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Idioms challenge 3! – Glossary

advantage noun [count/uncount]
something that makes one person or thing more priority noun [count]
likely to succeed than others something important that must be done first or
the advantages of a good education needs more attention than anything else
Being fashionable was low on her list of priorities.
aggressive adjective
behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you resource noun [count]
want to fight, attack, or argue with someone something that you can use to help you to achieve
aggressive behaviour something, especially in your work or study
The Internet has become a valuable resource in
brick noun [uncount] schools.
bricks used as a building material
a brick wall ridiculous adjective
silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed
concise adjective at
expressed using only a few words, but in a way a ridiculous idea
that is easy to understand
clear concise instructions task noun [count]
something that you have to do, often something
criticism noun [uncount] that is difficult or unpleasant
comments that show that you think something is My first real task was to prepare for the meeting.
wrong or bad
He finds criticism of his team’s performance hard upset adjective
to take. very sad, worried, or angry about something
Why are you so upset?
deliberately adverb
with a definite intention, not by chance or by
You did that deliberately, just to annoy me.

disadvantage noun [count/uncount]

something that makes someone or something less
effective, successful, or attractive
Grants are available for projects that tackle
disadvantage in deprived areas.

economical adjective
used about someone who is careful about spending
He always was economical when it came to buying

exaggerate verb
to describe something in a way that makes it seem
better, worse, larger, more important etc than it
really is
Don’t exaggerate! It wasn’t that bad!

molehill noun [count]

a small pile of earth made by a mole ( = a small
animal with dark fur that digs underground and
cannot see well) digging underground

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