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This One Thing Can Make You Less Attractive

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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

dive

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US / daɪv /

UK / daɪv /

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  • noun
  • Restaurant, bar or club with a bad reputation
  • Rapid fall through air
  • A jump into water head-first from a high place
  • Rapid fall in the value or price of something
  • verb
  • To swim deep under water with an air supply
  • To rapid fall through air
  • To jump into water head-first
  • (Of prices) to rapidly fall

decide

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UK / dɪˈsaɪd /

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  • verb
  • To make a choice or choose after thinking about it
  • To make a legal judgment in court
  • to affect the result of something

jar

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UK / dʒɑr /

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  • noun
  • Glass container for foods
  • verb
  • To have a harsh or unsettling effect on someone
  • To make a harsh sound to the ears

think

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UK / θɪŋk /

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

isolation

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US / ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃn /

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B1
  • noun
  • Condition of being in a distinct, separate place
  • Process of separating things from other things

neuroscientist

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US / 'njʊərəʊsaɪəntɪst /

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  • noun
  • Neurobiologist who specializes in the study of the brain

invite

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US / ɪnˈvaɪt /

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  • noun
  • An invitation
  • verb
  • To ask someone to go somewhere or do something

overwhelm

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US / ˌəʊvəˈwelm /

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B1
  • verb
  • To defeat something or someone completely
  • To affect someone emotionally in a strong way
  • To cause to have too much to handle (e.g. work)

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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  • 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

share

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US / ʃeə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Part-ownership in a property, business or company
  • Part of a company you own, shown by a certificate
  • verb
  • To divide something between two or more people
  • To allow others to use your things equally
  • To give information, etc. to someone

tense

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US / tens /

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  • adjecitve
  • Unable to relax; feeling nervous or stressed
  • Stretched tight and stiff
  • noun
  • The use of grammar to state the time things happen
  • verb
  • To tighten the muscles, a rope, etc.

tread

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US / tred /

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B2
  • verb
  • To step; to walk on

wellbeing

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  • noun
  • State of being happy, healthy or prosperous

another

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

chocolate

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US / ˈtʃɒklət /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being made from cocoa beans
  • noun
  • Hard brown candy made from cocoa beans

hey

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US / heɪ /

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  • exclamation
  • What you say when you want someone's attention

hurt

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  • noun
  • Mental, emotional, or physical pain
  • verb
  • To cause pain, damage or injury

mental

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the mind

negativity

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US / ˌnegəˈtɪvəti /

UK / ˌneɡəˈtɪvəti /

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  • noun
  • Tendency to deny or resist suggestions or commands

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

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  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

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

guy

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  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

lot

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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

psychology

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US / saɪ'kɒlədʒɪ /

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  • noun
  • The study of the mind and how it affects behavior
  • Way in which a person or group thinks and behaves

poor

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

until

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  • conjunction
  • Up to; to a time when something happens
  • preposition
  • Before (a specific time)

gift

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  • noun
  • Something given to another for a reason; present
  • Special skill or natural ability to do something

leave

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US / li:v /

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  • 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

reduce

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  • verb
  • To try to decrease, e.g. your weight if overweight
  • To boil a liquid until it has decreased in amount
  • To make something smaller in size, amount, level

where

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US / hwɛə /

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

wonderful

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  • adjecitve
  • Producing feelings of enjoyment or delight

aisle

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  • noun
  • Long narrow space between rows of seats

decisive

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US / dɪˈsaɪsɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Able to make choices quickly and confidently

hermit

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US / 'hɜ:mɪt /

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  • noun
  • Person that lives alone and away from society

most

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UK / most /

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

affect

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US / ə'fekt /

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  • verb
  • To cause a change in something else

put

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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

thoughtful

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US / ˈθɔ:tfl /

UK / ˈθɔtfəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerned about needs and feelings of other people

trigger

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  • noun
  • Lever on a gun that you pull to fire
  • Device that starts a process
  • verb
  • To start a process off e.g. a memory

companion

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US / kəm'pænɪən /

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  • noun
  • Someone who keeps you company, goes out with you

attentive

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US / əˈtentɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Thoughtful and considerate
  • Paying attention to; concentrating on

cereal

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US / 'sɪərɪəl /

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  • noun
  • Breakfast food eaten with milk
  • Grain that can be eaten

keep

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US / ki:p /

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  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

maintain

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  • verb
  • To keep saying something a certain way
  • To keep (machine) working by checking, repairing
  • To keep, exist or continue without changing

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

scheme

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US / ski:m /

UK / skim /

A2
  • noun
  • Plan (sometimes dishonest) to get or do something
  • Way something is organized, e.g. colors of a room
  • verb
  • To make secret plans to do something (often bad)

slip

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US / slɪp /

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B1
  • noun
  • A field position in cricket
  • A quick escape or become free from something
  • Combination of clay and water, used in pottery
  • Occasion when something grows worse or drops lower
  • Minor mistake
  • Thin women's underwear to go under a dress
  • verb
  • To begin to fall as a result of losing balance
  • To escape or become free from something
  • To move from one state to another, usually worse
  • To slide out of place or fall to the ground
  • To occur or pass rapidly
  • To put something in a place quietly and secretly

conversation

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US / ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Talking with other people; discussion or chat

