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Secret Invasion Episode 4 Review

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extend

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US / ɪkˈstend /

UK / ɪkˈstɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To offer something (help, friendship) to someone
  • To reach from one point to another
  • To straighten or stretch something out, e.g. leg
  • To make something last longer

nuclear

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US / ˈnju:kliə(r) /

UK / ˈnukliɚ, ˈnju- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or involving the center of an atom

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

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

card

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US / kɑ:d /

UK / kɑ:rd /

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  • noun
  • One of 54 pieces of paper used in a game of cards
  • Small piece of paper or plastic used as ID
  • verb
  • (Golf) to record how many hits you took

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

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  • adjecitve
  • A sports team's own field or place of play
  • adverb
  • Into the correct or intended position
  • noun
  • House, apartment or building to be rented or sold
  • Institution for sick or elderly people
  • Place where a person or a family lives
  • Country where a person lives or was born
  • Region that is native to peoples, plant or animals
  • verb
  • To move towards a particular target location

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)

disguise

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US / dɪs'ɡaɪz /

UK / dɪsˈɡaɪz /

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  • noun
  • Change in appearance so you will not be noticed
  • verb
  • To change your appearance to not be noticed
  • To hide something so it will not be noticed

energetic

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US / ˌenəˈdʒetɪk /

UK / ˌɛnɚˈdʒɛtɪk /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Possessing, exerting or displaying energy

falter

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US / 'fɔ:ltə(r) /

UK / ˈfɔltɚ /

B2
  • verb
  • To hesitate and so make an error

jackson

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US / 'dʒæksən /

UK / 'dʒæksən /

A1
  • proper noun
  • An industrial city in south central Michigan; population 33,518 (est. 2008).
  • The capital of Mississippi, an industrial and commercial city in the central part of the state, on t
  • A commercial city in western Tennessee; population 63,158 (est. 2008).

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

window

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US / ˈwɪndəʊ /

UK / ˈwɪndoʊ /

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  • noun
  • Opening in a wall or door to let in light
  • Opening in a wall through which people do business

vehicle

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US / ˈvi:əkl /

UK / ˈvi:hɪkl /

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  • noun
  • Machine (such as a car) used to carry things
  • Means of expressing, showing, or achieving

control

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US / kən'trəʊl /

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

hour

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • noun
  • 60 minutes
  • Particular time of the day
  • Fixed, regularly occurring time

promise

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US / 'prɒmɪs /

UK / ˈprɑmɪs /

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  • verb
  • To say you will certainly do something

though

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US / ðəu /

UK / ðo /

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  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

frequently

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US / ˈfri:kwəntli /

UK / ˈfrikwəntlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Often; regularly

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

short

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US / ʃɔ:t /

UK / ʃɔrt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Less than what is needed
  • Suddenly stopping what you are saying or doing
  • verb
  • (Of electric circuit) to spark because faulty
  • adjecitve
  • Measuring a small distance
  • Happening for a small amount of time
  • Unfriendly or rude

solid

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US / 'sɒlɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being able to be trusted; reliable
  • Substance that is hard or of fixed shape
  • Being well made and expected to last long
  • Having no space or emptiness inside
  • Being made entirely of one material or substance
  • noun
  • Something firm or hard; not gas or liquid

spend

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US / spend /

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  • verb
  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

through

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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

time

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US / taɪm /

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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

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)

big

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US / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

little

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  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

rate

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US / reɪt /

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  • noun
  • Current price or cost of something
  • Speed or frequency of events over time
  • verb
  • To assess something or consider its qualities

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • 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

bad

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US / bæd /

UK / bæd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not good; wrong
  • Lacking in good morals; evil
  • No longer fresh; spoiled

equally

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  • adverb
  • In an equal, even, or identical manner

multiple

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US / ˈmʌltɪpl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having or involving more than one of something
  • noun
  • Number produced by multiplying a smaller number
  • Shop with many branches

struggle

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US / 'strʌɡl /

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  • noun
  • Strong efforts made to do something difficult
  • verb
  • To try very hard to do something difficult

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

shoot

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US / ʃu:t /

UK / ʃut /

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  • noun
  • Emerging new part of a plant
  • verb
  • To kick or throw a ball at a goal
  • To fire a gun; injure or kill someone with a gun
  • To (cause to) fly away forcefully
  • To use a camera to record a film/take a photograph

pace

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US / peɪs /

UK / pes /

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  • noun
  • Rate of speed at which something moves or happens
  • Single step, often used to measure a distance
  • verb
  • To set and control your speed, as in a race
  • To walk with slow purposeful steps

fray

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US / freɪ /

UK / fre /

B2
  • verb
  • To form loose threads at the edge of cloth
  • (Of temper, nerves, etc.) to become tense

dramatic

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US / drəˈmætɪk /

UK / drəˈmætɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Gripping the attention; causing an effect
  • (Of an event) sudden and extreme

check

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US / tʃek /

UK / tʃɛk /

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  • 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

superhero

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US / ˈsu:pəhɪərəʊ /

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  • noun
  • Fictional character who fights evil

romantic

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US / rəʊˈmæntɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Relating to courtship or love
  • Being impractical, unrealistic, or idealistic
  • Of or involving the ideas or values of romanticism
  • noun
  • People who like love, candlelit dinners, etc.
  • Person living in a fantasy-like world not reality

middle

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US / 'mɪdl /

UK / ˈmidl /

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

head

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US / hed /

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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

black

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  • 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

