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Ustalost - Before the Glinting Spell Unvests ALBUM REVIEW

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passage

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US / 'pæsɪdʒ /

UK / ˈpæsɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Process of moving through time
  • Journey by ship from one place to another
  • Narrow opening which things can go through

term

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US / tɜ:m /

UK / tɚm /

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

bell

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  • noun
  • Metal object shaped like a cup that rings when hit
  • Electronic device that makes a ringing sound

entire

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

fade

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US / feɪd /

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  • verb
  • To cause to lose brightness of color
  • To lose strength or freshness

glint

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US / glɪnt /

UK / ɡlɪnt /

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  • noun
  • Tiny, bright flash of light
  • verb
  • To emit a tiny, bright flash of light

john

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  • noun
  • A toilet.
  • A prostitute's client.
  • proper noun
  • (1165–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; king of England 1199–1216; known as John Lack
  • The name of six kings of Portugal.

instantaneously

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US / ˌɪnstən'teɪnɪəslɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Without any delay at all

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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

other

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

love

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US / lʌv /

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  • 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

one

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

epic

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  • adjecitve
  • Going on for a long time; awe-inspiring
  • noun
  • A long story, often about many people and events

band

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US / bænd /

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  • noun
  • Group of people who work together e.g. play music
  • Thin piece of material that wraps around something
  • verb
  • To come together to work on a project
  • To tie things together using string or rope

finger

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  • noun
  • One of the five long parts of the hand
  • verb
  • To touch something with the ends of the hands
  • To identify the person guilty of a crime

less

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

wish

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  • noun
  • Expression of a hope for something in the future
  • verb
  • To want something to happen or to become true

alone

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

analogue

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  • noun
  • Something that is similar to another; equivalent

big

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

bass

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  • noun
  • Type of fish
  • Large cello or electric guitar with 4 strings
  • Lowest-sounding singing voice

colorful

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  • adjecitve
  • Being exciting or interesting; lively
  • Having a lot of color or colors

creative

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  • adjecitve
  • Having the ability to make something new

enchant

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  • verb
  • To hold the admiration of others; charm
  • To influence someone using spells or magic

fit

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  • adjecitve
  • Good looking; physically attractive
  • Proper or acceptable; morally or socially correct
  • noun
  • Sudden loss of body control; attack (of crying)
  • verb
  • To install a machine, equipment etc.
  • To adjust or change to the right size or shape
  • To be the right size and shape that you want

let

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

mention

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  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about something

little

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

rate

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

the

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US / ðə /

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

sinister

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  • adjecitve
  • Suggesting evil or danger; threatening

across

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

swirl

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US / swɜ:l /

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  • verb
  • To make a twisting shape, mark, or pattern

this

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

chord

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  • noun
  • Line that joins two points on a circle
  • Combination of musical notes played at same time

level

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  • adjecitve
  • (Sports) equal to another
  • Being steady and determined (e.g. a voice)
  • noun
  • Specific height of something
  • Amount of ability you have compared to others
  • Floor or deck within a building
  • Tool used to determine if something is lying flat
  • verb
  • To aim a gun at someone
  • To destroy a building; flatten an area completely
  • To make things flat or even
  • To make a score equal to another, in sports

surprised

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling a shock when something unexpected happens
  • verb
  • To do something that another person didn't expect

also

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

fine

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  • adjecitve
  • Good, acceptable or satisfactory
  • Of high quality; made with great skill
  • In a careful or exact manner; into small pieces
  • Being of high quality
  • Good; okay; no problem
  • (Of weather) good; not raining
  • noun
  • Money you have to pay because you broke a rule
  • verb
  • To pay money because you broke a law

kind

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

you

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US / jʊ /

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

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

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

instrumentation

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  • noun
  • Series of gauges and dials that provide data

mean

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  • 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

offer

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  • noun
  • Price you say you are willing to pay for something
  • Act of making a thing available to be accepted
  • verb
  • To suggest a price you are willing to pay
  • To give the opportunity to accept something
  • To say you are willing to do something
  • To give or say something as an act of worship

suddenly

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  • adverb
  • In an unexpected or very quick manner

spell

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  • noun
  • Making some magic happen; form of words to do this
  • Period of time; time when an action is being done
  • verb
  • To lead to future trouble
  • To be able to write (or say) the letters of a word

chant

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  • noun
  • Act of saying words with a musical tone
  • Song or religious prayer made of few musical notes
  • verb
  • To repeat a word or groups of words continuously
  • To say words with musical intonation
  • To sing a religious song made of few musical notes

despite

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

progression

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  • noun
  • Process of developing over time

touch

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  • noun
  • Certain way of doing that makes something special
  • A small amount of something
  • Feeling of a surface
  • verb
  • To affect feelings, especially by causing sympathy
  • To be next to each other with no space between
  • To get involved with (used in negative)
  • To feel an object with your fingers, etc.

