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Kendrick vs Drake beef's racial roots with Michael Eric Dyson

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tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

coach

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US / kəʊtʃ /

UK / kotʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Large, comfortable bus
  • Person who teaches others how to do (sport, job)
  • verb
  • To teach others how to do something (e.g. sport)

eye

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US / aɪ /

UK / aɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • The part of the body that you see with
  • The skill to see the good and bad parts of a thing
  • Hole at the end of a needle
  • verb
  • To watch or study something closely

style

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US / staɪl /

UK / staɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • The (tasteful) way something is designed or done
  • verb
  • To shape or design something in a certain way

quintuple

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US / ˈkwɪntjʊpl /

UK / 'kwɪntjʊpl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having five units or components

rapper

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US / ˈræpə(r) /

UK / ˈræpɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Singer who performs rap music

expand

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US / ɪk'spænd /

UK / ɪkˈspænd /

A2
  • verb
  • To make something larger in size, number, amount

powder

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US / 'paʊdə(r) /

UK / ˈpaʊdɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Dry material made up of small powder-like pieces
  • Dry and light form of snow
  • verb
  • To apply a dust onto the body or face

impact

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US / 'ɪmpækt /

UK / ˈɪmˌpækt /

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  • noun
  • A striking effect or result to hit with force
  • Very strong influence
  • Act or force of one thing hitting something else
  • verb
  • To hit or strike someone or something with force

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

michael

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US / ˈmaɪk(ə)l /

UK / ˈmaɪkəl /

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bill

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US / bɪl /

UK / bɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Plan for a new law being discussed by a government
  • Sign or poster advertising something
  • Paper money; a bank note
  • Piece of paper showing what you have to pay
  • Hard, often pointed part of a bird's mouth
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To request payment by handing over an invoice

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

UK / ˈdɪfrənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

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

diversity

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US / daɪ'vɜ:sətɪ /

UK / dɪˈvə:sɪti, daɪ- /

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  • noun
  • Having a range of different races, ideas etc.

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

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

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

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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  • 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

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

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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

prolific

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US / prəˈlɪfɪk /

UK / prəˈlɪfɪk /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Producing something in large quantities

mix

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US / mɪks /

UK / mɪks /

A2
  • noun
  • A combination of more than two things
  • verb
  • To combine two or more things to make one
  • To meet and get along with others, e.g. at a party

attract

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US / ə'trækt /

UK / əˈtrækt /

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  • verb
  • To make something move closer using magnetic force
  • To make someone notice and become interested in

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

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  • 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

like

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US / laɪk /

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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

catch

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US / kætʃ /

UK / kætʃ, kɛtʃ /

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  • 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

argue

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US / ˈɑ:gju: /

UK / ˈɑ:rgju: /

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  • verb
  • To fight or disagree over something
  • To state your reasons for or against an idea

distort

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US / dɪ'stɔ:t /

UK / dɪˈstɔrt /

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  • verb
  • To change the shape, appearance, or sound
  • To exaggerate the truth or fact, e.g. to deceive

barack

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • A type of apricot brandy made in Hungary; a drink of this.

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

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  • 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)

brilliantly

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US / 'brɪlɪəntlɪ /

UK / ˈbrɪljəntlɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a very skilled, intelligent or good way

education

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US / ˌedʒuˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɛdʒəˈkeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Academic field studying the practice of teaching
  • Process of giving or receiving teaching

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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  • 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’

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belong to oneself
  • determiner
  • Yours, his, hers, etc.; not belonging to another
  • pronoun
  • (Something) belong to myself
  • verb
  • To have something as your property

sit

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US / sɪt /

UK / sɪt /

A1
  • verb
  • To take an exam
  • To be in a resting position on a chair
  • To provide seating for people
  • To remain in a still position while being painted

dismiss

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US / dɪsˈmɪs /

UK / dɪsˈmɪs /

A2
  • verb
  • To consider that something is at an end
  • To end someone's employment; fire someone
  • To not to think about something seriously

lyricist

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US / ˈlɪrɪsɪst /

UK / ˈlɪrɪsɪst /

B2
  • noun
  • Person who writes the words for songs

sense

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US / sens /

UK / sɛns /

A1
  • noun
  • Certain mental feeling or emotion
  • Normal or clear state of mind
  • Meaning of a particular word, phrase or text
  • verb
  • To perceive using sight, sound, taste touch etc.
  • To recognize the presence of something

cultivator

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US / ˈkʌltɪveɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌltəˌvetɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who prepares land for planting

historical

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US / /

UK / /

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  • adjecitve
  • Connected with the past

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

understand

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US / ˌʌndə'stænd /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈstænd /

A1
  • verb
  • To know the meaning of language, what someone says

piss

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US / pɪs /

UK / pɪs /

A1
  • verb
  • To be angry

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

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  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

A1
  • verb
  • To cope with something - usually troubles
  • To give (something bad e.g. news) to
  • To buy and sell illegal drugs
  • To give out (cards, etc.) to; distribute
  • To do business with someone or to sell products

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

somebody

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US / 'sʌmbədɪ /

UK / ˈsʌmˌbɑdi, -ˌbʌdi, -bədi /

A1
  • noun
  • Important well-respected person
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