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

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  • determiner
  • Being similar to
  • (Thing) as previously stated or referred to
  • adverb
  • (Used to emphasize the quality of an adjective)

subject

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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

overall

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US / ˌəʊvər'ɔ:l /

UK / ˈovɚˌrɔl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Viewed as a whole; in general, not as details

definitely

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UK / ˈdefɪnətli /

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  • adverb
  • Without question; beyond doubt

should

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US / ʃʊd /

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

series

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US / ˈsɪəri:z /

UK / ˈsɪriz /

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  • noun
  • Set of stories or articles on a particular subject
  • other
  • Number of things that happen one after another

revolve

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US / rɪˈvɒlv /

UK / rɪˈvɑ:lv /

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  • verb
  • To move something in a circular motion

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

UK / kənˈtɪnju /

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  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

baffle

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US / 'bæfl /

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  • verb
  • To puzzle; to confuse

while

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US / waɪl /

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  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

outstay

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US / ˌaʊtˈsteɪ /

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  • other
  • Surpass in staying power

once

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US / wʌns /

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  • adverb
  • One time; one instance
  • At a time in the past
  • conjunction
  • When; as soon as

matter

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US / 'mætə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Material all things are made of that fills space
  • Problem or reason for concern
  • verb
  • To be of great importance; to count

point

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US / 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

explain

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US / ɪk'spleɪn /

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  • verb
  • To make clear or easy to understand by describing

survival

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US / səˈvaɪvl /

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  • noun
  • Act of continuing to exist when facing difficulty

story

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

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  • noun
  • One of many floors or levels in a building
  • Account or description of how something happened

palette

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US / ˈpælət /

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  • noun
  • Flat board for mixing paint

genre

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US / 'ʒɒ̃rə /

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  • noun
  • Category of art, music with its own qualities

try

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US / traɪ /

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  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

streak

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US / stri:k /

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  • noun
  • An continuous amount of something, e.g. luck
  • Act of running naked in public as an act of daring
  • Long thinnish lines of different colors, as in sky
  • verb
  • To run naked in public as an act of daring
  • To add stripes of lines of color to, e.g. hair

lose

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US / lu:z /

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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')

genuine

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US / ˈdʒenjuɪn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being real, actual, and not false or artificial
  • Being sincere in your actions or character

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

outing

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US / 'aʊtɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Brief, outdoor pleasure trip of a group of people

mute

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  • adjecitve
  • Not willing or being unable to speak
  • (Of a letter) not pronounced when saying a word
  • noun
  • Device used to make trombone, etc. sound quieter
  • verb
  • To cause a sound to be quieter or silent
  • To make softer or weaker, e.g. bright color

many

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US / 'menɪ /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

episode

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  • noun
  • One separate event in a series of events
  • Show which is part of a larger story

drama

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US / 'drɑ:mə /

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  • noun
  • Play that is performed on stage, theater, or TV
  • Study of acting

curtain

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US / 'kɜ:tn /

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  • noun
  • Piece of cloth used to cover a window

always

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US / 'ɔ:lweɪz /

UK / ˈɔlwez,-wɪz,-wiz /

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  • adverb
  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

already

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US / ɔ:lˈredi /

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  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

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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

use

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US / ju:s /

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  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

stick

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  • noun
  • Long thin piece of wood from a tree
  • verb
  • To push a sharp or pointed object into something
  • To join together using glue or paste
  • To remain in one place or position for a long time

espionage

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US / ˈespiənɑ:ʒ /

UK / ˈɛspiəˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Act of spying

usual

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US / ˈju:ʒuəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the way things occur most of the time

tender

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  • adjecitve
  • Gentle; with great care or consideration
  • Feeling pain when an area of skin is touched
  • noun
  • A formal offer for something (e.g. some business)
  • verb
  • To formally offer something, usually in writing

shock

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US / ʃɒk /

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  • noun
  • The passage of an electricity through the body
  • Sudden bad feeling caused by something unexpected
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

side

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  • adjecitve
  • In addition to the central or most important thing
  • Next to, or very close to, the right or left of
  • noun
  • Position or opinion that is opposite to another
  • Right or left part of a person's body
  • Feature of someone's personality
  • Straight edge of an object
  • One of two or more groups fighting each other
  • verb
  • To decide to agree with one point, not the other

reason

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US / 'ri:zn /

UK / ˈrizən /

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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

fairly

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US / 'feəlɪ /

UK / ˈfɛrli /

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  • adverb
  • Quite; pretty; between very and a little
  • In a manner that is right and acceptable

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

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

single

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  • adjecitve
  • Being one only, without others
  • Only; merely
  • Not married or in a relationship
  • noun
  • One run in cricket or a hit baseball
  • An individual song from a CD or album
  • Person who is not married or in a relationship

good

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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

give

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US / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

ability

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US / ə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / əˈbɪlɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • The power, resources or skill to do something

script

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US / skrɪpt /

UK / skrɪpt /

B1
  • noun
  • Written text of a book, play, film, or speech
  • Set of letters or characters of a written language
  • verb
  • To write a text for a movie, play or speech

reasoning

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US / ˈri:zənɪŋ /

UK / ˈrizənɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To think and make conclusions in a logical manner

planet

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US / 'plænɪt /

UK / ˈplænɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • One of the bodies that orbit the sun

operate

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US / ˈɒpəreɪt /

UK / ˈɑ:pəreɪt /

A1
  • verb
  • To control or handle something, such as a machine
  • To control or manage something such as a business
  • To be working or being used
  • To perform surgery on someone