each

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  • determiner
  • Every one of two or more things
  • pronoun
  • Per one person or thing

meld

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  • verb
  • To lose its distinct outline/shape; blend into

recommend

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  • verb
  • To advise or suggest that someone do something

synthesizer

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  • noun
  • Electronic musical instrument that copies sounds

track

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US / træk /

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  • noun
  • A circular course for running
  • Course or way someone takes, e.g. in education
  • Path in a field or a forest made by walkers
  • Often circular course laid out for car racing
  • One of multiple musical recordings on an album
  • Band surrounding the wheels of a tank
  • Metal lines that trains ride on
  • verb
  • To use marks to follow a wild animal
  • To move a certain way/follow a particular course
  • To record and examine the progress of something

yeah

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

about

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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)

different

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

even

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US / 'i:vn /

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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

eye

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US / 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

eventually

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  • adverb
  • After a long time; after many attempts; in the end

fly

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  • noun
  • Common flying insect, sometimes blue in color
  • Opening with fold of cloth hiding zipper on pants
  • verb
  • To move in the wind, e.g. a flag
  • To move at a high speed
  • To travel in a plane, helicopter, balloon etc.
  • To pilot people or items by plane
  • To travel through the air using wings

like

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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

pagan

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  • noun
  • People who do not have a formal religion

people

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

second

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  • adjecitve
  • 2nd; the one following first
  • noun
  • Unit of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short period of time that you wait for someone
  • (Do) soon

that

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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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  • 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

first

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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

present

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in attendance; being there; having turned up
  • noun
  • Gift
  • Verb tense indicating an action is happening now
  • Current time; now
  • verb
  • To introduce someone to others
  • To host a program on television or radio
  • To give a speech or presentation
  • To show something to someone who will examine it
  • To appear or happen
  • To give an award or prize to someone

transcendental

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of an experience) very influential; exceptional

devilish

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  • adjecitve
  • Showing the cunning or wickedness typical devils

slowly

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  • adverb
  • In an unhurried or not speedy manner

then

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

vaguely

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  • adverb
  • In a vague way; not fully

hit

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  • noun
  • A planned killing, usually for money
  • Song, movie etc. that is successful
  • When someone strikes someone or something
  • Time when a player makes contact with the ball
  • Time when a website is accessed
  • verb
  • To have a negative impact on a person/place/thing
  • To press something, such as a button or switch
  • To suddenly realize the importance of something
  • To move your hand, a bat, etc. against with force
  • To fight, attack or damage something or someone
  • To arrive at a specific place, level, or goal
  • To make contact with the ball in a game or sport

nerd

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  • noun
  • Intelligent but single-minded expert in a field

style

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

blast

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  • noun
  • Destructive wave of air from an explosion
  • Strong current of wind
  • verb
  • To attack someone with words
  • To destroy something with explosives
  • To make a loud noise on or with something

east

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US / i:st /

UK / i:st /

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

forever

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  • adverb
  • For all future time; in the future

paint

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  • noun
  • Colored liquid you apply with a brush
  • verb
  • To make a picture with colored liquids
  • To describe as
  • To apply a color, oil or sealant with a brush

name

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US / neɪm /

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

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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A1
  • 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

memorability

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US / ˌmemərəˈbɪlɪti /

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  • noun
  • Quality of being worth remembering

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

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

put

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US / pʊt /

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  • 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

seat

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  • noun
  • Place where a government or organization is based
  • A chair or place to sit
  • Official position in an organization
  • Part of a chair on which a person sits
  • verb
  • To have seats available for a number of people
  • To give someone a place to sit down

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

hate

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US / heɪt /

UK / het /

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  • noun
  • Severe, deep sense of dislike or anger
  • An object that you hate
  • verb
  • To have a very strong feeling of dislike for

midst

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  • noun
  • Middle area or part of something

out

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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

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

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

channel

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US / 'tʃænl /

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B1
  • noun
  • Long hole dug in the ground, e.g. to move water
  • TV or radio station or its programs
  • Method or way of sending or receiving information
  • Narrow passage through which water travels
  • Method or route used for sending or getting things
  • verb
  • To dig a long hole for carrying water
  • To send (e.g. money) to a certain place or person
  • To direct water or liquid through a passage
  • To direct energy or feelings into something

composition

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US / ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑ:mpəˈzɪʃn /

A2
  • noun
  • Piece of writing, music etc.
  • A piece of music
  • Structure of a picture or image to make an effect

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

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

experiment

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US / ɪk'sperɪmənt /

UK / ɪkˈspɛrəmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Test performed to assess new ideas or theories
  • verb
  • To create and perform tests to research something
  • To try something new that you haven't tried before

harmony

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US / 'hɑ:mənɪ /

UK / ˈhɑrməni /

B1
  • noun
  • Pleasing, attractive combination of parts, things
  • When musical notes sound pleasing together
  • State of getting along together in peace

gem

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US / dʒem /

UK / dʒɛm /

B1
  • noun
  • Jewel or precious stone, usually cut into a shape

layer

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US / ˈleiə /

UK / ˈleɚ /

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

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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

abrupt

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US / əˈbrʌpt /

UK / əˈbrʌpt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Very sudden, often in a bad way