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  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

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  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

clarence

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US / 'klærəns /

UK / 'klærəns /

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  • other
  • A closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

opportunity

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US / ˌɒpə'tju:nətɪ /

UK / ˌɑpɚˈtunɪti, -ˈtju- /

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  • noun
  • Time, situation when a thing might be done; chance

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

desiree

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US / ˈdɛsaɪri /

UK / /

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  • noun
  • A potato of a pink-skinned variety with yellow waxy flesh.

moral

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US / ˈmɒrəl /

UK / ˈmɔrəl, ˈmɑr- /

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  • adjecitve
  • In a way considered proper and good by most people
  • noun
  • In a way considered proper and good by most people
  • Lesson learned from a story or experience

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

bro

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US / brəʊ /

UK / broʊ /

B2
  • noun
  • Shortened form of 'brother'

excellence

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US / ˈeksələns /

UK / ˈɛksələns /

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  • noun
  • Extremely high quality

jewish

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US / ˈdʒu:ɪʃ /

UK / ˈdʒuɪʃ /

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  • adjecitve

brilliant

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US / 'brɪlɪənt /

UK / ˈbrɪljənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a great amount of intelligence or talent
  • Being very bright, like a diamond; shining

brother

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US / ˈbrʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈbrʌðɚ /

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  • noun
  • A boy or man who shares a parent with you

fora

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US / 'fɔ:rə /

UK / 'foʊrə /

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  • noun
  • A public gathering held for buying and selling goods or services

crazy

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US / 'kreɪzɪ /

UK / ˈkrezi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Mentally ill; mad
  • Not being sensible or practical
  • Really like someone or something very much
  • noun
  • Person acting in a manner that is strange and odd

contest

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US / 'kɒntest /

UK / ˈkɑnˌtɛst /

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  • noun
  • Struggle or competition between rivals
  • verb
  • To struggle or compete against other people
  • To not accept an official or legal judgment

insight

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US / 'ɪnsaɪt /

UK / ˈɪnˌsaɪt /

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  • noun
  • Power to understand people and things very well
  • Very good understanding of something

record

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US / 'rekɔ:d /

UK / ˈrekərd /

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  • noun
  • Highest or most extreme level achieved
  • Round plastic disc on which music has been stored
  • History of a person's past actions or achievements
  • verb
  • To indicate a temperature, speed, etc.; register
  • To write down or say what happened
  • To put music, sounds onto a device to store it

powerful

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US / ˈpauəful /

UK / ˈpaʊəfəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having control or influence over
  • Having a lot of physical force, energy, strength

please

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US / pli:z /

UK / pliz /

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  • adverb
  • Used when you politely ask people for things
  • verb
  • To entertain someone, by dancing, singing etc.
  • To make someone happy by doing something

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

blackness

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US / 'blæknəs /

UK / 'blæknəs /

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  • noun
  • Darkness

wire

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US / 'waɪə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Thin, flexible thread of metal
  • Thin string of metal used to carry electricity
  • Act of sending a message by telegraph
  • verb
  • To connect two or more things together with cable
  • To send money to someone electronically
  • To send or send word to by telegraph

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

schedule

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US / ˈʃedju:l /

UK / ˈskedʒu:l /

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  • noun
  • A list of events and their times
  • A plan to do something at a certain time
  • verb
  • To plan to do something at a certain time

articulate

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US / ɑ:ˈtɪkjuleɪt /

UK / ɑ:rˈtɪkjuleɪt /

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  • verb
  • To express something clearly using language

graham

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US / 'greɪəm /

UK / 'greɪəm /

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  • adjective
  • Denoting or made from wholewheat flour that has not been sifted.

content

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US / 'kɒntent /

UK / ˈkɑnˌtɛnt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being happy or satisfied
  • noun
  • Information in something, e.g. book or computer

embrace

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US / ɪm'breɪs /

UK / ɛmˈbres /

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  • noun
  • Act of holding someone closely
  • verb
  • To hold closely; cuddle, kiss or hug

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

piece

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US / pi:s /

UK / pis /

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  • noun
  • A counter in a board game
  • Small part of something larger
  • verb
  • To put items together to assemble something

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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  • 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

intellectual

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US / ˌɪntəˈlektʃuəl /

UK / ˌɪntlˈɛktʃuəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • connected with or using a person’s ability to think in a logical way and understand things
  • other
  • a person who is well educated and enjoys activities in which they have to think seriously about thin

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

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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)

question

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US / 'kwestʃən /

UK / ˈkwɛstʃən /

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  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

song

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US / sɒŋ /

UK / sɔ:ŋ /

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  • noun
  • Distinctive series of sounds made by a bird
  • Music with words that are sung to it
  • Art or tradition of singing

punish

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US / 'pʌnɪʃ /

UK / ˈpʌnɪʃ /

A2
  • verb
  • To make someone suffer for doing something wrong
  • To treat something or someone roughly

fact

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US / fækt /

UK / fækt /

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  • noun
  • Something that is known or proved to be true

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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

nation

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US / 'neɪʃn /

UK / ˈneʃən /

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  • noun
  • Area or region controlled by a government and army