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who is in charge of a group or task
  • Person or group who is currently winning

ign

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US / ɪˈdɪlɪk /

UK / aɪˈdɪlɪk /

A1

formula

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US / 'fɔ:mjələ /

UK / ˈfɔrmjələ /

A2
  • noun
  • A mathematical or scientific rule
  • Plan, rule or method for doing or making something

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

A2
  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

strangle

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US / 'stræŋɡl /

UK / ˈstræŋɡəl /

B2
  • verb
  • To kill by squeezing the throat, e.g. with a rope

deliver

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US / dɪ'lɪvə(r) /

UK / dɪˈlɪvɚ /

A2
  • verb
  • To give birth to a child; help a woman give birth
  • To save someone from a problem or crisis
  • To keep a promise; do what you say you would
  • To present something to a group, as a speech
  • To take something to a person or place

breathe

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US / bri:ð /

UK / brið /

A2
  • verb
  • To move air into and out of your lungs
  • To say something very softly
  • To stop moving so one can rest

achieve

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US / ə'tʃi:v /

UK / əˈtʃiv /

A2
  • verb
  • To succeed in doing good, usually by working hard

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

punctuate

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US / 'pʌŋktʃʊeɪt /

UK / ˈpʌŋktʃuˌet /

B2
  • verb
  • To use special marks in writing, such as ? ; and !
  • To stop something briefly; interrupt

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

mandatory

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US / 'mændətərɪ /

UK / ˈmændəˌtɔri, -ˌtori /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Absolutely required; not optional

color

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US / 'kʌlə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌlɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Quality of things you can see, e.g. red, blue
  • Pink or red in your face, e.g. after being ill
  • The shade of someone's skin e.g. black, or yellow
  • verb
  • To change or affect someone's opinion
  • To make something colorful using colored pencils

yet

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US / jet /

UK / jɛt /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a later time (used after ‘not’)
  • (Used to emphasize that thing is, will be greater)
  • Eventually; at a future time
  • Until now; up to the present
  • conjunction
  • Adding to what has been said, often as a contrast

significant

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US / sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt /

UK / sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Large enough to be noticed or have an effect
  • Having meaning; important; noticeable
  • (Statistics) being clearly different

elevate

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US / ˈelɪveɪt /

UK / ˈɛləˌvet /

B2
  • verb
  • To make something higher
  • To raise something in status, importance, feeling

expect

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US / ɪk'spekt /

UK / ɪkˈspɛkt /

A1
  • verb
  • To believe something is probably going to happen

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • 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

please

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US / pli:z /

UK / pliz /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used when you politely ask people for things
  • verb
  • To entertain someone, by dancing, singing etc.
  • To make someone happy by doing something

gun

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US / ɡʌn /

UK / ɡʌn /

A2
  • noun
  • Weapon which fires bullets down a tube
  • verb
  • To suddenly make an engine run faster

surprise

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US / səˈpraɪz /

UK / sərˈpraɪz /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • That surprises you; not expected
  • noun
  • Something unexpected that slightly shocks you
  • verb
  • To do something that another person didn't expect

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

knot

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑ:t /

B1
  • noun
  • Secure form of tying a rope, string etc.
  • verb
  • To tie string, rope etc. firmly to stop it undoing

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • 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

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

UK / ˈbɪznɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • A company formed for making profit
  • Matter that has to be dealt with; task; situation
  • Activity of working to make a profit

quickly

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US / ˈkwɪkli /

UK / ˈkwɪklɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Without taking a lot of time; fast

review

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US / rɪˈvju: /

UK / rɪˈvju /

A2
  • noun
  • Examination of soldiers and supplies
  • Opinion, as in a paper, about movie, book, or play
  • Studying again to remind yourself about something
  • verb
  • To carefully look at the quality of something
  • To formally examine something in the military
  • To write an opinion about movie, book, or play
  • To study again to remind yourself about something

film

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US / fɪlm /

UK / fɪlm /

A2
  • noun
  • Thin layer that covers something
  • Movie
  • verb
  • To record moving action with a camera

tucker

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US / 'tʌkə(r) /

UK / ˈtʌkɚ /

A1
  • other
  • A detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
  • A sewer who tucks

trapping

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US / 'træpɪŋ /

UK / 'træpɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To use a device to catch animals or people
  • To hold, e.g. a nerve, so that it cannot move
  • To catch or prevent someone from escaping
  • To trick someone
  • To put into a situation you can't escape from

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

explosive

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US / ɪkˈspləʊsɪv /

UK / ɪkˈsplosɪv /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Tending to show strong emotion suddenly
  • Occurring very quickly and suddenly
  • Able to release a lot of energy fast, like a bomb
  • noun
  • Material which can explode (e.g. a bomb)

explore

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US / ɪk'splɔ:(r) /

UK / ɪkˈsplɔr /

A2
  • verb
  • To examine something in detail to learn about it
  • To travel to a place to discover more about it

dastardly

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US / ˈdæstədli /

UK / ˈdæstərdli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Despicably cowardly

chapter

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US / ˈtʃæptə(r) /

UK / ˈtʃæptɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Small local group forming part of a larger one
  • One of the main sections of a book
  • Period or time in your life, e.g. your childhood

damn

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US / dæm /

UK / dæm /

B2
  • exclamation
  • A mild swear word used to express annoyance
  • verb
  • To cause the downfall or failure of; criticize
  • To threaten with everlasting punishment