notice

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US / 'nəʊtɪs /

UK / ˈnotɪs /

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  • noun
  • Time by when you must leave, e.g. if you are fired
  • Paper with an announcement, e.g. pinned to a board
  • verb
  • To become aware by sight, touch, or hearing

mind

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US / maɪnd /

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  • noun
  • One's opinion or way of thinking about something
  • Part of humans that allows us to think or feel
  • verb
  • To be bothered or upset by something
  • To take care of someone e.g. as a bodyguard

next

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US / nekst /

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  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

oneself

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US / wʌnˈself /

UK / wʌnˈsɛlf /

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  • pronoun
  • Reflexive pronoun of 'one'; yourself

problem

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US / ˈprɒbləm /

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

have

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US / həv /

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

hinder

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UK / ˈhɪndɚ /

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  • verb
  • To make something slow or difficult

social

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US / ˈsəuʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving activity with people, e.g. in free time
  • Liking being with other people; friendly
  • Living together and depending on each other

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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

expert

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US / 'ekspɜ:t /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having special knowledge or skill
  • noun
  • Skillful person with special knowledge

gravitate

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  • verb
  • To move toward something due to an attraction

license

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

negative

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US / 'neɡətɪv /

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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

loud

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US / laʊd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being very bright with colors, clothes etc.
  • Making a lot of noise

low

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a small quantity, supply, or amount
  • Being unhappy or unpleasant in attitude
  • Not high; being near the ground, or bottom
  • (Of a voice, sound) being soft; quiet
  • noun
  • Situation of not having a lot of something

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

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  • verb
  • To act in a particular position or office
  • To hit the first ball to an opponent in tennis etc.
  • To be used for a particular purpose
  • To give someone food or drinks
  • To give a person or group a service that is needed
  • To spend a particular amount of time in prison
  • To help customers find products and making sales
  • To give an official paper to appear in court

see

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US / si: /

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  • 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)

could

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US / kəd /

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

enjoy

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US / ɪnˈdʒɔɪ /

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  • verb
  • To take pleasure in something

know

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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

moment

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US / 'məʊmənt /

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

often

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US / ˈɔfən /

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

focus

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US / 'fəʊkəs /

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  • noun
  • Main purpose or center of interest or activity
  • verb
  • To see clearly by adjusting your eyes or a camera
  • To keep your attention, concentration on one thing

remember

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  • verb
  • To give someone a gift, e.g. birthday, wedding
  • To hold a thought in your mind to not forget it
  • To bring a previous image or idea to your mind

symbolize

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  • verb
  • To represent to show a thing's essential character

uncover

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US / ʌn'kʌvə(r) /

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  • verb
  • To remove what is on top to show something
  • (Journalist) to discover some news to be reported

yale

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US / ˈjeɪl /

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  • other
  • English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his ho

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

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

first

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US / fɜ:st /

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

get

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US / ɡet /

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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

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

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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)

amplify

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US / 'æmplɪfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To increase the effect of something
  • To add more details to a story or something said

care

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US / keə(r) /

UK / kɛr /

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  • noun
  • Treatment you receive for your health or safety
  • Something that a person worries about
  • verb
  • To feel interest, concern, or worry
  • To look after someone or something

eye

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US / aɪ /

UK / aɪ /

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  • 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

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

health

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US / helθ /

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  • noun
  • (Person, company) being in a good condition; well

empathy

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US / ˈempəθi /

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  • noun
  • Understanding how other people feel/suffer

like

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US / laɪk /

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  • 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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

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

reaction

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US / rɪ'ækʃn /

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  • noun
  • Bodily response to a drug or something eaten
  • Feeling or action in response to something

shut

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US / ʃʌt /

UK / ʃʌt /

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  • verb
  • To stop being open for business
  • To close something, e.g. a door

that

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US / ðæt /

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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’

what

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US / wɒt /

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  • 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

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

comment

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US / 'kɒment /

UK / ˈkɑmɛnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you say, giving an opinion; remark
  • verb
  • To say something that gives your opinion

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

elusive

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US / iˈlu:sɪv /

UK / ɪˈlusɪv /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to find or catch
  • other
  • Difficult to understand or define

instantly

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US / ˈɪnstəntli /

UK / ˈɪnstəntli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a manner without delay; immediately

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

A1
  • noun
  • Movement done as part of a particular dance
  • Distance covered by one movement of a leg; stride
  • One part or stage in a process
  • Sound made by the feet while walking; footstep
  • Flat horizontal piece that forms stairs
  • verb
  • To raise and moving the foot to put it down

sea

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • Very large group of people, similar-looking things
  • Large body of salty water with land around it

evening

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US / ˈi:vnɪŋ /

UK / ˈivnɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Last part of the day and early part of night
  • A social event in the early part of the night
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

deadline

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US / ˈdedlaɪn /

UK / ˈdɛdˌlaɪn /

B1
  • noun
  • A date or time before which something must be done

irritable

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US / ˈɪrɪtəbl /

UK / ˈɪrɪtəbəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Annoyed; easily annoyed or angered

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

understanding

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US / ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ /

UK / ˌʌndərˈstændɪŋ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being sympathetic
  • noun
  • When you get the meaning correctly; comprehension
  • Knowledge about something or someone
  • verb
  • To know the meaning of language, what someone says

uninvited

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US / ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪd /