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

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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

mass

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US / mæs /

UK / mæs /

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  • noun
  • Religious ceremony in some Christian churches
  • Large amount or number of something
  • Main or largest part of something
  • Large number of people considered as a whole
  • Amount of matter that an object has
  • verb
  • To gather people or things into a large group

entitle

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US / ɪnˈtaɪtl /

UK / ɛnˈtaɪtl /

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  • verb
  • To make you eligible to hold a title
  • To give a right (of getting benefits) to someone

limit

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US / 'lɪmɪt /

UK / ˈlɪmɪt /

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  • noun
  • Point beyond which it is not possible to go
  • verb
  • To stop or prevent an increase past a point

fallback

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US / ˈfɔ:lbæk /

UK / ˈfɔlˌbæk /

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  • other

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • 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

difference

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US / 'dɪfrəns /

UK / ˈdɪfərəns, ˈdɪfrəns /

A1
  • noun
  • A thing or issue that people do not agree about
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

A1
  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

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

music

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US / 'mju:zɪk /

UK / ˈmjuzɪk /

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  • noun
  • Sounds that are sung or played to give pleasure
  • Academic study of rhythms and sounds
  • Written symbols that represent musical sounds

black

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US / blæk /

UK / blæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Color of the sky on a dark night
  • noun
  • A person with dark skin, often of African origin
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To fill in something to make it a very dark color

check

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US / tʃek /

UK / tʃɛk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Decorated with squares made up of lines
  • noun
  • Paper showing how much you owe at a restaurant
  • Printed piece of paper you sign to pay for things
  • A mark on a form, equivalent to 'yes'; tick
  • Mark used to show that something is correct
  • Procedure to prevent errors or control something
  • verb
  • To confirm the details of something are correct
  • To leave your things with staff who look after it
  • To examine something to see if something is wrong
  • To examine in order to prevent errors/a problem

positive

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US / ˈpɒzətɪv /

UK / ˈpɑzɪtɪv /

A2
  • 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

soon

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US / su:n /

UK / sun /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time not long from now

special

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US / 'speʃl /

UK / ˈspɛʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being additional or extra
  • Different, better or greater than normal
  • noun
  • Heavily discounted sales item

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • 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

light

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US / laɪt /

UK / laɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being bright making it easy to see; not dark
  • Being pale and lacking darkness of color
  • Not heavy; weighing only a little
  • adverb
  • Carrying few bags when traveling
  • noun
  • A source of energy that makes a room or area bright
  • Way in which something or someone is understood
  • verb
  • To cause something to burn; put a burning match to
  • To provide a way to see ahead

obama

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US / kəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃn /

UK / koˌɑpəˈreʃən /

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subject

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US / 'sʌbdʒɪkt /

UK / ˈsʌbdʒekt /

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  • noun
  • Citizen of an area or country
  • The person or thing that does the action of a verb
  • People who take part in experiments or tests
  • An area of study at school, e.g. math, history
  • What a book, article etc. is about; theme
  • verb
  • To cause to suffer or experience something

issue

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US / 'ɪʃu: /

UK / ˈɪʃu /

A2
  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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

stephen

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US / 'sti:vən /

UK / 'sti:vən /

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  • proper noun
  • (c.1097–1154), grandson of William the Conqueror; king of England 1135–54. He seized the throne from

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

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

charlemagne

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US / ˈʃɑ:ləˈmein /

UK / ˈʃɑrləˌmen /

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  • proper noun
  • (742–814), king of the Franks 768–814 and Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles I) 800–814; Latin name Caro

fifteen

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US / ˌfɪfˈti:n /

UK / fɪfˈtin /

A1
  • number
  • 15

madness

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US / ˈmædnəs /

UK / ˈmædnɪs /

A2
  • noun
  • Obsolete term for legal insanity

bar

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US / bɑ:(r) /

UK / bɑ:r /

A2
  • noun
  • Piece of (soap, chocolate etc.)
  • Professional organization of lawyers and judges
  • String of musical notes
  • Place to meet friends and buy alcoholic drinks
  • Long solid round piece of metal shaped like a pipe
  • verb
  • To prevent entry, exit or an action

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

horizon

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US / həˈraɪzn /

UK / həˈraɪzn /

B1
  • noun
  • Line where the earth or sea meets the sky
  • Limits of someone's experience or understanding

geography

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US / dʒiˈɒgrəfi /

UK / dʒiˈɑ:grəfi /

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  • noun
  • Study of the earth and its natural features

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

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  • 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

drake

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US / dreɪk /

UK / drek /

B2
  • noun
  • Male duck

hip

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US / hɪp /

UK / hɪp /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being stylish and popular
  • noun
  • The upper part of Leg

mayonnaise

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US / ˌmeɪəˈneɪz /

UK / ˈmeɪəneɪz /

B2
  • noun
  • Creamy, thick savory dressing for food

philadelphia

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US / ˌfɪlə'delfjə /

UK / ˌfɪlə'delfjə /

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  • proper noun
  • A city in Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River; population 1,447,395 (est. 2008). Established as a Qu

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

estimation

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US / ˌestɪˈmeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɛstəˈmeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Judgment; opinion; guess at the value of

culture

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US / 'kʌltʃə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌltʃɚ /

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  • noun
  • Beliefs and customs of a particular group

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

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  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

policy

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US / 'pɒləsɪ /

UK / ˈpɑlɪsi /

A2
  • noun
  • Document stating terms of an insurance agreement
  • Course of action proposed by an organization, etc.

slash

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US / slæʃ /

UK / slæʃ /

B2
  • noun
  • Line ( / ) used in writing
  • Long, deep cut, caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To cut violently with a sharp object
  • To decrease something by a large amount

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

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  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

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  • 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

guy

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US / ɡaɪ /

UK / ɡaɪ /

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  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

skin

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US / skɪn /

UK / skɪn /

A2
  • noun
  • Outer covering of an animal used for leather; hide
  • Outer covering of a fruit or vegetable
  • Outer layer of an animal or human
  • Outer part of an object, such as a plane
  • verb
  • To defeat someone easily and completely
  • To hurt yourself, accidentally cutting yourself
  • To remove the outer covering from an animal

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

front

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US / frʌnt /

UK / frʌnt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Opposite of back; the forward part of an object
  • noun
  • Behavior not showing a person's true feelings
  • Area where fighting in a war is happening
  • Place where air of different temperatures meets
  • verb
  • To have the forward part facing something
  • To lead a group of people, usually a band

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

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  • 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

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

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

A1
  • adverb
  • Very; extremely
  • Greatest possible degree
  • pronoun
  • Nearly all of something

call

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US / kɔ:l /

UK / kɔl /

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  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

caribbean

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US / ˌkærɪˈbi:ən /

UK / ˌkærəˈbiən, kəˈrɪbiən /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Caribbean

battle

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US / 'bætl /

UK / ˈbætl /

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  • noun
  • Military fight between armies
  • Working hard to stop something; struggle
  • verb
  • To fight or struggle against someone or something
  • To work hard to stop something; struggle

brilliance

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US / 'brɪlɪəns /

UK / ˈbrɪljəns /

B2
  • noun
  • Great amount of skill or intelligence
  • The (great amount of) brightness of something

jay

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US / dʒeɪ /

UK / dʒe /

B1
  • noun
  • Bird with a blue and white pattern on the wing

candace

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US / ˈkændəs /

UK / /

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from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

remark

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US / rɪˈmɑ:k /

UK / rɪˈmɑ:rk /

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  • noun
  • Something you say as a reaction to something
  • Brief formal speech or introduction
  • verb
  • To comment on something that you observe

artistically

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US / ɑ:'tɪstɪklɪ /

UK / ɑ:'tɪstɪklɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In an artistic manner; pleasing to the eye

dyson

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US / dɪs'fʌŋkʃn /

UK / dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən /

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club

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US / klʌb /

UK / klʌb /

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  • noun
  • Group of people who share an interest, as in sport
  • Place where people go to listen to music and dance
  • Long stick used for hitting things, as in golf
  • verb
  • To be grouped with others
  • To hit hard with a thick and heavy stick, weapon

ultimate

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US / ˈʌltɪmət /

UK / ˈʌltəmɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Basic; original; most significant
  • Being the greatest example of something
  • Happening or coming at the end of process; final

write

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

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  • verb
  • To compose letters and words on paper or a screen
  • To invent or create a computer program
  • To create a song or piece of music

splendour

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US / ˈsplendə(r) /

UK / ˈsplɛndɚ /

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  • other

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

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  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

rhetorician

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US / ˌretəˈrɪʃn /

UK / ˌretəˈrɪʃn /

A1
  • noun
  • An expert in formal rhetoric.

skill

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US / skɪl /

UK / skɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Ability to do something well

balance

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US / ˈbæləns /

UK / ˈbæləns /

A2
  • noun
  • Instrument for weighing things
  • Being stable; having equal weight on both sides
  • Money remaining after paying costs
  • verb
  • To be steady by having equal weight on both sides
  • To make two or more things equal

himself

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US / hɪmˈself /

UK / hɪmˈsɛlf /

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  • pronoun
  • The same (male) person who did the action

sell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To exchange something for money
  • To persuade people to do, like or agree

latino

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US / læ'ti:nəʊ /

UK / læ'ti:noʊ /

C2
  • noun
  • Person with a Spanish-speaking background

negro

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US / ˈniːɡrəʊ /

UK / ˈniːɡroʊ /

B2
  • noun
  • Offensive; do not use a Black person

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

beautiful

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US / 'bju:tɪfl /

UK / ˈbjutəfəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having dome something well
  • Being very attractive or appealing physically

race

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US / reɪs /

UK / res /

A2
  • noun
  • Speed contest between people, animals or vehicles
  • People who share physical features or culture
  • verb
  • To take part in a running or swimming competition
  • To move or go at a very fast pace
  • To take someone, something to a place very quickly

lamar

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US / ə'wɔ:d /

UK / əˈwɔrd /

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owens

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US / ˈəʊɪnz /

UK / ˈoʊənz /

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publish

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US / 'pʌblɪʃ /

UK / ˈpʌblɪʃ /

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  • verb
  • To prepare and make available a book magazine etc.
  • To release information to the general public

white

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US / waɪt /

UK / hwaɪt, waɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belonging to a race of people with light skin
  • Of the color of fresh snow and milk
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Lightest color; The color of fresh snow.