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

underdeveloped

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US / ˌʌndədɪˈveləpt /

UK / ˌʌndərdɪˈveləpt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • (Country) without a large industrial sector
  • (Photo) not clear; pale

origin

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US / ˈɒrɪdʒɪn /

UK / ˈɔrədʒɪn,ˈɑr- /

A2
  • noun
  • Point at which something begins or is created
  • Country or social group that a person comes from

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

flimsy

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US / 'flɪmzɪ /

UK / ˈflɪmzi /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Lacking solidity or strength; light; weak

suffer

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US / 'sʌfə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌfɚ /

A2
  • verb
  • To experience pain, illness, or injury

moment

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US / 'məʊmənt /

UK / 'moʊmənt /

A1
  • noun
  • Very short or brief period of time
  • A particular period in time

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

prior

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US / 'praɪə(r) /

UK / ˈpraɪɚ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Existing or coming earlier in time
  • (Of a claim, etc.) more important than another one
  • noun
  • Monk or priest in charge of a monastery

revelation

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US / ˌrevəˈleɪʃn /

UK / ˌrɛvəˈleʃən /

C1
  • noun
  • Act of making something known or seen
  • Showing something astonishing or enlightening

playful

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US / 'pleɪfl /

UK / ˈplefəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being fun or wanting to play

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

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

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

almost

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US / 'ɔ:lməʊst /

UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

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

waste

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US / weɪst /

UK / west /

A2
  • noun
  • Materials left over after a process has finished
  • verb
  • To kill or severely harm someone
  • To use valuable things ineffectively

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)

rely

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US / rɪ'laɪ /

UK / rɪˈlaɪ /

B2
  • verb
  • Depend on with full trust or confidence

nor

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US / nɔ:(r) /

UK / nɔr /

A2
  • conjunction
  • Not this or that; also not

writer

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US / ˈraɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈraɪtɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Professional who writes books, articles etc.

mercifully

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US / ˈmɜ:sɪfəli /

UK / ˈmɜː(r)sɪf(ə)li /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a compassionate manner

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

weak

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not having a strong character
  • Less valuable compared to money of other countries
  • Ineffective; unconvincing; not strong
  • Having little power or ability
  • Not having the necessary or proper amount
  • Having little power; not strong; easy to break
  • (Of a drink) having lots of water and little taste

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

fashion

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US / 'fæʃn /

UK / ˈfæʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Style of dress or activity popular at some time
  • Industry that creates new styles of clothes
  • Way of behaving; manner
  • Trend that is popular at a given time
  • Way of doing something; manner
  • verb
  • To make things into a particular shape

conversation

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US / ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑnvɚˈseʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Talking with other people; discussion or chat

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

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’

storey

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

B1
  • noun
  • One of many floors or levels in a building

infiltrate

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US / ˈɪnfɪltreɪt /

UK / ɪnˈfɪlˌtret, ˈɪnfɪl- /

B2
  • verb
  • To enter a group, place to get secret information
  • (Of liquids/gases) to enter into something slowly

helicopter

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US / 'helɪkɒptə(r) /

UK / ˈhɛlɪˌkɑptɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Aircraft with spinning blades at the top
  • verb
  • To transport by helicopter

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

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

UK / ˈdɪfrənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

brian

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US / ˌsɪnsɪ'nætɪ /

UK / ˌsɪnsɪ'nætɪ /

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again

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US / ə'ɡen /

UK / əˈɡɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

underpin

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US / ˌʌndəˈpɪn /

UK / ˌʌndərˈpɪn /

B2
  • verb
  • To support or strengthen the foundations of

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

dialogue

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US / 'daɪəlɒɡ /

UK / ˈdaɪəˌlɔɡ, -ˌlɑɡ /

B1
  • noun
  • Conversation between two or more individuals

complication

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US / ˌkɒmplɪˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑ:mplɪˈkeɪʃn /

A2
  • noun
  • Action making something harder to do something

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

similar

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US / ˈsɪmələ(r) /

UK / ˈsɪməlɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Nearly the same; alike

sequence

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US / 'si:kwəns /

UK / ˈsikwəns, -ˌkwɛns /

A2
  • noun
  • Part of a movie showing one part of the story
  • verb
  • To arrange things in an order they should happen

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

lack

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US / læk /

UK / læk /

A2
  • noun
  • The state of not having or not having enough of
  • A shortage of something
  • verb
  • To not have, or not have enough, of something

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

fun

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US / fʌn /

UK / fʌn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Amusing and enjoyable
  • noun
  • Enjoyable or amusing quality or feeling

despite

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US / dɪˈspaɪt /

UK / dɪˈspaɪt /

A2
  • preposition
  • Without being affected by something; in spite of

suppose

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US / sə'pəʊz /

UK / səˈpoʊz /

A2
  • conjunction
  • What if
  • verb
  • To imagine or guess what might happen