UK / ˌʌnɪnˈvaɪtɪd /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Unwelcome and unwanted

claim

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US / kleɪm /

UK / klem /

A2
  • noun
  • Demand for something that is believed to be due
  • Something said to be true when others don't agree
  • verb
  • To demand something that is believed to be due
  • To cause someone's life to come to an end
  • To say something is true when others may not agree

guest

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US / ɡest /

UK / ɡɛst /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to people visiting or staying at a place
  • noun
  • Person invited to visit or stay in someone's home
  • Paying customer at a hotel or restaurant

solve

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US / sɒlv /

UK / sɑ:lv /

A2
  • verb
  • To figure out a way to handle a difficult problem

stay

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US / steɪ /

UK / ste /

A1
  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

elsewhere

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US / ˌelsˈweə(r) /

UK / ˌelsˈwer /

A1
  • adverb
  • In, or to, another or different place

fun

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US / fʌn /

UK / fʌn /

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

hardly

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US / ˈhɑ:dli /

UK / ˈhɑ:rdli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Clearly or undoubtedly not; very little
  • Almost not; scarcely

growth

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US / grəʊθ /

UK / groʊθ /

A2
  • noun
  • Improvement, development in a skill over time
  • A mass on the skin or body part related to illness
  • Act of growing

embody

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US / ɪmˈbɒdi /

UK / ɪmˈbɑ:di /

B2
  • verb
  • To make something into part of a body or system

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

robert

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US / 'rɒbət /

UK / 'rɒbət /

A1
  • proper noun
  • The name of three kings of Scotland.

tendency

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US / 'tendənsɪ /

UK / ˈtɛndənsi /

A2
  • noun
  • Likelihood to behave in a particular way

value

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US / 'vælju: /

UK / ˈvælju /

A1
  • noun
  • Importance you attach to something
  • Some information expressed as a number
  • Stated price of something; worth
  • verb
  • To place a high importance on something
  • To say how much money something is worth

decrease

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US / dɪˈkri:s /

UK / dɪˈkris /

B1
  • noun
  • Amount by which something has been reduced
  • verb
  • To reduce the size, amount or number of something

typical

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US / ˈtɪpɪkl /

UK / ˈtɪpɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Normal; usual; expected

bang

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US / bæŋ /

UK / bæŋ /

A2
  • noun
  • Sudden loud noise, as when a bomb explodes
  • A loud noise
  • verb
  • To strike something loudly or forcefully

barely

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US / ˈbɛəli /

UK / ˈbɛrli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Only just; just possible

energy

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US / 'enədʒɪ /

UK / ˈɛnədʒi /

A2
  • noun
  • Physical or mental strength

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

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

listener

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US / ˈlɪsənə(r) /

UK / ˈlɪsənər /

A1
  • noun
  • Someone who listens

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

partner

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US / 'pɑ:tnə(r) /

UK / ˈpɑrtnɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • One you have a business/personal relationship with
  • Someone you have personal relationship with
  • verb
  • To join with others for work or other activity

recall

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US / rɪˈkɔ:l /

UK / rɪˈkɔl /

A2
  • noun
  • (Company) asking for the return of faulty goods
  • Act of remembering events or details of the past
  • verb
  • (Company) to ask for the return of faulty goods
  • To remember events or details of the past

tend

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US / tend /

UK / tɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To move or act in a certain manner
  • To take care of
  • To regularly behave in a certain way

watch

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US / wɒtʃ /

UK / wɑtʃ /

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

ballard

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US / ˌbæləˈdɪə(r) /

UK / ˌbæləˈdɪr /

A1

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

common

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US / 'kɒmən /

UK / ˈkɑmən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Shared; Belonging to or used by everyone
  • Typical, normal; not unusual
  • noun
  • Area in a city or town that is open to everyone
  • Field near a village owned by the local community

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

juggle

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US / ˈdʒʌgl /

UK / ˈdʒʌɡəl /

B2
  • verb
  • To entertain by throwing and catching balls, etc.

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”

prolong

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US / prə'lɒŋ /

UK / prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɑŋ /

B2
  • verb
  • To make continue for a longer amount of time

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

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

feedback

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US / ˈfi:dbæk /

UK / ˈfidˌbæk /

B1
  • noun
  • A response or opinion, about a service, etc.

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

sleep

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US / sli:p /

UK / slip /

A1
  • noun
  • Substance in a person's eyes after waking up
  • Period of time during which a person is asleep
  • verb
  • To have enough beds for
  • To rest your body in bed, as at night time

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

A1
  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

honey

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US / ˈhʌni /

UK / ˈhʌni /

A2
  • noun
  • Sweet, thick golden liquid that is made by bees
  • Darling; used to refer to express love

naturally

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US / ˈnætʃrəli /

UK / ˈnætʃərəli, ˈnætʃrə- /

A2
  • adverb
  • In the expected or usual way
  • Without the aid of someone or 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

worry

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US / ˈwʌri /

UK / ˈwɜ:ri /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that causes trouble or concern
  • verb
  • To cause concern or trouble over something