proxy

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US / 'prɒksɪ /

UK / ˈprɑksi /

B2
  • noun
  • Person authorized to act for another

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

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  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

position

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US / pəˈzɪʃn /

UK / pəˈzɪʃən /

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  • noun
  • Person's opinion or attitude about something
  • Specific location where someone or something is
  • Where you play or your role on a sports team
  • Person's job or status level
  • Set of conditions affecting what you can (not) do
  • verb
  • To put in a particular location or direction

allude

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US / əˈlu:d /

UK / əˈlud /

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  • verb
  • To refer to without mentioning it directly

debate

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US / dɪ'beɪt /

UK / dɪˈbet /

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  • noun
  • General public discussion of a topic
  • A formal event where two sides discuss a topic
  • verb
  • To consider options before making a decision
  • To take part in a formal discussion

pernicious

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US / pəˈnɪʃəs /

UK / pərˈnɪʃəs /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Causing great harm/damage, but not easily noticed

folk

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US / fəʊk /

UK / fok /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of ordinary people) not sophisticated
  • noun
  • Ordinary common people

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

exclusive

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US / ɪk'sklu:sɪv /

UK / ɪkˈsklusɪv /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being available only to people with a lot of money
  • Available to only a particular person, group

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

A1
  • 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

aubrey

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US / ˈɔːbri /

UK / ˈɔːbri /

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yes

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US / jes /

UK / jɛs /

A1
  • adverb
  • Way to say you agree or will do something

celebrate

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US / 'selɪbreɪt /

UK / ˈsɛləˌbret /

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  • verb
  • To observe an event or occasion, e.g. a birthday
  • To lead or participate in a religious ceremony
  • To express praise or thanks for something

bright

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US / braɪt /

UK / braɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Cheerful and happy (manner)
  • (Of color) light and easy to see; vivid
  • Producing a lot of light
  • Smart; intelligent; clever

identity

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US / aɪ'dentətɪ /

UK / aɪˈdɛntɪti /

B1
  • noun
  • Collection of qualities that makes a person

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

rap

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US / ræp /

UK / ræp /

B1
  • noun
  • Music with a strong beat and spoken lyrics
  • verb
  • To hit sharply or repeatedly with something

minority

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US / maɪ'nɒrətɪ /

UK / məˈnɔrɪti, -ˈnɑr-, maɪ- /

B1
  • noun
  • Group that is smaller and different from the rest
  • Part that is less than half the whole; small part

african

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US / ˈæfrɪkən /

UK / ˈæfrɪkən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Africa
  • noun
  • Person from Africa

racial

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US / ˈreɪʃl /

UK / ˈreʃəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Of or relating to race

rhetorical

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US / rɪˈtɒrɪkl /

UK / rɪˈtɔrɪkəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Of public speaking or writing techniques
  • (Question) that is not intended to be answered

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

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  • 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

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

fake

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US / feɪk /

UK / fek /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Not real; made to look like something real
  • noun
  • A copy of something made to trick people
  • verb
  • To make move in sports to trick a player
  • To try to trick or deceive someone

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

oppose

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US / əˈpəʊz /

UK / əˈpoʊz /

A2
  • verb
  • To fight against someone in a contest or game

unleash

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US / ʌnˈli:ʃ /

UK / ʌnˈliʃ /

B1
  • verb
  • To release or let an animal go

miss

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US / mɪs /

UK / mɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • Action of not hitting something or someone
  • Form of address to unmarried girl or woman
  • verb
  • To be absent
  • To fail to hit something e.g. a ball
  • To do without something
  • To fail to see or sense something
  • To fail to understand someone's message
  • To be too late to ride on something e.g. train
  • To feel you want to see someone who is not there

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

UK / bɪˈtwin /

A1
  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

elite

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US / iˈliːt /

UK / iˈliːt /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Belonging to the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society
  • noun
  • The richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society

drill

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US / drɪl /

UK / drɪl /

B1
  • noun
  • A machine that makes holes with a metal bit
  • Exercise done to learn military skills
  • Disciplined practice, as of soldiers marching
  • verb
  • To make a deep hole to find oil, gas etc.
  • To put a hole in something by using a boring tool
  • To train in something through repetition

thomas

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US / 'tɒməs /

UK / 'tɑməs /

A1
  • other
  • A radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast

suspicion

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US / sə'spɪʃn /

UK / səˈspɪʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Feeling that something or something is doubtful
  • Feeling that someone could be guilty of something
  • A tiny amount of something

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

attention

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US / əˈtenʃn /

UK / əˈtɛnʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Taking notice of someone or something
  • (Soldiers) Standing with straight backs

legitimately

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US / lɪ'dʒɪtɪmətlɪ /

UK / lɪ'dʒɪtɪmətlɪ /

B2
  • adverb
  • In a lawfully recognized manner

act

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US / ækt /

UK / ækt /

A1
  • noun
  • What someone did; action; behavior
  • A law or rule passed by a government we must obey
  • One of the parts that a stage play is divided into
  • verb
  • To behave in a certain way
  • To perform on a stage or in a movie