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

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

riff

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US / rɪf /

UK / rɪf /

C1
  • noun
  • Short series of repeated notes in music

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

UK / ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

A1
  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

warmth

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US / wɔ:mθ /

UK / wɔ:rmθ /

A1
  • noun
  • Quality of kindness, friendliness, or sincerity
  • A friendly manner
  • State of being warm but not hot or cold

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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

tight

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US / taɪt /

UK / taɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Showing anxiety or anger; tense
  • Positioned physically close together
  • Managed or controlled in a strict and careful way
  • (Of road, bend) curving sharply
  • Drunk
  • Being equally matched in ability or score
  • Lacking extra space
  • Having limited time available
  • Being very limited in supply
  • Not generous; mean with money; stingy
  • (Rope or tie) pulled strongly
  • Being in a good solid relationship
  • adverb
  • Firmly; so it can't move

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

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

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

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

dabble

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US / 'dæbl /

UK / ˈdæbəl /

C1
  • verb
  • To take part in an activity in a casual manner
  • To dip your hand in water and move it around

medieval

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US / ˌmediˈi:vl /

UK / ˌmidiˈivəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Old or out of date and not of much use
  • Concerning the middle ages

intro

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US / ˈɪntrəʊ /

UK / ˈɪntroʊ /

A1
  • noun
  • Opening part of a text or piece of music

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

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

embrace

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US / ɪm'breɪs /

UK / ɛmˈbres /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of holding someone closely
  • verb
  • To hold closely; cuddle, kiss or hug

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

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

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

tran

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US / 'træmpəli:nɪŋ /

UK / 'træmpəli:nɪŋ /

A1

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

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

breathe

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US / bri:ð /

UK / brið /

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

brother

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US / ˈbrʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈbrʌðɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • A boy or man who shares a parent with you

decent

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US / ˈdi:snt /

UK / ˈdisənt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being fairly good; acceptable

record

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US / 'rekɔ:d /

UK / ˈrekərd /

A1
  • noun
  • Highest or most extreme level achieved
  • Round plastic disc on which music has been stored
  • History of a person's past actions or achievements
  • verb
  • To indicate a temperature, speed, etc.; register
  • To write down or say what happened
  • To put music, sounds onto a device to store it

cut

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US / kʌt /

UK / kʌt /

A1
  • noun
  • Act/instance of reducing the size or amount of
  • Small opening made using a sharp object, knife
  • A wound on someone's skin caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To reduce the size or amount of something
  • To use knife or scissors to divide, open surfaces

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

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

A1
  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

finish

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US / ˈfɪnɪʃ /

UK / ˈfɪnɪʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • End of something; completion
  • Final coat (of paint) applied to a surface
  • verb
  • To use or consume all of something
  • To reach the end; to complete something
  • To put a final surface (e.g. paint) on something

stone

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US / stəʊn /

UK / stoʊn /

A2
  • noun
  • Hard, solid piece of rock
  • verb
  • To kill as a punishment, by throwing stones at

final

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US / ˈfaɪnl /

UK / ˈfaɪnəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • That will not be changed; permanent
  • Being the last thing in a series
  • noun
  • Last game in a series in a competition

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

save

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US / seɪv /

UK / sev /

A1
  • noun
  • Preventing a player in a game from scoring a goal
  • preposition
  • Except; not including
  • verb
  • To make your computer keep a file
  • To keep for future use
  • To make something unnecessary; prevent
  • To keep money so that you will have it later
  • To keep something for future use, such as money
  • To keep or rescue someone or something from harm
  • To prevent a player in a game from scoring a goal
  • To avoid the unnecessary waste of energy, etc.

slow

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US / sləʊ /

UK / sloʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Lacking activity, busyness or excitement
  • (Clock) showing time earlier than the actual time
  • Having difficulty understanding simple things
  • Moving or happening without speed; not fast
  • verb
  • To move, with less speed than before
  • To move or go without much speed

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

stunning

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US / ˈstʌnɪŋ /

UK / ˈstʌnɪŋ /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Causing amazement, e.g. because so very good
  • verb
  • To greatly shock or surprise; totally amaze
  • To incapacitate using a special gun

subscribe

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US / səb'skraɪb /

UK / səbˈskraɪb /

B1
  • verb
  • To regularly pay to receive a service

carpenter

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US / 'kɑ:pəntə(r) /

UK / 'kɑ:rpəntər /

B2
  • noun
  • Person that makes, repairs objects made of wood
  • Person's name

color

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US / 'kʌlə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌlɚ /

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

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)