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

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

leaf

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US / li:f /

UK / lif /

A2
  • noun
  • Page in a book
  • Green part of a tree or plant
  • verb
  • To look through pages in a book

management

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US / 'mænɪdʒmənt /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • People who are in control of a business or group
  • The process of running an organization

oven

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US / ˈʌvn /

UK / ˈʌvən /

B1
  • noun
  • Kitchen appliance you put food in to bake, roast

symptom

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US / 'sɪmptəm /

UK / ˈsɪmtəm, ˈsɪmp- /

B1
  • noun
  • Sign that suggests that there is a problem

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

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

list

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US / lɪst /

UK / lɪst /

A1
  • noun
  • Lean of a boat to one side
  • Series of written names, words or numbers
  • verb
  • To lean to one side, like a boat or ship
  • To present for sale for a specific price
  • To write a series of names, words, or numbers

change

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US / tʃeɪndʒ /

UK / tʃendʒ /

A1
  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

isolate

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US / ˈaɪsəleɪt /

UK / ˈaɪsəˌlet /

B1
  • verb
  • To identify, consider, or deal with separately
  • To keep in a place or situation apart from others
  • To separate something from another substance

lovable

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US / ˈlʌvəbl /

UK / ˈlʌvəbəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Arousing affection; funny; likeable

patience

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US / ˈpeɪʃns /

UK / ˈpeʃəns /

B2
  • noun
  • Ability to wait without being annoyed

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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

socially

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US / 'səʊʃəlɪ /

UK / ˈsoʃəlɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • As part of a social group

trivial

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US / 'trɪvɪəl /

UK / ˈtrɪviəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Small; unimportant; worthless

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

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

close

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US / kləʊz /

UK / kloʊz /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Almost; near
  • (Of a friend) well-known; liked by others
  • Being near or related
  • Similar; nearly the same
  • verb
  • To come progressively nearer to something
  • To end; to bring to an end
  • To make something shut; stop from being open

crucial

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US / 'kru:ʃl /

UK / ˈkruʃəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Extremely important or necessary

cuddly

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US / ˈkʌdli /

UK / ˈkʌdli /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • That makes you want to bug them; plump or friendly

distant

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US / 'dɪstənt /

UK / ˈdɪstənt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Unfriendly; cold
  • Existing or happening far away in place or time
  • (Of relationships) not being closely related

link

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US / lɪŋk /

UK / lɪŋk /

A2
  • noun
  • Any one of the rings that are part of a chain
  • Connection between two or more things or people
  • Webpage item you click to go to another webpage
  • verb
  • To join or connect together

irritability

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US / ˌɪrɪtə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / ˌɪrɪtəˈbɪlɪti /

B2
  • noun
  • Characteristic of being easily angered, and often

movie

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US / ˈmu:vi /

UK / ˈmuvi /

A1
  • noun
  • Motion picture; film

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

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

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

slight

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US / slaɪt /

UK / slaɪt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Small (amount, quality)
  • Appearing thin, delicate and physically weak
  • noun
  • Rude and disrepectful treatment
  • verb
  • To ignore or treat rudely and with no respect

bit

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US / bɪt /

UK / bɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • Device put in a horse's mouth to control it
  • Small piece of something
  • verb
  • (E.g. of fish) to take bait and be caught

imperfection

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US / ˌɪmpəˈfekʃn /

UK / ˌɪmpərˈfekʃn /

B1
  • noun
  • Something that makes something less than perfect

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

kansas

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US / ˈkænzəs /

UK / ˈkænzəs /

A1
  • other
  • A state in midwestern United States

snap

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US / snæp /

UK / snæp /

B1
  • noun
  • An informal word for a photograph
  • verb
  • To close your mouth quickly like biting something
  • To break something dry and thin, e.g. a branch
  • To lose control of your emotions; get angry

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

cloud

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US / klaʊd /

UK / klaʊd /

A1
  • noun
  • A mass of smoke or mist hanging in the air
  • verb
  • To confuse the mind/judgment of a person
  • (Of the sky) to get darker and fill with clouds
  • To make (glass, etc.) difficult to see through
  • To make an activity less pleasant or enjoyable
  • (Of person's face, etc.) to show worry/anger

description

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US / dɪˈskrɪpʃn /

UK / dɪˈskrɪpʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Explanation of what something is like, looks like

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

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

whether

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US / ˈweðə(r) /

UK / ˈhwɛðɚ, ˈwɛð- /

A1
  • conjunction
  • If something will happen or not

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

boss

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US / bɒs /

UK / bɔs, bɑs /

A1
  • noun
  • Person in charge of you at work
  • verb
  • To give orders to someone in an unpleasant way

feeling

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US / ˈfi:lɪŋ /

UK / ˈfilɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Sensation or emotion you experience
  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

helpful

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US / ˈhelpfl /

UK / ˈhɛlpfəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Doing things that help someone

mood

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US / mu:d /

UK / mud /

A1
  • noun
  • Emotion or a state of mind; how you feel

transform

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US / træns'fɔ:m /

UK / trænsˈfɔrm /

C2
  • verb
  • To change the shape completely in a good way

subscribe

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US / səb'skraɪb /

UK / səbˈskraɪb /

B1
  • verb
  • To regularly pay to receive a service

amy

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US / ə'mju:zɪŋlɪ /

UK / ə'mju:zɪŋlɪ /

A1

food

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US / fu:d /

UK / fud /

A1
  • noun
  • What people and animals eat to live
  • Things taken in by plants to maintain life
  • A particular style or type of cooking, e.g. Asian

maybe

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US / ˈmeɪbi /

UK / ˈmebi /

A1
  • adverb
  • Possibly but not certainly; perhaps

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

relationship

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US / rɪˈleɪʃnʃɪp /

UK / rɪˈleʃənˌʃɪp /

A2
  • noun
  • Connection between two or more people or things
  • Way people interact or live with each other
  • Romantic or loving friendship between two people