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

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

A1
  • noun
  • Close group of people or organizations
  • A group of people who are related through blood
  • Group of related plants or animals

colour

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US / ˈkʌlə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌlɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Quality of things you can see, e.g. red, blue
  • Pink or red in your face, e.g. after being ill
  • The shade of someone's skin e.g. black, or yellow
  • verb
  • To change or affect someone's opinion
  • To make something colorful using colored pencils

admirable

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US / ˈædmərəbl /

UK / ˈædmərəbəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Worthy of respect; deserving of admiration

winter

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US / ˈwɪntə(r) /

UK / ˈwɪntɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Food) planted in fall and gathered next year
  • noun
  • Time or season of idleness or decay
  • Coldest season of the year
  • verb
  • To spend the cold months at a certain place

civil

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US / ˈsɪvl /

UK / ˈsɪvəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Of citizens of a country; not military, criminal
  • Acting in a polite, but not truly friendly manner

wrestling

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US / ˈreslɪŋ /

UK / ˈrɛslɪŋ /

B2
  • verb
  • To fight someone by holding parts of their body
  • To struggle with a problem

require

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US / rɪ'kwaɪə(r) /

UK / rɪˈkwaɪr /

A2
  • verb
  • To demand that someone does something
  • To need to do something, to make it necessary

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

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

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Object discovered by chance
  • Things that have been discovered from searching
  • verb
  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
  • To decide if someone is guilty of a crime, or not
  • To learn through study, research, or effort
  • To discover something by looking for it

energy

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US / 'enədʒɪ /

UK / ˈɛnədʒi /

A2
  • noun
  • Physical or mental strength

barely

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US / ˈbɛəli /

UK / ˈbɛrli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Only just; just possible

twisty

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US / ˈtwɪsti /

UK / ˈtwɪsti /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • (Or roads) with many bends and curves

unravel

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US / ʌnˈrævl /

UK / ʌnˈrævəl /

B2
  • verb
  • To work out the meaning of, in a slow careful way

serious

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US / ˈsɪəriəs /

UK / ˈsɪriəs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Giving something great energy or sincerity
  • Needing thought or concentration; important; grave
  • Being sincere about something; not joking

second

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US / 'sekənd /

UK / ˈsɛkənd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 2nd; the one following first
  • noun
  • Unit of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short period of time that you wait for someone
  • (Do) soon
  • verb
  • To agree to support a proposal at a meeting

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

action

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US / 'ækʃn /

UK / ˈækʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that a person or thing does
  • verb
  • To act to do something

telegraph

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US / ˈtelɪgrɑ:f /

UK / ˈtelɪgræf /

C2
  • noun
  • Messaging system using wires and electric signals
  • verb
  • To signal to someone without speaking
  • To send messages using electric wires

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

mcu

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • Medium close-up.

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

enact

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US / ɪˈnækt /

UK / ɛnˈækt /

B2
  • verb
  • To make a bill into law
  • To act or perform, as in a play

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

ancestor

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US / 'ænsestə(r) /

UK / ˈænˌsɛstɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • A person from your family that lived in the past

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

room

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US / ru:m /

UK / rum, rʊm /

A1
  • noun
  • All of the people inside a particular room
  • Part of building enclosed by walls, e.g. kitchen
  • Opportunity to exist, happen, or be true
  • verb
  • To share a home with someone

project

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US / prəˈdʒekt /

UK / prəˈdʒɛkt /

A1
  • noun
  • A planned piece of work for specific purpose
  • Group of homes built by government for poor people
  • verb
  • To predict what will happen in the future
  • To show something on a screen using light
  • To stick out past the edge of something

movie

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US / ˈmu:vi /

UK / ˈmuvi /

A1
  • noun
  • Motion picture; film

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

A1
  • verb
  • To take or go with someone to a place

add

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US / æd /

UK / æd /

A1
  • verb
  • To include as well
  • To put two things or numbers together, e.g. 2+2

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

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

signature

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US / ˈsɪgnətʃə(r) /

UK / ˈsɪɡnətʃɚ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Something that represents a person's work or style
  • noun
  • Person's name written in their handwriting

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

heart

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US / hɑ:t /

UK / hɑrt /

A1
  • noun
  • A feeling of care for others; compassion
  • Courage, confidence, and emotional strength
  • Be cheerfully encouraging
  • Most essential, important, or central part
  • Referring to a promise or something important
  • State or feelings of affection or deep love
  • Core part of a vegetable, e.g. a lettuce
  • The part of the body that pumps blood
  • Place where emotions are believed to be felt
  • A shape that represents love

guarantee

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US / ˌɡærən'ti: /

UK / ˌɡærənˈti /

A2
  • noun
  • A promise to repair a broken product
  • Promise that something will be done as expected
  • verb
  • To promise to repair a broken product
  • To promise that something will happen or be done
  • To promise to pay if another person fails to do so

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

A1
  • adverb
  • Otherwise; if you fail to
  • (Of person place thing etc.) besides; in addition

direction

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US / də'rekʃn /

UK / dɪˈrɛkʃən, daɪ- /

A2
  • noun
  • When someone tells people what to do
  • Describes the way you are going, e.g. North

crunch

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US / krʌntʃ /

UK / krʌntʃ /

B2
  • noun
  • A difficult time (e.g. for the economy)
  • verb
  • To crush something into pieces
  • To chew noisily with a crackling sound

captain

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US / 'kæptɪn /

UK / ˈkæptən /

B1
  • noun
  • Title of a senior officer in the military
  • Person in charge of a team, a ship or an airplane
  • verb
  • To be in charge of a team, ship or airplane

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

building

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US / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • A structure with a roof and walls, e.g. a house
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

pretty

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US / 'prɪtɪ /

UK / ˈprɪti /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive to the eye in a simple way
  • adverb
  • Very; to a great degree

clearly

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US / ˈklɪəlɪ /

UK / ˈklɪrlɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In a way that is easy to understand; obviously

boilerplate

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US / ˈbɔɪləpleɪt /

UK / ˈbɔɪlərpleɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • E.g contract with standard wording or formulation