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

opening

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US / ˈəʊpnɪŋ /

UK / ˈoʊpnɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Free job; job you can apply for
  • Action of starting something, e.g. a new business
  • verb
  • To make accessible or able to be used, e.g. road
  • To start the activities or services of a business
  • To make a space or hole appear in something
  • To move or change so that it is no longer closed
  • To start something, e.g. a new business

synth

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US / sɪnθ /

UK / sɪnθ /

B2
  • noun
  • Electronic musical instrument that copies sounds

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

twist

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US / twɪst /

UK / twɪst /

A2
  • noun
  • Turn or spiral curve in a path or road
  • Bend or sudden change of direction
  • An unexpected change in the direction of a story
  • a change in the way in which something happens
  • verb
  • To turn something in a circular direction
  • To turn in a curving direction e.g. road or path
  • To bend something into a particular shape
  • To change the meaning in an unintended way
  • To turn in opposite directions at the same time
  • To wind something around something else
  • To turn direction or position, as of your body

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

anthony

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US / ˌænθə'saɪənɪn /

UK / ˌænθə'saɪənɪn /

A1

candy

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US / ˈkændi /

UK / ˈkændi /

B2
  • noun
  • Small sweet foods made mostly of sugar
  • verb
  • To coat food with sugar

siege

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US / si:dʒ /

UK / sidʒ /

C2
  • noun
  • Surrounding an enemy to prevent them getting food

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

stormy

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US / ˈstɔ:mi /

UK / ˈstɔ:rmi /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Full of anger or emotion
  • With high winds, rain or snow

angle

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US / ˈæŋgl /

UK / ˈæŋɡəl /

B1
  • noun
  • Place where two lines or surfaces meet

fairness

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US / ˈfeənəs /

UK / ˈfernəs /

B1
  • noun
  • Situation when everyone is treated equally

fault

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US / fɔ:lt /

UK / fɔlt /

A2
  • noun
  • A failure or negative aspect of
  • Crack in the earth where earthquakes can happen
  • Responsibility for a bad result or problem
  • verb
  • To blame someone, something for a negative result

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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

yellow

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US / ˈjeləʊ /

UK / ˈjeloʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Color of lemons or the sun
  • Lacking in courage; cowardly (used as an INSULT)
  • verb
  • To turn yellow, often due to being old

dark

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US / dɑ:k /

UK / dɑrk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Of a color that is not light
  • Marked by unhappiness or hopelessness
  • Having little or no light; not light in color
  • noun
  • The time of day when the sky is black

group

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US / ɡru:p /

UK / ɡrup /

A1
  • noun
  • Two or more musicians who play music together
  • Number of people or things gathered together
  • verb
  • To combine or collect objects or people together

mesmerize

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US / ˈmezməraɪz /

UK / ˈmɛzməˌraɪz,ˈmɛs- /

C2
  • verb
  • To cause to be unable to look away; fascinate
  • To hyponotize or attract strong attention

busy

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US / 'bɪzɪ /

UK / ˈbɪzi /

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

disjoint

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US / dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt /

UK / dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt /

A1
  • other
  • Having no elements in common
  • Separate at the joints

runtime

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US / rʌn'taɪm /

UK / rʌn'taɪm /

B2
  • noun
  • Length of time a machine operates

suffer

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US / 'sʌfə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌfɚ /

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

damn

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US / dæm /

UK / dæm /

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

end

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US / end /

UK / ɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

scene

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US / si:n /

UK / sin /

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

sample

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US / ˈsɑ:mpl /

UK / ˈsæmpl /

A2
  • noun
  • A small quantity of something used as a taster
  • verb
  • To try (e.g. food, drink), to see if you like it

unfold

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US / ʌn'fəʊld /

UK / ʌnˈfold /

B1
  • other
  • To happen, be told or be revealed
  • verb
  • (Of a situation) to be told or revealed
  • To open something that was folded
  • To move apart two things such as your two arms

next

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US / nekst /

UK / nɛkst /

A1
  • 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

review

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US / rɪˈvju: /

UK / rɪˈvju /

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

air

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US / eə(r) /

UK / er /

A1
  • noun
  • Mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe
  • A person's manner intended to impress others
  • verb
  • To expose to the outside, to dry or freshen
  • To broadcast a TV or radio show
  • To open a subject to discussion and debate

break

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US / breɪk /

UK / brek /

A1
  • noun
  • Time you stop an activity before continuing
  • End of a relationship
  • An escape from a place such as a jail
  • (Lucky) advantage or benefit from something
  • Find a solution or answer to a problem or crime
  • Change in the weather
  • verb
  • To create a new record e.g. running the 100m dash
  • To form a crack in something
  • To burst or become damaged
  • To end a relationship
  • To escape from a place such as a jail
  • To train a wild animal e.g. a horse
  • To separate into pieces by force, or by dropping
  • To act against a law, rule, or promise
  • To become known suddenly, as in the news
  • To not do what you promised e.g. not keep promises
  • To solve a crime, or answer a problem
  • To stop functioning properly
  • To suddenly start, open or commence
  • To change in pitch suddenly, as in a voice
  • To fall on the shore, as in waves
  • To begin or change suddenly; the dawn or weather
  • To defeat by causing the person to lose their will