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

A1
  • noun
  • Money you receive from your job, work, etc.
  • verb
  • To give money for goods or work done
  • To give (attention, respect, etc.) to
  • To be punished or suffer for something you did
  • To make (a visit) to a person or place

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

kendrick

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thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

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

bounce

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US / baʊns /

UK / baʊns /

B1
  • noun
  • A person's energy or confidence
  • Quality causing a person's hair to appear healthy
  • verb
  • To move around energetically, playfully
  • To forcibly remove a person from a bar, nightclub
  • (Of check) to be rejected due to inadequate funds
  • To strike a surface and rapidly change direction
  • To move energetically in an up and down motion

article

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US / 'ɑ:tɪkl /

UK / ˈɑrtɪkəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Word such as 'a', 'an', or 'the' used before nouns
  • Piece of writing about a particular subject
  • Piece of something, e.g. clothing
  • Section of a business contract or law

self

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US / self /

UK / sɛlf /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's own interests or desires
  • Person that someone really is
  • Particular aspect of someone's personality
  • Person, usually someone already been mentioned

interview

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US / 'ɪntəvju: /

UK / ˈɪntɚˌvju /

A2
  • noun
  • Meeting to ask questions to get information
  • verb
  • To formally ask questions about a given topic

evoke

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US / ɪ'vəʊk /

UK / ɪˈvok /

B1
  • verb
  • To bring forth a certain feeling or memory

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

ilk

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US / ɪlk /

UK / ɪlk /

A1
  • noun
  • Type of person/thing like that already mentioned

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

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

idris

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have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • 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

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

A1
  • 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

eric

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UK / /

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his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

busy

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US / 'bɪzɪ /

UK / ˈbɪzi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Working hard doing something; full of activity
  • verb
  • To actively be occupied with doing something

scene

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US / si:n /

UK / sin /

A2
  • noun
  • Incident where someone behaves angrily, badly
  • View that looks like a picture
  • Place where something particular happened
  • Part of an act in a play

tyson

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US / ˈtaɪsən /

UK / /

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negative

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US / 'neɡətɪv /

UK / ˈnɛɡətɪv /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being harmful, unwanted or unhelpful
  • In mathematics, being less than zero
  • Focusing on the bad aspects; pessimistic
  • noun
  • The opposite to a positive electrical charge
  • In grammar, containing words such as 'no' or 'not'
  • Reply to a question or statement that means 'no'
  • Image on camera film used to make a photo

vulture

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US / ˈvʌltʃə(r) /

UK / ˈvʌltʃɚ /

B2
  • noun
  • Bird of prey that finds dying/dead people, etc.

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

smith

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US / smɪθ /

UK / smɪθ /

A1
  • noun
  • Someone who works hot metal to make things
  • Someone who works hot metal by hammering it
  • other
  • Religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in
  • Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in )
  • Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade
  • Someone who works at something specified

public

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US / 'pʌblɪk /

UK / ˈpʌblɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Owned by the government
  • Concerning society in general
  • Being available or accessible to people in general
  • Known or able to be known by all people

problem

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US / ˈprɒbləm /

UK / ˈprɑbləm /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Causing trouble
  • noun
  • Something difficult to deal with or causes trouble
  • Question to show understanding of a math concept

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people who share a common idea or area

breakfast

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US / ˈbrekfəst /

UK / ˈbrɛkfəst /

A2
  • noun
  • First meal of the day
  • verb
  • To have the first meal of the day

almost

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US / 'ɔ:lməʊst /

UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

A1
  • adverb
  • Only a little less than, nearly, not quite

dark

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US / dɑ:k /

UK / dɑrk /

A1
  • 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

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

A1
  • noun
  • Increase in a bet above another when playing cards
  • Pay increase
  • verb
  • To increase a bet above another when playing cards
  • To gather donations for a cause or charity
  • To bring up and educate a child to maturity
  • To bring a dead person to life
  • To increase a quantity, size, intensity or price
  • To lift (e.g. your hand) to a higher position
  • To mention a topic /issue for discussion; bring up
  • To increase (salary, etc.)
  • To grow or care for plants or animals

moment

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US / 'məʊmənt /

UK / 'moʊmənt /

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  • noun
  • Very short or brief period of time
  • A particular period in time

anytime

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US / 'enɪˌtaɪm /

UK / ˈɛniˌtaɪm /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time you choose, it's not important when

canada

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US / 'kænədə /

UK / ˈkænədə /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A country in northern North America, the second largest country in the world; population 35,900,000

full

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US / fʊl /

UK / fʊl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Containing all the parts; complete
  • Containing or holding as much as possible
  • Having had enough food
  • adverb
  • In a direct manner; completely

cinco

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US / ˈsɪŋkoʊ /

UK / /

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gaza

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US / 'ɪzreɪl /

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hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • 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

dei

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US / ˈdeɪɪ /

UK / /

A1
  • other

hand

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US / hænd /

UK / hænd /

A1
  • 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

relation

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US / rɪˈleɪʃn /

UK / rɪˈleɪʃn /

A2
  • noun
  • Connection between two or more things
  • A member of your family
  • Way in which two or more things are connected

metric

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US / ˈmetrɪk /

UK / ˈmɛtrɪk /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Based on the meter as a standard of measurement