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

human

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US / 'hju:mən /

UK / ˈhjumən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or characteristic of people
  • noun
  • A person; a man, woman or child

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

samuel

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US / ˈsæmjuəl /

UK / ˈsæmjuəl /

A1
  • proper noun
  • (in the Bible) a Hebrew prophet who rallied the Israelites after their defeat by the Philistines and

return

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US / rɪ'tɜ:n /

UK / rɪ'tɜ:rn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Do again; repeated
  • noun
  • Faulty or unwanted product sent back to a company
  • Enter key; the main key on the computer keyboard
  • Profit made as a result of a business activity
  • Process of going back to a previous way or state
  • verb
  • To hit something back to the other player or team
  • To come back after being away from somewhere
  • To repay someone's actions, kindness etc.
  • To put, bring, take, give, or send something back
  • To occur again

oddly

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US / ˈɒdli /

UK / ˈɑ:dli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In an unusual manner

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

drop

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US / drɒp /

UK / drɑp /

A1
  • noun
  • Distance between a higher and a lower level
  • Act of letting something fall (from your hand)
  • A decrease in quantity or quality; reduction
  • Tiny amount of liquid, with rounded bottom
  • verb
  • To drive someone to a place and then drive away
  • To let something fall from your hand
  • To fall or lie down quickly, as when shot
  • To decide to stop something e.g. a course)
  • To (cause to) reduce in quantity or quality

corny

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US / 'kɔ:nɪ /

UK / ˈkɔrni /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Silly or sentimental, e.g. because old-fashioned

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

america

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US / ə'merɪkə /

UK / əˈmɛrɪkə /

A1
  • noun
  • The United States of America; North America and/or South America

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

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

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

escape

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US / ɪ'skeɪp /

UK / ɪˈskep /

A2
  • noun
  • Act to briefly ignoring boring or bad things
  • The 'esc key' on a keyboard
  • Act of getting away from where you are being kept
  • verb
  • To avoid something undesirable, dangerous or bad
  • To get away from a place where you are being kept
  • (Gas, water) to come out from a pipe, container
  • To not to be noticed or remembered by someone

concept

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US / 'kɒnsept /

UK / ˈkɑnˌsɛpt /

A2
  • noun
  • Abstract idea of something or how it works

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

perhaps

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US / pəˈhæps /

UK / pɚˈhæps /

A1
  • adverb
  • Possibly, but not certainly; maybe

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • 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

comedy

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US / 'kɒmədɪ /

UK / ˈkɑmɪdi /

A2
  • noun
  • Amusing play, film, usually with a happy ending

variety

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US / və'raɪətɪ /

UK / vəˈraɪɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Particular type of thing or person

tone

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US / təʊn /

UK / toʊn /

A2
  • noun
  • Atmosphere or feeling in a message
  • Firmness and strength of the body's muscles
  • Difference in pitch between musical notes
  • Specific shade of color
  • Quality of sound created by a musical instrument
  • Sound of a voice that reveals emotion or meaning
  • verb
  • To increase the quality of muscles by exercise

pivotal

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US / ˈpɪvətl /

UK / ˈpɪvətl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Having a lot of importance

poor

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US / pʊə(r) /

UK / pʊr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Inferior; below the normal standard
  • Deserving of pity or sympathy
  • Without money; not rich

major

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US / 'meɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmedʒɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Main league; esp. referring to American baseball
  • Important, serious, or large in scope, size
  • noun
  • High-ranking officer in the army
  • Main subject you study at university
  • verb
  • To study a particular subject at university

invasion

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US / ɪnˈveɪʒn /

UK / ɪnˈveʒən /

B1
  • noun
  • Entry into a place to cause harm

frame

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US / freɪm /

UK / frem /

A2
  • noun
  • Structure that holds a picture or photo
  • A person's body shape determined by their skeleton
  • Main part of structures supporting the other parts
  • verb
  • To make a person that is not guilty appear guilty
  • To put say or write something in a careful way
  • To put a picture in a protective structure

ben

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US / ben /

UK / bɛn /

A1
  • noun
  • A mountain or tall hill

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

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

simplification

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US / ˌsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌsɪmpləfəˈkeʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of making easier to do, use or understand

secret

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US / 'si:krət /

UK / 'si:krət /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • That you don't want others to know; private
  • noun
  • Information you do not want others to know

mundane

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US / mʌnˈdeɪn /

UK / mʌnˈden, ˈmʌnˌden /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Being ordinary and therefore boring
  • Of this world rather than the spiritual one

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

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

flat

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US / flæt /

UK / flæt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Level; even; without curves or bumps
  • Lifeless; lacking energy or vitality
  • adverb
  • In a certain, direct or absolute manner
  • Against a surface without lifting or curving away
  • noun
  • Apartment; set of rooms for living in
  • The smooth or level part of something
  • Musical tone lower than another by a small degree
  • verb
  • To share an apartment with someone

direct

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US / də'rekt /

UK / dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ- /

A2
  • adverb
  • Coming straight from something
  • verb
  • To tell someone in a very clear way to do something
  • To show the way by conducting or leading
  • To control the acting in a movie or play