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

B1
  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

songwriter

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US / 'sɒŋraɪtə(r) /

UK / 'sɔ:ŋraɪtər /

B2
  • noun
  • Composer of words or music for popular songs

almost

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US / 'ɔ:lməʊst /

UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

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

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

coast

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US / kəʊst /

UK / kost /

A2
  • noun
  • Land near the sea or ocean
  • verb
  • To progress in something without trying hard
  • (Of a vehicle) to move forward without power

dusty

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US / ˈdʌsti /

UK / ˈdʌsti /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of a color) having a slightly grayish hue
  • Covered with a layer of dust

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

six

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US / sɪks /

UK / sɪks /

A1
  • number
  • 6

spearhead

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US / ˈspɪəhed /

UK / ˈspɪrhed /

C2
  • noun
  • Leader of a movement, change etc.
  • verb
  • To be the leader of; lead

active

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US / ˈæktɪv /

UK / ˈæktɪv /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Moving around a lot or doing many things

page

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US / peɪdʒ /

UK / pedʒ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • One side of a sheet of paper
  • (Olden times) boy servant of a king or queen
  • Screen of information on an online service
  • verb
  • To call for someone via a phone or speaker

outfit

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US / 'aʊtfɪt /

UK / ˈaʊtˌfɪt /

B2
  • noun
  • A set of clothing (with accessories)
  • verb
  • To provide with clothing and other things

transition

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US / trænˈzɪʃn /

UK / trænˈzɪʃən, -ˈsɪʃ- /

B1
  • noun
  • Change from one state, movement, place to another
  • verb
  • To change state, movement, place, or subject

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

A1
  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

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

bright

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US / braɪt /

UK / braɪt /

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

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

consistently

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US / kən'sɪstəntlɪ /

UK / kənˈsɪstəntlɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a manner that is the same almost every time

indulgence

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US / ɪnˈdʌldʒəns /

UK / ɪnˈdʌldʒəns /

B2
  • noun
  • Act of letting someone do what he or she wants
  • Treat that you allow yourself to have occasionally

nice

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US / naɪs /

UK / naɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive or of high quality or value
  • Good or enjoyable
  • Being kind or friendly

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

fragmentation

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US / ˌfræɡmen'teɪʃn /

UK / ˌfræɡmənˈteʃən, -mɛn- /

B2
  • noun
  • Separating something into fine particles
  • Breaking up of a computer file so it does not work

guitar

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US / gɪˈtɑ:(r) /

UK / ɡɪˈtɑr /

A2
  • noun
  • Stringed instrument played with the fingers

space

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US / speɪs /

UK / spes /

A1
  • noun
  • Empty area kept for a specific reason, like a car
  • Empty area with nothing in it
  • Area in the sky where the stars are
  • Area between written words on a page
  • verb
  • To make a certain distance or time between

slant

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US / slɑ:nt /

UK / slænt /

B2
  • noun
  • An approach to thinking about something
  • Surface or line that is not even or that leans
  • other
  • To cause to lean or to be not upright
  • verb
  • To present information to unfairly support an idea
  • (Of buildings etc.) to lean away from upright

vocal

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US / ˈvəʊkl /

UK / ˈvoʊkl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Expressing an opinion publicly in a loud way
  • Concerning the voice

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

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

burst

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US / bɜ:st /

UK / bɚst /

A2
  • noun
  • Brief time period when something happens and ends
  • verb
  • To move (arrive, exit, etc.) suddenly or hurriedly
  • To break apart/open in a sudden and violent way

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

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

throttle

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US / 'θrɒtl /

UK / ˈθrɑtl: /

B2
  • noun
  • Device controlling the supply of fuel to an engine
  • verb
  • To put your hands round someone's neck and squeeze
  • To stop or hinder the development or growth of

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

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

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

evoke

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US / ɪ'vəʊk /

UK / ɪˈvok /

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

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”

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

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

heavy

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US / 'hevɪ /

UK / ˈhɛvi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Greater in amount, degree, or severity than usual
  • Involving serious or strong emotions
  • Having a lot of weight

throw

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US / θrəʊ /

UK / θroʊ /

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

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

compositional

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US / ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən(ə)l /