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

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

experience

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US / ɪk'spɪərɪəns /

UK / ɪkˈspɪriəns /

A1
  • noun
  • Thing a person has done or that happened to them
  • An event at which you learned something
  • Knowledge gained by living life, doing new things
  • verb
  • To gain knowledge by doing things

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

unintentionally

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US / ˌʌnɪn'tenʃənəlɪ /

UK / ˌʌnɪn'tenʃənəlɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • Without intention; accidentally

anxiety

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US / æŋ'zaɪətɪ /

UK / æŋˈzaɪɪti /

B1
  • noun
  • Fear about what might happen; worry

mingle

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US / ˈmɪŋgl /

UK / ˈmɪŋɡəl /

B2
  • verb
  • To mix or come into contact, as people at a party

renewal

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US / rɪˈnju:əl /

UK / rɪˈnu:əl /

B1
  • noun
  • Action of making something more modern or like new

video

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US / 'vɪdɪəʊ /

UK / ˈvɪdiˌo /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

weigh

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US / weɪ /

UK / weɪ /

A2
  • verb
  • To balance things against each other
  • To consider something carefully to form an opinion
  • To determine the weight of, using scales

usually

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US / ˈju:ʒuəli /

UK / ˈjuːʒuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Normally; regularly

allure

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US / ə'lʊə(r) /

UK / əˈlʊr /

C1
  • noun
  • Attraction to something desirable
  • verb
  • To be attracted to something desirable

decision

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US / dɪ'sɪʒn /

UK / dɪˈsɪʒən /

A1
  • noun
  • Choice made after thinking; final judgment
  • Ability to make quick and confident choices

attraction

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US / ə'trækʃn /

UK / əˈtrækʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Theme park or fairground; place worth visiting
  • The act of making someone become interested in

unconsciously

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US / ʌnˈkɒnʃəsli /

UK / ʌnˈkɑnʃəslɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • Without thinking; not deliberately

tough

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US / tʌf /

UK / tʌf /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of food) difficult to chew or bite through
  • Very difficult to do or deal with
  • Having strict standards
  • Being firm and not easily bent or broken
  • Being strong physically or mentally
  • Being difficult to persuade
  • Capable of violence

towards

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US / tə'wɔ:dz /

UK / 'təuədz, twɔ:dz /

A1
  • preposition
  • In the direction of someone or something

ability

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US / ə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / əˈbɪlɪti /

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

barrier

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US / 'bærɪə(r) /

UK / ˈbæriɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Difficult situation preventing something happening
  • Structure or object that stops free movement

desire

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US / dɪ'zaɪə(r) /

UK / dɪˈzaɪr /

A2
  • noun
  • Thing that is wished for or wanted
  • verb
  • To wish for, hope or want something

daniel

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US / 'dænjəl /

UK / 'dænjəl /

A1
  • noun
  • (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection w
  • other
  • A wise and upright judge
  • An Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the cou

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

A1
  • 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

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

research

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US / rɪ'sɜ:tʃ /

UK / rɪˈsɚtʃ, ˈriˌsɚtʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Study done to discover new ideas and facts
  • Work done to find or discover knowledge
  • verb
  • To study in order to discover new ideas and facts

shout

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US / ʃaʊt /

UK / ʃaʊt /

A2
  • noun
  • Speaking loudly so you get attention
  • verb
  • To speak very loudly to get attention

box

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US / bɒks /

UK / bɑ:ks /

A1
  • noun
  • A marked area of a baseball field
  • A container with four straight sides and a lid
  • Area of seating in a theater separated from others
  • A 4 sided container or shape printed on a page
  • Entire amount of something inside a container
  • verb
  • To strike someone on the side of the head
  • To pack an object in a six-sided container
  • To fight with gloved hands as a sport

interested

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US / ˈɪntrəstɪd /

UK / ˈɪntrɪstɪd, -tərɪstɪd, -təˌrɛstɪd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having had your attention taken; curious
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

pick

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US / pɪk /

UK / pɪk /

A1
  • noun
  • Sharp tool used for breaking the ground
  • Item selected from a group of choices
  • verb
  • To take fruit or vegetables from a plant or tree
  • To decide on a thing from various choices; select
  • To remove (flower, etc.) with your fingers

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

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

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

understand

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US / ˌʌndə'stænd /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈstænd /

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

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

listen

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US / ˈlɪsn /

UK / ˈlɪsən /

A1
  • verb
  • To carefully consider what someone is saying

plus

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US / plʌs /

UK / plʌs /

A2
  • noun
  • A benefit or advantage
  • preposition
  • In addition; add
  • In addition to; Indicates a number above
  • Having a value greater than zero

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition, also; with emphasis
  • Say that something is more than you want

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

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

A1
  • 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')

small

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US / smɔ:l /

UK / smɔl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Little in size; not big
  • (Of letters) not written in capital letters
  • Being insignificant or minor
  • (Of a business) with few people or things; local
  • (Of voice) being soft and quiet
  • (Of a child) being young