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

UK / ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

A1
  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

rote

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US / rəʊt /

UK / rot /

A1
  • noun
  • Memorization through repetition

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

husband

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US / ˈhʌzbənd /

UK / ˈhʌzbənd /

A1
  • noun
  • Married man

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

proof

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US / pru:f /

UK / pruf /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of showing that something exists or is true
  • Version of a document to be checked for errors
  • Special coating that protects something
  • Something which shows that something else is true
  • verb
  • To read a written work to check for mistakes
  • To protect by painting on a special coating

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

A1
  • noun
  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
  • verb
  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
  • To let something remain unused or available
  • To let something or someone remain somewhere

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A long way away
  • Being a long way away
  • adverb
  • To a large degree or extent

rather

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US / 'rɑ:ðə(r) /

UK / ˈræðɚ, ˈrɑðɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Somewhat; fairly; not that much

beyond

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US / bɪ'jɒnd /

UK / biˈɑnd, bɪˈjɑnd /

A2
  • adverb
  • On or to the farther side
  • In addition to
  • preposition
  • Later in time than
  • Out of the limits of

rebellion

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US / rɪ'beljən /

UK / rɪˈbɛljən /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of conflicting with someone in authority
  • Resisting and fighting against existing authority

layer

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US / ˈleiə /

UK / ˈleɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • One of several sheets of a material or object
  • verb
  • To put things one on top of another

match

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US / mætʃ /

UK / mætʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that is equal to or the same as another
  • Small stick you strike to light a fire candle etc.
  • A sports competition between two people or teams
  • Person or thing that goes well with another
  • verb
  • To equal or be as good as something else
  • To work well or look good with something else

literally

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US / ˈlɪtərəli /

UK / ˈlɪtərəli /

B1
  • adverb
  • So as to express the exact meaning of something
  • Used to say something is true, even if unlikely

failure

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US / ˈfeɪljə(r) /

UK / 'feɪljər /

A1
  • noun
  • When things go wrong; lack of function
  • Act or result of not achieving your goals

effort

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US / ˈefət /

UK / ˈɛfət /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of work used trying to do 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

aim

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US / eɪm /

UK / em /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of pointing something at a target
  • Purpose or goal
  • verb
  • To point something at a target
  • To intend to get a thing or for a thing to happen

any

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US / 'enɪ /

UK / ˈɛni /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One, or some, no matter which
  • pronoun
  • One (thing) of many; some

season

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US / ˈsi:zn /

UK / ˈsizən /

A1
  • noun
  • One of Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall) and Winter
  • Time of year when something usually happens
  • verb
  • To add pepper and salt to something
  • To prepare wood for use by allowing it to dry

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

A1
  • number
  • Number 3

submarine

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US / ˌsʌbməˈri:n /

UK / ˈsʌbməˌrin, ˌsʌbməˈrin /

B2
  • noun
  • Ship that travels above and below the sea

vital

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US / 'vaɪtl /

UK / 'vaɪtl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Needed to support life; essential
  • Full of life; energetic

wayside

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US / ˈweɪsaɪd /

UK / ˈweˌsaɪd /

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  • noun
  • State of no longer being considered or used
  • other
  • State of no longer being considered or used

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  • adjecitve
  • Being what was wanted or needed
  • noun
  • Friendly greeting to someone who has arrived
  • verb
  • To greet someone who has just arrived
  • To accept or receive something happily and gladly

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  • noun
  • A small stream, especially one that flows intermittently or seasonally.
  • A limit or boundary.

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  • To make something smaller or less important
  • To imply someone's reputation is less good
  • To become or cause to become less in size, value

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  • 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;

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  • Natural ability to do something well

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  • 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.)

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US / əˈkrɔs /

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  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

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  • When people feel very happy and enthusiastic

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US / pleɪ /

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  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

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  • 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

complexity

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US / kəm'pleksətɪ /

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  • noun
  • State of having many parts and not being simple

disappointingly

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US / ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋli /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that fails to meet expectations

entire

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

forward

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  • 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

into

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

one

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US / wʌn /

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  • 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

other

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

pull

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US / pʊl /

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  • noun
  • Act of breathing in smoke, as from a pipe
  • Force something has that draws other things to it
  • Using your hands to move something to you
  • verb
  • To breathe in smoke, as from a pipe
  • To hold something and move it toward you
  • To remove something by force

tale

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  • noun
  • Story that is not true
  • Story about colorful and imaginary events

than

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US / ðən /

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

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

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

attempt

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US / ə'tempt /

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  • Effort made to try to do or accomplish something
  • verb
  • To try to do something challenging or difficult

how

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  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

simply

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US / ˈsɪmpli /

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  • adverb
  • In an easy or clear manner

you

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US / jʊ /

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

image

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  • noun
  • Picture, sculpture or painting of something
  • General idea or opinion of something
  • verb
  • To obtain pictures by scanning them with a machine

make

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  • 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

wit

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  • noun
  • Ability to make clever jokes and remarks quickly

authentic

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US / ɔ:ˈθentɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • From a reliable source; accurate; true