UK / ˌkɑmpəˈzɪʃənəl /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • Of or relating to composition (arranging in group)

dense

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US / dens /

UK / dɛns /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Very thick and difficult to see, get through
  • Hard to understand
  • Uncomprehending; foolish; inconsiderate

introduce

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US / ˌɪntrəˈdju:s /

UK / ˌɪntrəˈdus, -ˈdjus /

A1
  • verb
  • To open an essay to set the scene
  • To guide or explain something, e.g. a town
  • To begin the use of a new thing or practice
  • To make someone known to another by name
  • To insert or put something inside another thing

pretty

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US / 'prɪtɪ /

UK / ˈprɪti /

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

several

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US / ˈsevrəl /

UK / ˈsɛvərəl,ˈsɛvrəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Many of
  • pronoun
  • More than two but not a large amount

agree

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US / əˈgri: /

UK / əˈɡri /

A1
  • verb
  • To have the same opinion as someone else

moonlit

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US / ˈmu:nlɪt /

UK / ˈmunˌlɪt /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Lighted by moonlight

section

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US / 'sekʃn /

UK / ˈsɛkʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • A part of a whole
  • Specific area or region within a larger place
  • Specific group of people from a larger group
  • Part of a book, newspaper, etc.
  • verb
  • To divide something into smaller parts

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

black

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US / blæk /

UK / blæk /

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

cohesive

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US / kəʊˈhiː.sɪv /

UK / koʊˈhiː.sɪv /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • United and working together effectively
  • Sticky

head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

A1
  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

leg

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US / leɡ /

UK / lɛɡ /

A1
  • noun
  • Part of the body from the hips down
  • The piece of furniture that touches the ground

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

rhythm

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US / ˈrɪðəm /

UK / ˈrɪðəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Pattern of events, motions, or changes
  • A pattern of sound and beats in music

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

slasher

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US / ˈslæʃə(r) /

UK / ˈslæʃər /

C2
  • noun
  • Weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

pace

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US / peɪs /

UK / pes /

A2
  • noun
  • Rate of speed at which something moves or happens
  • Single step, often used to measure a distance
  • verb
  • To set and control your speed, as in a race
  • To walk with slow purposeful steps

ritual

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US / 'rɪtʃʊəl /

UK / ˈrɪtʃuəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Performed as part of a ceremony
  • Being done in a regular, expected or similar way
  • noun
  • Social or religious ceremony always done the same

though

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US / ðəu /

UK / ðo /

A1
  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

A1
  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

sharp

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US / ʃɑ:p /

UK / ʃɑrp /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being very clear and easy to see
  • (Of clothes) nicely or stylishly
  • Being able to think, see, or understand quickly
  • Having a thin edge or point that is able to cut
  • Requiring a quick or sudden change in direction
  • Having a flavor that is very strong and distinct
  • adverb
  • At precisely the time given
  • Suddenly; immediately (of directions)
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A musical tone

column

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US / ˈkɒləm /

UK / ˈkɑ:ləm /

B1
  • noun
  • Regular series of articles in a newspaper/magazine
  • Strong vertical stone pillar that holds up a roof
  • Vertical line in a table or chart

cool

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US / ku:l /

UK / kul /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Steady and calm when facing difficulties
  • Almost cold; not warm or hot
  • Smart or stylish in a way (young) people admire
  • Unfriendly in an indirect way; distant
  • verb
  • To make something decrease in temperature
  • (Of an emotion, etc.) to become less strongly felt

finisher

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US / ˈfɪnɪʃə(r) /

UK / ˈfɪnɪʃər /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone who completes a race

eight

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US / eɪt /

UK / et /

A1
  • number
  • 8

pacing

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US / 'peɪsɪŋ /

UK / 'peɪsɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To set and control your speed, as in a race
  • To walk with slow purposeful steps

overall

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US / ˌəʊvər'ɔ:l /

UK / ˈovɚˌrɔl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Viewed as a whole; in general, not as details

sound

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US / saʊnd /

UK / saʊnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sensible, dependable and reliable
  • Unbroken or undisturbed, as of sleep
  • Firm or solid in structure
  • 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
  • verb
  • To seem or appear to be, from what was said
  • To say in a clear deliberate manner
  • To make a noise, e.g. to ring a bell

aesthetically

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US / es'θetɪklɪ /

UK / es'θetɪklɪ /

B2
  • adverb
  • In a tasteful way

melody

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US / 'melədɪ /

UK / ˈmɛlədi /

B2
  • noun
  • Song; music
  • Pleasing musical notes put together to form a tune

piece

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US / pi:s /

UK / pis /

A1
  • noun
  • A counter in a board game
  • Small part of something larger
  • verb
  • To put items together to assemble something

seam

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US / si:m /

UK / sim /

B1
  • noun
  • Line where cloth, metal etc. are joined together

song

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US / sɒŋ /

UK / sɔ:ŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Distinctive series of sounds made by a bird
  • Music with words that are sung to it
  • Art or tradition of singing

within

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US / wɪˈðɪn /

UK / wɪðˈɪn, wɪθ- /

A1
  • adverb
  • Inside the limits of an area, time or range
  • preposition
  • From the inside of something