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

A1
  • 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

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

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

explain

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US / ɪk'spleɪn /

UK / ɪkˈsplen /

A1
  • verb
  • To make clear or easy to understand by describing

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

A1
  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

skill

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US / skɪl /

UK / skɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Ability to do something well

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

always

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US / 'ɔ:lweɪz /

UK / ˈɔlwez,-wɪz,-wiz /

A1
  • adverb
  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

refill

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US / ˌri:ˈfɪl /

UK / riˈfɪl /

B1
  • noun
  • Additional material added to fill something again
  • verb
  • To make something full again

thousand

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US / ˈθaʊznd /

UK / ˈθaʊzənd /

A1
  • number
  • Number 1,000

someone

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US / ˈsʌmwʌn /

UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

soft

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US / sɒft /

UK / sɔft, sɑft /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having flowing curves rather than sharp edges
  • Easy to press, bend or cut; not hard or firm
  • Showing a sympathetic and gentle heart
  • Not rough to the touch; light in feel
  • (Of lights, music) not too bright; not too loud

withdraw

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US / wɪð'drɔ: /

UK / wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ- /

B1
  • verb
  • To take money out of a bank account
  • To pull back; move away or backward from something
  • To remove something from its place or position
  • To stop taking a strong, usually illegal, drug
  • To take something back that was given or offered

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

A1
  • number
  • 1,000,000

matter

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US / 'mætə(r) /

UK / ˈmætɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Material all things are made of that fills space
  • Problem or reason for concern
  • verb
  • To be of great importance; to count

traffic

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US / 'træfɪk /

UK / ˈtræfɪk /

A2
  • noun
  • The cars or vehicles on the road
  • Amount of activity over a communication system

while

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US / waɪl /

UK / hwaɪl, waɪl /

A1
  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

comfort

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US / 'kʌmfət /

UK / ˈkʌmfət /

A2
  • noun
  • Acts or words that reduce pain or sadness
  • State of being relaxed, warm or happy
  • verb
  • To try to make distressed person feel better

immediately

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US / ɪˈmi:diətli /

UK / ɪˈmidiɪtli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Without any delay; straight away

prioritize

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US / praɪˈɒrətaɪz /

UK / praɪˈɔ:rətaɪz /

B1
  • verb
  • To rank things in importance

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

A1
  • 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

alone

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US / ə'ləʊn /

UK / əˈlon /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Apart from others
  • Without equal
  • adverb
  • Without anyone or anything else

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

lead

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US / li:d /

UK / lid /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the main part in movies or plays
  • noun
  • Wire for electricity, computer, etc.; cable
  • Information that could help to solve a crime
  • Main part in a play or movie
  • Heavy, gray metal element
  • Rope used to tie something to stop it escaping
  • Act of being at the front in a race or game
  • verb
  • To show the way or guide others
  • To be at the front of a race or game
  • To travel in front of; go in advance of others

natural

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US / ˈnætʃərəl /

UK / ˈnætʃərəl, ˈnætʃrəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being as one would expect; being usual or normal
  • Not made by humans; without human intervention

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

A1
  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

might

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US / maɪt /

UK / maɪt /

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

receive

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US / rɪ'si:v /

UK / rɪˈsiv /

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

renowned

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US / rɪˈnaʊnd /

UK / rɪˈnaʊnd /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Widely known and esteemed

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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

less

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US / les /

UK / lɛs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Smaller in amount or degree
  • adverb
  • To a smaller degree
  • noun
  • A smaller amount
  • preposition
  • With the subtraction of

patient

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US / 'peɪʃnt /

UK / ˈpeʃənt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Not getting annoyed when things take a long time
  • noun
  • Person who receives medical treatment or care

stanford

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US / ˈstænfəd /

UK / ˈstænfərd /

A1

valuable

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US / ˈvæljuəbl /

UK / ˈvæljuəbəl, ˈvæljə- /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being useful or important
  • Being worth a lot of money

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

UK / əˈkrɔs,əˈkrɑs /

A1
  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

free

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US / fri: /

UK / fri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Living, happening without being controlled
  • Costing no money
  • Not working; not busy
  • verb
  • To release (e.g. bird) from a cage or prison

oat

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US / əʊt /

UK / oʊt /

B2
  • noun
  • Widely grown grain eaten as, or used in, food

ready

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US / 'redɪ /

UK / ˈrɛdi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being likely or about to do something
  • Being willing to do a task
  • verb
  • To prepare something for use or action

prickly

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US / 'prɪklɪ /

UK / ˈprɪkli /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Causing or having a sharp needle-like feeling

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

fog

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US / fɒg /

UK / fɔ:g /

B1
  • noun
  • Cloudy air that makes seeing things difficult
  • verb
  • To have water drops on it so you cannot see out

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

A1
  • 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)

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

surprisingly

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US / sə'praɪzɪŋlɪ /

UK / səˈpraɪzɪŋlɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In an unexpected manner; to an unexpected degree

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

grand

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US / ɡrænd /

UK / ɡrænd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • A counter for 1000 of something
  • Great in amount, number or size
  • Being highest in status or rank; impressive

stand

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US / stænd /

UK / stænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning region within a country
  • noun
  • Region within a country, with its own government
  • Situation or condition something is in
  • verb
  • To say; declare as fact

truly

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US / 'tru:lɪ /

UK / ˈtruli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In accordance with truth, fact or reality; really

interfere

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US / ˌɪntə'fɪə(r) /

UK / ˌɪntɚˈfɪr /

B1
  • verb
  • To get involved in something not your business

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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

