped so you can’t escape
  • To be able to understand what someone is saying

exoneration

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US / ɪɡˌzɒnə'reɪʃn /

UK / ɪɡˌzɒnə'reɪʃn /

C1
  • noun
  • Being relieved from blame

cause

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US / kɔ:z /

UK / kɔz /

A2
  • noun
  • Belief, goal or organization that people support
  • Reason for
  • verb
  • To make something happen; create effect or result

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

A1
  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

liability

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US / ˌlaɪəˈbɪləti /

UK / ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪti /

B1
  • noun
  • Something that is owed to someone else, e.g. debt
  • Person, thing that causes problems for someone

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

A1
  • noun
  • Section of a ship or plane used for storing things
  • Influence or power held over someone
  • Place of support for hands or feet when climbing
  • verb
  • To agree to keep something for someone
  • To have the capacity to support/contain something
  • To control an area and protect it from attack
  • To not allow someone to leave a place
  • To cause an event to happen at a place or time
  • To use hands or arms to carry or keep something
  • To have a specific quality or property
  • To keep an image, belief or feeling in your mind
  • To have or own something
  • To wait before being able to talk on the phone
  • To limit the movement of someone in a sport

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

ethically

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US / 'eθɪklɪ /

UK / 'eθɪklɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • As regards moral principles and rules of behavior

davis

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US / 'deɪvɪs /

UK / 'devɪs /

A1
  • proper noun
  • An academic and agricultural city in north central California, west of Sacramento; population 62,593

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

throw

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US / θrəʊ /

UK / θroʊ /

A1
  • noun
  • Arm movement to make a thing fly through the air
  • Loose cloth or blanket (usually over a chair)
  • Forcibly putting someone on the ground
  • verb
  • To use your arm to make something fly in the air
  • To move part of your body suddenly and forcefully
  • To confuse or upset someone
  • (E.g. judo) to forcibly put someone on the ground
  • To put something somewhere suddenly and roughly

prove

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US / pru:v /

UK / pruv /

A2
  • verb
  • To demonstrate truth by providing evidence

combat

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US / 'kɒmbæt /

UK / kəmˈbæt, ˈkɑmˌbæt /

B1
  • verb
  • To fight someone or something physically

british

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US / ˈbrɪtɪʃ /

UK / ˈbrɪtɪʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of British

red

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US / red /

UK / rɛd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the color of blood

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

A1
  • verb
  • To think or accept that something is true
  • To have a particular opinion about something