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

check

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US / tʃek /

UK / tʃɛk /

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

fuzzy

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US / 'fʌzɪ /

UK / ˈfʌzi /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Covered with fur or short hair
  • Not clear; blurred

highly

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US / ˈhaɪli /

UK / 'haɪlɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In a manner that shows approval
  • More than usual; to a great degree

title

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US / 'taɪtl /

UK / ˈtaɪtl /

A2
  • noun
  • Book produced by a publisher
  • Name given to something to identify or describe it
  • Name showing profession, marriage or social status
  • (Legal) the right to own something, e.g. property
  • Position of being the winner in a sport or contest
  • verb
  • To give a name to identify or describe something

fact

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US / fækt /

UK / fækt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that is known or proved to be true

few

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US / fju: /

UK / fju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Not many, a small number

ghostly

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US / ˈgəʊstli /

UK / ˈgoʊstli /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Of or like ghosts or spirits

music

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US / 'mju:zɪk /

UK / ˈmjuzɪk /

A1
  • noun
  • Sounds that are sung or played to give pleasure
  • Academic study of rhythms and sounds
  • Written symbols that represent musical sounds

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

strong

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US / strɒŋ /

UK / strɔŋ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Of tea or beer) dark or thick
  • Having big muscles; physically powerful

underappreciated

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US / ˌʌndərə'pri:ʃɪeɪtɪd /

UK / ˌʌndərə'pri:ʃɪeɪtɪd /

A1
  • adjecitve

window

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US / ˈwɪndəʊ /

UK / ˈwɪndoʊ /

A1
  • noun
  • Opening in a wall or door to let in light
  • Opening in a wall through which people do business

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

flow

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US / fləʊ /

UK / flo /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of something that moves through an area
  • verb
  • To move steadily and easily in a certain direction

genre

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US / 'ʒɒ̃rə /

UK / ˈʒɑnrə /

B2
  • noun
  • Category of art, music with its own qualities

perfectly

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US / ˈpɜ:fɪktli /

UK / ˈpəfɪktli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a faultless manner; without mistakes

stagnate

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US / stæɡ'neɪt /

UK / ˈstæɡˌnet /

C1
  • verb
  • To stop moving, developing, or making progress

corner

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US / 'kɔ:nə(r) /

UK / ˈkɔrnɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Place where two lines, sides, corners etc. meet
  • Edges of something, e.g. eyes, boxing ring
  • verb
  • To force into a position impossible to escape from
  • To go around a bend in the road (often by driving)

eat

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US / i:t /

UK / it /

A1
  • verb
  • To put food in your mouth

lick

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US / lɪk /

UK / lɪk /

B1
  • verb
  • To pass the tongue along something, e.g. ice cream

spacious

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US / ˈspeɪʃəs /

UK / ˈspeʃəs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Open and easy to move in

wait

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US / weɪt /

UK / wet /

A1
  • verb
  • To delay or not do something until later
  • To spend time until an expected thing happens
  • To remain in a place until a thing happens

age

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US / eɪdʒ /

UK / edʒ /

A1
  • verb
  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older
  • noun
  • Period of time in history
  • Number of years a person or thing has lived

beat

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US / bi:t /

UK / bit /

A2
  • noun
  • Regular movement or rhythm (e.g. heart or music)
  • verb
  • To move in regular motions in order to push blood
  • To strike or hit repeatedly and with great force
  • To mix ingredients together with a fork or machine
  • To play a drum
  • To win against another person or team; defeat