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

psychological

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US / ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkl /

UK / ˌsaɪkəˈlɑdʒɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the study of the mind
  • Concerning psychology

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

perfect

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US / 'pɜ:fɪkt /

UK / ˈpɚfɪkt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • So good it cannot be improved
  • verb
  • To do something so well, it cannot be done better

stress

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US / stres /

UK / strɛs /

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  • A state of mental tension, worry due to problems
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  • Very hard to believe

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  • A place away from home and work to relax
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  • A change away from a previous opinion or belief
  • Act of going away from something difficult
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  • Sane; not mentally ill
  • Clearly reasoned; involving sense, good judgment
  • noun
  • Unique quality that characterizes a style of music
  • Waves traveling in air or water that can be heard
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  • Vehicle pulled by a single horse
  • Area or hazard on a golf course
  • Someone's mouth
  • Uncomfortable event that is hard to escape
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  • To use a device to catch animals or people
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  • To trick someone
  • To put into a situation you can't escape from

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  • To use time in order to do something
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  • adverb
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  • preposition
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  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

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  • 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
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  • 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

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

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  • Happy noise you make when something is funny
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music

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  • Academic study of rhythms and sounds
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positive

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  • 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

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  • Decorated with squares made up of lines
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  • 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

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  • Color of young leaves
  • Covered with vegetation, e.g. grass
  • Concerned about protecting the environment
  • The color of young leaves
  • Lacking in experience/knowledge due to being young
  • Being not fully grown or ripe, as in fruit
  • noun
  • Large grassy area
  • used as a part of a name of a place (UK)

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  • Strong efforts made to do something difficult
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situation

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

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  • Surprise caused by experiencing something amazing
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  • To feel curious about something
  • To think or consider about something over time

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  • A state in midwestern United States

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

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  • Something for which one has a great love
  • Strong sexual feelings toward someone

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  • Degree to which something is stretched tight

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  • Front part of the head where eyes, mouth etc. are
  • Characteristics you show in public
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  • To deal with a problem or responsibilities
  • To look toward; point in a certain direction

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  • Official court decision given by judge

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  • Being pale and lacking darkness of color
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  • adverb
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  • Way in which something or someone is understood
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  • To cause something to burn; put a burning match to
  • To provide a way to see ahead

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  • Small cloud of air/smoke that can be seen or felt
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  • To produce a small cloud of smoke, steam etc.
  • To breath smoke from a pipe, etc. in and out