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The potential matchup between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. has been a topic of discussion in the boxing world. However, Gareth A. Davies argues that the fight is not a good idea. This fight was originally scheduled for October but fell through. Now, there are talks of the fight taking place in the Middle East, specifically in Abu Dhabi, in June or July at the middleweight category. Before hearing from Eddie Hearn, Davies expresses his concerns about the fight. He mentions that Conor Benn has not cleared his name after testing positive for clomiphene, a banned substance, on two occasions last year. While he has received some exoneration from the WBC, the British Boxing Board of Control has not cleared him. Davies criticizes the bypassing of the testing process and emphasizes the importance of a thorough drug testing system in combat sports. He questions Benn's challenge of Varder's testing and the suggestion from the WBC that the clomiphene could have come from Benn's nutrition. Ultimately, Davies concludes that it is not morally or ethically right to proceed with the fight given these circumstances. It remains to be seen if negotiations will lead to the fight happening.
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  • Myself, Addy Oladipo, the great Gareth A. Davis.
  • All right, let's get straight to this one, Gareth.
  • It looks like, after rumors about Manny Pacquiao versus Conor Benn, and maybe Adrian Broner, and maybe Kell Brook, it looks like we're gonna revisit Conor Benn versus Chris Eubank Jr. Obviously, that fell away back in October.
  • This time, they're talking about the fight going to the Middle East, and happening in June or July, at 160 pounds, no catch weight.
  • So Conor Benn will move up to middleweight to face Eubank Jr. Your first thoughts, before we hear from Eddie Herm, what's your first thoughts on this?
  • Well, Conor Benn hasn't cleared his name, and he had clomiphene, a banned substance, in his body on two occasions when he was tested last year.
  • I don't think he's cleared his name.
  • He's received an exoneration of sorts with the WBC.
  • He hasn't cleared his name with the Boxing Board of Control in the UK, who licensed him here for that fight.
  • I think they've bypassed the testing process, and I will say it, as I do every time, we love our combat sports, but they are inherently dangerous.
  • There is drug testing for a reason, and the veracity of the drug testing system, if he wants to challenge it, should be, because he's challenging Varder's testing, not accepting that his nutritional diet of a surfeit of eggs caused the clomiphene,
  • Which the WBC have suggested it could have been from.
  • It doesn't seem morally right for me to go ahead with the fight as it is, or ethically right to go ahead with this fight right now in Abu Dhabi on June the 3rd.
  • We believe, well, Eddie Hearn obviously says they're still negotiating.
  • I think they've just bypassed the whole system.
  • They've thrown the drug testing system under the bus, whether he's innocent or not, and he obviously proclaims his innocence, but they're riding roughshod over the testing system, and I don't think it's good for the sport.
  • It will be a massive fight.
  • It'll be hugely controversial.
  • We will all be there, of course, working on it, but it'll be pilloried during the event, but there will be more people watching it.
  • Yeah, no, it's a perfect way of saying this.
  • I agree wholeheartedly with you.
  • I do think that his name needs to be cleared.
  • I do think there's almost this just jumping over hurdles.
  • You need to go to the British Boxing Board of Control.
  • That needs to be sorted, and then I think we'll all put our hands up and say, okay, let's do this.
  • I think right now it just feels very weird that we're announcing fights, but yet there still is this really big, dark, gray cloud over the head of Conor Bairn and WBC and Eddie Hearn, and it almost seems like they just wanna move on from it,
  • And it feels strange.
  • And look, as you say, look, we'll all be there.
  • I'll probably be working on the event as well, and I'll do my best to work on the event, but it almost feels like why is this going on when there is this still this cloud over all the whole situation?
  • Very strange.
  • Yeah, I mean, there's a cloud over that, and there's an even bigger, higher cloud over boxing for doing it, you know, where the optics on it from a mainstream perspective lends itself to deep criticism of Eddie Hearn and Conor Bairn,
  • But also boxing, and maybe even stretching to Chris Eubank Jr. for agreeing to do it as well.
  • Someone in this group needs to take a stance.
  • Again, I go back to, if there was a world governing body for the sport, they would have said, no, you do not fight.
  • We do not license you.
  • There's a unilateral agreement between all the sanctioning bodies in the world, not the sanctioning bodies, the licensing authorities, the commissions, the boards of control in the world, where if someone has tested positive,
  • There's strict liability around it, and you at least have to do your case.
  • It's Not gonna be satisfactory if Conor Bairn fights abroad for two years, then does his hearing with the Boxing Board of Control, and he gets a retrospective ban of two years.
  • I mean, he may never fight in the UK under the auspices of the British Boxing Board of Control.
  • No, but what you're saying is fantastic here.
  • You're right.
  • He will get a backdated ban.
  • For two years, having fought abroad.
  • And by the time he's had a couple of fights abroad, he just comes back and fights in the UK. It beggars belief, really.
  • I mean, it doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
  • It's just wrong.
  • I mean, Derek Chisora put it to, I think Derek Chisora was talking about this last night at the Red Carpet, on the Red Carpet, and saying, I never cheated.
  • I don't believe people should be allowed to cheat.
  • I mean, I'm not suggesting.
  • Bairn has had it in his system.
  • He proclaims his innocence.
  • I won't say that for him.
  • He proclaims his innocence.
  • He wants to prove his innocence.
  • Prove it.
  • Go prove it in a hearing with the Boxing Board of Control under strict liability.
  • The reason why they're not is because he doesn't wanna lose two years of his career, because they probably will ban him if they don't accept the reasons that are being put forward.
  • There's a lot of legalese behind it all.
  • There's court cases.
  • He wants to take the Boxing Board of Control to court for loss of earnings.
  • It's a horribly complex situation.
  • I think they've jumped over the hurdles, and I don't think they've jumped over the hurdles.
  • I think they're going under them, you know?
  • Or maybe even just smashing through the hurdles, you know?
  • Yeah, I think that's probably the correct phrase.
  • I think they're just smashing through them and showing their might and power.