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

A1
  • 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

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

A1
  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

challenge

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US / 'tʃælɪndʒ /

UK / ˈtʃæləndʒ /

A2
  • 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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

A1
  • 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

message

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US / 'mesɪdʒ /

UK / ˈmɛsɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Main idea or theme in a story, book, or film
  • Piece of information that is told/given to someone
  • verb
  • To communicate using text

nationality

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US / ˌnæʃəˈnæləti /

UK / ˌnæʃə'næləti /

B1
  • noun
  • Being a citizen of country you live, were born in

program

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US / 'prəʊɡræm /

UK / ˈproˌɡræm, -ɡrəm /

A1
  • noun
  • Small book of events in a play, concert or movie
  • A plan or schedule of events
  • Series of classes at a college or university
  • A computer application
  • TV show
  • verb
  • To make someone act or think in a certain way
  • To write computer code for a piece of software

power

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US / 'paʊə(r) /

UK / ˈpaʊɚ /

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

juan

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US / ˈdʒu:ən /

UK / ˈdʒʊən /

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maher

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citizen

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US / 'sɪtɪzn /

UK / ˈsɪtɪzən /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who belongs to and has rights in a country

tremendous

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US / trəˈmendəs /

UK / trɪˈmɛndəs /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Very good or very impressive

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

A1
  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

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

dear

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US / dɪə(r) /

UK / dɪr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Loved or valued very much
  • Expensive

run

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US / rʌn /

UK / rʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
  • Series of similar things or successes and failures
  • Act of running; exercise of running
  • verb
  • To depart or travel according to a schedule
  • To cause an animal to move in a certain direction
  • (Of an engine) to be operating
  • To start or use a computer program
  • To flow in a certain direction, like a liquid
  • To manage or operate a business
  • To operate or drive something
  • (Of a road) to go from one place to another
  • To move your legs faster than walking

entire

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US / ɪn'taɪə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈtaɪr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; with no part left out; whole

term

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US / tɜ:m /

UK / tɚm /

A1
  • noun
  • Conditions applying to an agreement, contract
  • Length of time something is expected to happen
  • Fixed period of weeks for learning at school
  • The (precise) name given to something
  • verb
  • To call; give a name to

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

A1
  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

outside

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US / ˌaʊtˈsaɪd /

UK / aʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd /

A2
  • adverb
  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing
  • noun
  • Area around or near something, such as a building
  • preposition
  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing

kind

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US / kaɪnd /

UK / kaɪnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In a caring and helpful manner
  • friendly and considerate
  • noun
  • One type of thing

underestimate

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US / ˌʌndər'estɪmeɪt /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈɛstəmet /

B2
  • verb
  • To make too low a guess of something's size, value

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

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

man

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US / mæn /

UK / mæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

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

judge

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US / dʒʌdʒ /

UK / dʒʌdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who decides on the results of a contest
  • Person who has the power to make a decision
  • verb
  • To reach a decision about who won a contest
  • To form an opinion after careful consideration
  • To make a decision in court

fiasco

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US / fɪ'æskəʊ /

UK / fiˈæsko, -ˈɑsko /

C1
  • noun
  • An event that goes wrong in an embarrassing way

spanish

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US / ˈspænɪʃ /

UK / ˈspænɪʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Spain

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

woman

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US / ˈwʊmən /

UK / ˈwʊmən /

A1
  • noun
  • Adult female human being

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

versus

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US / ˈvə:səs /

UK / ˈvɚsəs, -səz /

A2
  • preposition
  • Used to show that two things are competing

perez

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fair

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US / feə(r) /

UK / fɛr /

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  • adjecitve
  • Neither very good nor very bad; average
  • (Of skin) light colored; not dark
  • Quite good; quite a lot
  • Treating all people the same way
  • (Of hair) light colored; blonde
  • (Of weather) sunny; not raining
  • noun
  • Event for companies to show their products
  • Event to sell things to help a charity

half

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US / hɑ:f /

UK / hæf, hɑf /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not complete
  • adverb
  • Partly; somewhat
  • noun
  • One of two equal periods of game time in a sport
  • The part you get when one is divided into two;

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

rock

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US / rɒk /

UK / rɑk /

A1
  • noun
  • Type of popular music with a strong, loud beat
  • Strong, tough person who can be relied upon
  • Big stone; hard, solid substance forming mountains
  • verb
  • To be greatly upset by something, e.g. a death
  • To be extremely effective or pleasing
  • To play, sing along with, or dance to heavy music
  • To move back and forth or from side to side