esther

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US / ˈestə /

UK / ˈɛstɚ /

A1
  • other
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exactly

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  • Ustalost - Before the Glinting Spell Unvests: An Album Review
    Dumthiny Dumtano here, the internet's busiest music nerd, and today I am here to review the new Oostelost project, 'Before the Glinting Spell Unvests'. This album marks the sophomore release of a black metal project led by the talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer Will Skarstad. With over a decade of experience in the East Coast metal scene, Will has already garnered attention with his other band, Yellow Eyes, and this new project showcases his musical expertise once again.
    While Ustalost delves into the realm of black metal, it is evident that this album stands out from the rest. 'Before the Glinting Spell Unvests' encompasses a unique aesthetic that captivates the listener from start to finish. Although lo-fi elements have been incorporated in previous black metal releases, Will and his brother, who handles production duties, fully embrace this sound to evoke a sense of nostalgia.
    One notable aspect of this album is how the guitars and bass seamlessly intertwine in each track, creating a warm and almost fuzzy atmosphere. Additionally, the dusty analog synthesizers add an intriguing layer to the overall sonic palette. The combination of these elements not only solidifies the album's black metal foundation but also imbues it with a quality that resonates with classic 80s B-movie slasher flicks.
    It is commendable to see how effectively Will manages to handle the multitude of layers present in this album. The intricate compositions span across this LP, with each track lasting between six to eight minutes. Despite their length, they remain packed with an abundance of creative ideas. Each song feels like an experiment in indulgence, as described on the album's Bandcamp page.
    'Before the Glinting Spell Unvests' showcases the multifaceted talents of Will Skarstad. As a black metal project, Ustalost manages to push boundaries and deliver a truly remarkable experience. This album is not only a testament to Will's songwriting abilities but also his ability to create a distinct atmosphere that sets Ustalost apart from other artists in the genre. With its nostalgic yet distinctively modern sound, 'Before the Glinting Spell Unvests' is a masterful offering that leaves a lasting impression on the listener.
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  • Dumthiny Dumtano here, the internet's busiest music nerd, and it's time for a review of this new Oostelost project before the glinting spell unvests.
  • This is the sophomore album of a black metal project spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer Will Skarstad.
  • Will has been active in the East Coast metal scene for over a decade now.
  • I recommend very highly one of his other bands, the black metal outfit Yellow Eyes.
  • This project, like I said, dabbles in the same genre, but damn if this thing isn't aesthetically just on another level.
  • Before the glinting spell unvests wouldn't be the first black metal LP with a lo-fi slant, but Will and his brother, who I believe is on production here, embrace this sound as a means of sometimes evoking some pretty nostalgic feels.
  • The way the guitars and bass consistently meld together in these tracks gives almost a fuzzy warmth.
  • The dusty analog synthesizers on this thing are a nice touch as well.
  • For sure it's black metal, but there's something about it that feels as if it should be the soundtrack to some kind of 80s B-movie slasher flick, which I can't name a whole lot of records in this style that work that angle,
  • Much less do it well.
  • What's also impressive is what Will does with all these layers of guitars, bass, and synthesizers, because across this LP he comes through with some really righteous compositions.
  • Multifaceted, too.
  • On the Bandcamp page for this record, I believe this thing is described as an experiment in indulgence, and yeah, I kind of agree.
  • You wouldn't think tracks that are six to eight minutes long would just be bursting at the seams with ideas, but yeah, they are.
  • Which is sometimes to the detriment of the memorability of these tracks, as there are so many ideas flying by you within so many minutes, but it still doesn't change the fact many of these tracks have me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next idea or passage to unfold.
  • The first track alone feels like several different songs or pieces flowing into each other, from the stunning synth intro and the throttling blast beats in the first leg, to the driving grooves and moonlit melody changes that are offered in the second third.
  • The intro to the song Stinging Stone is so heavy and so thick it almost feels like a shoegaze cut.
  • The ghostly druid chants that introduce themselves suddenly in the midst of the track are great as well.
  • I wish they came back around in this song, too.
  • But I guess more twisted maze-like passages of guitar and bass are fine as well.
  • But this section of the record is actually one of the few that stagnates for me a little bit.
  • Not a whole lot in terms of, like, progression or evolution on these riffs or rhythms.
  • Eventually, the whole thing breaks into an abrupt finish with these slowly fading synthesizers.
  • The slower pacing and 3-4 groove on White Marble Column Air does seem to leave more room for detail and nuance.
  • It's a pretty enchanting track, too, with its opening bells and swirling passages of synthesizers and guitar.
  • The whole track feels like I'm going back to the Dark Ages for either some kind of castle siege on a stormy night or some pagan ritual.
  • Love the way the drums suddenly pick up the pace into even more mesmerizing sections of guitar and synth.
  • Dense compositions, dense instrumentation.
  • There's just so many layers of it to eat up.
  • Very much to a fault on the title track, though, where Will throws so many compositional ideas and passages into this song.
  • They come off a little disjointed.
  • The guitar and vocal work isn't exactly bringing anything too fresh or new.
  • Aesthetically, it feels like the record is painting itself into a corner a little bit.
  • From here, the record saves the biggest cuts for last.
  • There's the 8-minute spider-tongue Memory Esther, which suffers from a lot of the same fragmentation of the title track.
  • Not to mention some of the rhythms and grooves presented on this track are laggy and stiff.
  • But in fairness, the longer runtime of this song does allow Will to let some of these ideas and changes breathe, like the epic and almost medieval chord progressions being built on in the final leg.
  • Then we have the 9-minute finisher Bright Window Closing.
  • Despite this thing being so long, it's actually one of the most fluid and cohesive cuts on the entire record.
  • Every groove change feels so tight with the next.
  • Every lick feels so close, either in rhythm or key.
  • The melodies and harmonies on this one are some of the most, like, devilish and sinister and just instantaneously just memorable and sharp on the entire record, too.
  • Plus, the way some of these spacious synthesizers color the leftover space, it's kind of like a John Carpenter piece.
  • And what is that haunting group chant at the very end of the track?
  • I can't quite put my finger on it.
  • It sounds vaguely foreign and maybe sampled, but I haven't really heard a chant in this style in context with a black metal record, but it just fits perfectly.
  • Overall, this thing is a very grim but colorful record that brings a lot of dark but cool ear candy.
  • Tortured vocal performances, transcendental guitar harmonies, great spectral synthesizers, creative lo-fi production.
  • It's a good LP and I think one of the more underappreciated metal gems I have heard in a minute.
  • I'm surprised more people aren't talking about it, but feeling a decent 2 Strong 7 on this one, Tran.
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