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  • Of no great worth or importance
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  • Secret Invasion Episode 4 ReviewIn the latest episode of Secret Invasion, things start to heat up as we delve into the second half of the season. Episode 4 unveils some significant secrets of the Skrull Rebellion and showcases the devious plans of Leader Gravik. However, this episode falls short compared to the previous ones, lacking impactful drama, weak dialogue, and uninspiring direction.As expected in an espionage tale, this week's Secret Invasion begins to untangle the story's knots and reveals some major plot points. However, these revelations fail to make a lasting impression. Some of them were so predictable from previous episodes that they hardly qualify as surprises. Additionally, one important event lacks the necessary build-up and significance it deserves.Although there is a sense of important events taking place and the plot is moving forward at a steady pace, the lack of genuine shock or surprise makes it all feel mundane and inconsequential. Secret Invasion, despite its crucial role in the MCU, fails to deliver the excitement it promises, even in its most eventful moments.The first half of the season managed to compensate for the lack of excitement with a strong script, but this week even that falls short. The inner turmoil and post-blip PTSD that Fury previously wrestled with are cast aside, and he functions more like his usual self rather than a man battling through his darkest hour.Writer Brian Tucker attempts to explore a more tender side of Fury through a romantic conversation with his wife, Priscilla. While Samuel L. Jackson and Charlaine Woodard give admirable performances, the scene comes across as corny rather than genuine.Despite its shortcomings, Secret Invasion episode 4 sets the stage for the second half of the season and provides some critical revelations. Hopefully, the upcoming episodes will regain the excitement and tension that has been lacking so far.
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  • Things are getting explosive, sometimes literally, as we head into the second half of Secret Invasion.
  • Episode 4 is a chapter of significant reveals, pulling back the curtain on one of the Skrull Rebellion's biggest secrets, and enacting some of Leader Gravik's most dastardly moves.
  • It's damning, then, that this mercifully short episode is the weakest of the season so far, suffering from impactless drama, poor dialogue, and dull direction.
  • As you'd expect from the middle act of an espionage tale, this week's Secret Invasion starts to unravel the story's knots and play some of its major cards.
  • But every single one of these dramatic revelations feels muted.
  • Some were so clearly telegraphed in prior episodes that they simply are not surprises, while another is given so little room to breathe that it feels far from the major event it should be.
  • While there's definitely a sense that significant things are happening, and the plot is moving forward with some pace, the lack of genuine shock or surprise means it all feels at best mundane and at worst inconsequential.
  • The events of Secret Invasion should feel pivotal to the MCU, but even in its most eventful half hour, it feels disappointingly dull.
  • The first half of the season could at least rely on its solid script to push it through the lack of excitement, but this week even that falters.
  • Any sense of fury wrestling with his post-blip PTSD has been left by the wayside, and he's operating closer to business as usual, rather than a man fighting through his darkest hour.
  • Writer Brian Tucker attempts to find a more tender side to him through a romantic conversation with his wife, Priscilla.
  • But despite admirable efforts from Samuel L. Jackson and Charlaine Woodard, the whole thing comes across corny rather than authentic.
  • I lost all my reason to be your husband.
  • Much better scripting can be found in a playful conversation between Fury and Don Cheadle's Rhodey, which makes full use of Jackson's signature wit.
  • But as good as the sequence is, it once again brings into question Secret Invasion's struggle with tone.
  • Its colour palette, subject matter and events frequently drive home that this is a serious, gritty outing for the MCU's more down-to-earth characters, and yet it still feels the need to deliver on the franchise's seemingly mandatory comedy quota.
  • The promise of the MCU was that it could use its many different characters and stories to explore a variety of genres, but Secret Invasion is further proof that it can't escape its own formula trappings.
  • If you waste one drop of this family reserve, I guarantee you your ancestors will reach out from the beyond and strangle your black ass.
  • After a fairly action-light first three episodes, this week sees an extended sequence of gunfire, explosions and crashing vehicles.
  • But despite the potential for excitement, the scene is directed in a pedestrian fashion that does little to elevate your heart rate.
  • While it uses the muted colours of the Russo's Captain America films, there's none of the Winter Soldier's energy to the shooting style, nor the fun framing of Civil War.
  • Instead, we have a series of boilerplate images of men with guns, punctuated by CGI shots of missiles and helicopters that feel oddly choppy.
  • Characters move almost reactionless through the fray, and moments in which there's supposed to be some crunch, such as when Ben Mendelsohn's Talos punches his way through a window, feel flat and flimsy.
  • While the lack of superheroes always meant that Secret Invasion was going to miss the action flair of other MCU projects, it's baffling that it doesn't try to match the energetic direction of the Bourne movies that are arguably the origin point for Marvel's espionage aesthetic.
  • Perhaps Episode 4's biggest failure, though, is to add any sense of complexity to Gravik's plot.
  • The Skrull Rebellion is working to take control of the entire planet, and yet there's still no great sense of how Gravik aims to achieve this.
  • Last week's episode revolved around simply infiltrating a nuclear submarine, with little time spent explaining how the Skrulls achieved this and why it was vital to their overall plan.
  • It's a similar story this week, another rote concept with little underpinning it, and once again the only real detail in the plan is that the Skrulls' ability to disguise themselves as humans allows them to do pretty much anything they please.
  • But it's not just Gravik's side of the war that suffers from such simplification.
  • This week, we also see Talos explain his own plans for survival, and it's equally weak in its reasoning.
  • Secret Invasion should be knotty, twisty, and layered with complications.
  • Instead, all we have is a bare-bones idea that's already outstayed its welcome.
  • With flat action and an underdeveloped central idea, Episode 4 of Secret Invasion continues the season's streak of diminishing returns.
  • At barely more than 30 minutes long, there's little time to explore its multiple revelations and provide the required complexity to the Skrulls' building war efforts.
  • But it does mean this dull chapter is over and done mercifully quickly.
  • For more from Secret Invasion, check out our review of last week's episode.
  • And for everything else, stick with IGN.