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

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

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  • But as we sit here and talk about race, my last question to you would be race relations of a different ilk.
  • And that is alluding to a beautiful article that you wrote in the Philadelphia Citizen that I have right in front of me.
  • If you're looking for it, go to thephiladelphiacitizen.org to find this article entitled, Why Kendrick?
  • versus Drake, as in Kendrick Lamar versus the one and only Drake, is a proxy war.
  • The rap battle everyone is talking about is really about race, identity, black slash Jewish relations in this American moment.
  • A citizen exclusive from a best selling author, an elite public intellectual.
  • That man would be the one I'm talking to right now.
  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, what incited you to write this article that was published May the the you can catch it now?
  • And what message did you want to get out there and disseminate to the masses?
  • See, I'm glad I'm talking to the great Stephen A. Smith because in other fora, you know, I've had to hold my powder and be more balanced and so on.
  • I'm pissed that Drake gets dismissed
  • Off the scene, when he been Drake for fifteen years, and you act like you didn't know that.
  • Now he's not really black.
  • Oh, he was black when he was, he's recorded more songs with Jay Z than most of these rappers.
  • Last time I checked, Jay Z is real.
  • He ain't fake.
  • Challenging his racial identity, saying he's a culture vulture when he's an African, when he's a black man.
  • He's from Canada.
  • He ain't real.
  • Idris Elba is from the UK.
  • People still love him on the wire.
  • So why is it that being outside of our geography, outside of our nationality raises suspicions about Drake?
  • Now, you can judge the, you can debate the war between Kendrick and Drake in terms of, you know, the quintuple, you know, entendres that Kendrick Lamar unleashes.
  • Kendrick Lamar is a brilliant rapper and a formidable foe, but so is Drake.
  • And what he's done to expand the horizon
  • of hip hop is underestimated, even artistically, I'm saying.
  • People, well, he goes into one style, and he does that, and he goes over to UK Drill, and he does that.
  • He goes over to Bounce Music, he does that.
  • He goes to the Caribbean, he does this.
  • Why are you looking at a positive as a negative?
  • Cinco de Mayo just passed.
  • They had a special Cinco de Mayo celebration for Jay Z in Cinco de Mayo.
  • Because Jay Z has been attracted to Latino culture, speaking Spanish all through his music.
  • And they had an entire program celebrating Jay Z.
  • Was Jay Z a culture coach?
  • And don't forget OG Juan.
  • I mean, come on.
  • Don't forget OG Juan now.
  • His brother, his right hand now.
  • I mean.
  • Come on, bro.
  • Juan Perez, I mean, please.
  • Come on now.
  • We all know Juan.
  • And Desiree Perez, his wife.
  • That's right.
  • That is O.J.
  • Juan and O.J.
  • Juan and the woman who runs his, you know, Rock Nation.
  • So the point is that is that that is Jay Z a cultivator?
  • No, we have to stop this narrow, punishing, pernicious, limited viewpoint about blackness.
  • Yes.
  • Have a debate about who's the greatest.
  • Have a debate about rhetorical skills.
  • But but but let me tell you what, as Lupe Fiasco,
  • no slouch as a rhetorician, and one of the greatest lyricists ever said that he would put.
  • Drake lightly above Kendrick Lamar.
  • That's a minority position, but it's a very powerful one.
  • He's saying that Drake got bars.
  • So we miss Drake because of this other madness, the distorting impact, the metrics that we evoke, his being Jewish and white and not so called black.
  • So was Barack Obama, a mixed race person.
  • And my dear brother,
  • I heard, um, you know, uh, that he's a friend of both of ours.
  • When we go into breakfast club all the time, Charlemagne, the guy called it, he said, this half Negro.
  • And I want to say Charlemagne, there's a lot of half Negroes out here who have done tremendous work for African American culture.
  • So that the, the name calling the kind of ad hominem remarks, as opposed to a full on embrace of the,
  • Rhetorical diversity and splendor, that is Drake.
  • To me, that would be a fairer fight.
  • Then we could make an estimation of what's going on.
  • And then that piece, of course, I also talk about this being a proxy war for other issues that are out there.
  • And we can talk about those another time.
  • But dealing with the war in Gaza, dealing with DEI, dealing with black excellence, dealing with rhetorical power, dealing with education.
  • dealing with the colorism we see in our own communities, because there's no question that light, bright, almost white was a thing, is a thing, and we have to pay attention to that.
  • At the same time, we know that Clarence Thomas is a dark skinned black man.
  • We know that Candace Owens is a brown skinned black woman, and they are legitimately black.
  • I don't contest their blackness.
  • It's the moral content of their identities and their public policies that I would have a difference with.
  • So I'm arguing in this sense for us to understand the power and the prolific character of a genius.
  • like Aubrey Drake Graham.
  • We'll get more into that subject in the future because we got to go right now.
  • You know what that is.
  • That's a fallback position.
  • Anytime black folks got a problem with black, with other black folks, somebody sold out in somebody's eyes.
  • That's the ultimate argument.
  • And I think that Kendrick Lamar heard himself with that one point that you just articulated so brilliantly.
  • I got to get on out of here, but I appreciate your time, your brilliance, your excellence, your insight, your historical facts that you threw out there as well.
  • Appreciate you, love you, and thank you for taking so much time out of your busy schedule.
  • And by the way, I know that we gonna catch you soon, because you're doing an interview with my man Bill Maher for Club Random.
  • I know that's gonna be off the chain as well with his crazy self.
  • Love you, bro.
  • I appreciate you, Dr. Tyson.
  • Thank you so much.
  • Thank you so much for this opportunity.
  • Take it easy.