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  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
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  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
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  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
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  • To become the leader of something
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  • Appearance or sense of a dead person
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  • Different, better or greater than normal
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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Introduction: Understanding the Effects of Stress on Psychological AttractivenessIn a fast-paced world filled with endless responsibilities and pressures, it's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and on the brink of losing control. This constant juggling act can take a toll on various aspects of our lives, including our relationships. Have you noticed that your once thriving connections are now slipping away? The reason may lie in the all-nighters, demanding bosses, and elusive sleep that have left you on edge. This article aims to shed light on the impact of stress on psychological attractiveness, emphasizing the importance of mental health in maintaining our allure.Recognizing the significance of mental well-being alongside love and attraction, we present a special exploration of stress and its effects on our overall attractiveness. For those who are passionate about maintaining their allure, this article is here to provide insight into the connection between stress and psychological attractiveness. By understanding the ways in which stress can diminish our appeal, we can actively work towards mitigating its negative effects.Irritability: A Sign of Stress and Decreased AttractivenessImagine a scenario where even the faintest noise feels like an enormous disturbance. It's as if the distant sound of traffic outside is echoing in your living room, disrupting your focus and serenity. This common experience, as explained by Dr. Robert Zabolsky, a leading neuroendocrinologist at Stanford, is a manifestation of chronic stress.Consistent irritability, born out of enduring stress, has a profound impact on our perceived attractiveness. When others sense that they must tread carefully around us at all times, it becomes challenging for them to appreciate our wonderful qualities. Consequently, our overall allure takes a hit, leading to a potential decline in social connections.Moreover, it's vital to acknowledge that our moods can be contagious. If we frequently exhibit irritability, it is highly likely that those around us will begin to adopt a prickly demeanor themselves. This cascade of negative emotions not only further dampens our attractiveness but also strains the relationships we hold dear.To be continued...
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  • Hey there.
  • Ever feel like you're barely keeping your head above water, juggling a million things and watching your relationships slip away?
  • The all-nighters, demanding boss, and elusive sleep have left you on edge.
  • And your friends have noticed the change.
  • I get it.
  • And I want you to know you're not alone in this struggle.
  • So let's dive in together and uncover how stress can affect your psychological attractiveness.
  • While we've received great feedback on our love and attraction videos, we recognize that mental health matters too.
  • And that's why we have something special for all you attraction enthusiasts today.
  • We understand that you are desired to maintain your allure and we want to use that passion to shine a light on a crucial aspect of wellbeing, mental health.
  • So here are eight ways stress can make you psychologically less attractive.
  • Irritability.
  • Ever experienced moments when even the slightest noise seems like a banging gong?
  • Like that time you were trying to focus, but the distant sound of traffic felt like it was right in your living room?
  • Dr. Robert Zabolsky, a renowned neuroendocrinologist at Stanford explains that this is a common reaction to chronic stress.
  • Consistent irritability can really take a toll on how attractive you come across to others.
  • It's like this.
  • If people feel they have to tread lightly around us, they might find it hard to see your great qualities, which can put a dent in your overall attractiveness.
  • And don't forget, your mood can rub off on others too.
  • So if you're often irritable, they might start to feel a bit prickly themselves after being with you.
  • Your irritable mood, like when you shouted at your sibling to shut off soft music, claiming it was too loud, builds a prickly barrier around you that can push people away, making them like your sibling more distant.
  • Remember, this isn't your natural state.
  • It's stress changing your reactions.
  • Negativity.
  • Have you ever been to a party where everyone is laughing, enjoying the food and music, but you find yourself lost in thoughts about the project deadline next week?
  • You try to mingle and have fun, but your mind is elsewhere, trapped in a vortex of work stress.
  • Dr. David Ballard, a psychologist and stress management expert shares that chronic stress can transform even the most positive person into a doom-monger.
  • People often gravitate towards positivity and light.
  • And surprisingly, if you're always negative, people around you might unconsciously pick up that vibe, making it tough for them to see your truly amazing qualities.
  • It's hard to be the life of the party when you're weighed down by stress.
  • But remember, it's not you.
  • It's the stress-induced negativity.
  • Anxiety.
  • Ever found yourself lost in a sea of worries about things that hardly matter in the grand scheme?
  • Like that day you went out for coffee, but instead spent the whole time wondering if you'd left the oven on?
  • Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin notes that stress often triggers or amplifies feelings of anxiety.
  • If anxiety is often your uninvited guest, it might make you seem a bit less appealing to others.
  • It can be hard for people to connect if they feel you're always on edge.
  • Plus, your anxiety could unintentionally make others feel tense around you.
  • And that tension can get in the way of them seeing the truly wonderful person you are.
  • It's not easy to navigate social situations when riddled with worry.
  • But remember, this isn't you.
  • It's the stress.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Do you remember an evening when you were invited to a get together with friends, but instead you chose to stay in?
  • Not because you didn't wanna go, but because you just didn't have the energy to face people.
  • This tendency to withdraw and isolate oneself is another symptom of chronic stress, says Dr. Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist and author.
  • When you tend to withdraw socially, it might come off as though you're not interested in others.
  • And this could make you seem less approachable or attractive.
  • Prolonged isolation can inadvertently push your loved ones away too.
  • Remember, you're not naturally a hermit.
  • It's the stress making you retreat.
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  • Poor listening skills.
  • Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where your mind is racing with a thousand thoughts and you're unable to focus on what the other person is saying?
  • It's as though you're physically there, but your mind is somewhere else.
  • Dr. Xavier Amador, a leading expert in psychology and awareness, explains that stress can cloud your focus, hindering your listening skills.
  • If you're not the best at listening, it might come across as though you don't genuinely care about what others have to say.
  • And this could make you seem a bit less attractive.
  • Remember, you're still the attentive listener your friends value.
  • It's the stress that's distracting you.
  • Decreased empathy.
  • Can you recall a time when a friend was sharing their troubles with you, but instead of providing a comforting ear, you found yourself getting frustrated with their problems?
  • You regretted it instantly, of course.
  • Dr. Sarah Conrath, a psychologist at Indiana University, says that chronic stress can limit your capacity for empathy.
  • If you're not showing a lot of empathy, it can feel to others like you're not really understanding or caring about others' experiences, which might make you come across as less appealing.
  • It might feel like you're becoming more self-centered, but remember, it's the stress interfering with your ability to connect, not you.
  • Reduced patience.
  • Remember that time when you snapped at your partner for something as trivial as forgetting to refill a coffee jar?
  • You saw the surprise and hurt in their eyes and felt immediately sorry.
  • This tendency to be short-tempered is a typical stress reaction, says Dr. David S. Holmes, a stress research expert at the University of Kansas.
  • If you're often running low on patience, it might come across as though you're not truly invested in the moment or the people around you, which can make you seem less appealing.
  • Remember, it's not you, it's the stress.
  • You're still the patient and understanding person you know yourself to be.
  • Impaired decision-making.
  • Have you ever found yourself struggling to make even the smallest decisions, like standing in the cereal aisle for way too long because you can't decide between the honey oats or the chocolate puffs?
  • Or maybe your friend asks you to choose a movie for the night, but you're so overwhelmed that you asked them to decide instead.
  • Dr. Amy Arnston, a neuroscientist at Yale University, explains that chronic stress can impair our decision-making skills.
  • It's like your brain is in a fog and you can't find the clarity you usually have.
  • A good decision-maker is often seen as someone who's confident and sure-footed.
  • If you're struggling with that, people might not get to see the truly incredible person you are.
  • But remember, it's the stress that's clouding your judgment.
  • You're still the decisive and confident person you've always been.
  • So, are you seeing these signs in yourself for someone close to you?
  • Feel free to comment down below.
  • Remember, understanding the problem is the first step towards solving it.
  • Share this video with someone who might find it helpful.
  • Until next time, remember, it's not you, it's the stress.
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