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Hey there! I am so glad you decided to download this free e-book.

You may be wondering: What is The Word of the Day?


Well, all the words that I have been posting on my facebook page
for almost a year are included in this e-book along with examples
for your better comprehension.

You will find 50 pages with lots of academic (formal) words,


informal words, phrasal verbs, idioms, and expressions, so it
covers a wide range of vocabulary. I believe that this e-book can
help you improve your vocabulary and I hope you will enjoy it and
learn something new every day!!
The Word of the Day is dedicated to all of you who requested it
you know who you are!

Best Wishes,

Dori

WORD OF THE DAY!!


-verification (noun): evidence or proof of something
Examples:
-This official paper is the verification of my identity.
-I need to see some verification first, before I give you this package.
-to verify (verb)
-verifiable (adjective)

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-suffocation (noun): prevention of air, asphyxiation
-to suffocate (verb)
Examples:
- She died of suffocation in her room.
- Every time he smoked next to her, she would suffer from suffocation.
Watch out the prepositions!
- die + of something
- suffer + from something

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-inarticulate (adj): unable to speak; unable to utter, not eloquent
-Antonyms: articulate (adj)
-to articulate (verb)
Example:
Everybody was staring at me and I was so nervous that I stood there
inarticulate.
Remember!
-to stare at somebody

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-to familiarise/ familiarize (verb): to get to know a particular subject better; to

become accustomed to something


Example:
You should familiarise yourself with the idea of death.
-familiar (adj)
-unfamiliar (adj)
-family (noun)
REMEMBER the preposition!:
-to familiarize WITH something

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-to procrastinate (verb): postpone without reason; fall behind schedule
-procrastination (noun)
-procrastinator (adj)
Example:
Every day I say that I will revise my vocabulary but I tend to procrastinate and
in the end I never do.

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-to escalate (verb): increase gradually
-escalation (noun)
Example:
Such hostile behaviour can easily escalate into physical assault.

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-to insist (verb): to persist
Example:
Although I told him I was not in the mood, he insisted on going to the cinema.
REMEMBER the preposition!!!
-to insist ON something
-to insist ON doING something

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-to compromise (verb): to agree with someone after negotiations.
Example:

A successful relationship means that each part has learned to compromise


every now and then.

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-responsible (adjective): to be accountable for something; to have a certain
duty
-Antonym: irresponsible
-responsibility (noun)
Example:
I am responsible for these papers so I cannot give them to you.
Beware of the preposition!
-responsible FOR something

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-to put up with (phrasal verb): to endure without opposition
Example:
-Do not expect me to put up with your lies again, young lady!

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-dedication (noun): 1. faithfulness, commitment
2. a short message on a book or a song devoted to a
person
-to dedicate (verb)
Examples:
- Learning a new skill requires a certain amount of dedication.
- This song is dedicated to my new-born child.
Remember the preposition!
-dedicate TO someone

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-doubtful (adj): having second thoughts about something; not sure about the
result of something
-doubt (noun)
-to doubt (verb)

Example:
It is doubtful whether she will talk to me again after the way I treated her.

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-to come to terms with something (expression): to compromise with and
accept a new situation
Example:
It's about time he came to terms with the fact that she left him.

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-outcome (noun): result
Example:
The outcome of this experiment was not the one that we were waiting for.

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-capacity (noun): ability
-capable (adj.)
Example:
The storage capacity is quite limited around here.

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-substitute (noun): replacement
-to substitute (verb)
Example:
The program I was using crashed; I will use another one as a substitute.

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-to convolute (verb): to twist; bend; or curl.
Metaphorically: to perplex
-convoluted (adj)
-convolution (noun)
Example:
I was trying to understand but the meaning was so convoluted that I gave up.

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-to allocate (verb): to assign; to keep something separate for a particular
reason
-allocation (noun)
-allocated (adj)
Example:
They allocated a fair amount out of their earnings and put it in the bank just for
a rainy day.

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-to abandon (verb): to leave forever; give up permanently
-abandonment (noun)
Example:
Mary hasn't recovered since Peter abandoned her before their marriage.

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-prediction (noun): forecast, prognosis
-to predict (verb)
Example:
He examined the facts of the past so thoroughly, that his prediction turned out
to be right.

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-to disclose (verb): to reveal
Example:
I cannot disclose this kind of information. It is confidential.

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-inclination (noun): the tendency to do something
Example:
He had neither the discipline nor the inclination to learn a whole new program
from scratch.

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-intrepid (adj): brave, without fear
-intrepidity (noun)
-intrepidly (adv.)
Example:
He loves adventurous travelling. He is such an intrepid traveller!

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-to undergo (verb): to endure; to sustain; or to experience some change
Examples:
-She underwent a significant amount of physical pain after the accident.
-Technology undergoes several changes every second!

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-to detect (verb): to discover the existence of something that can be elusive
-detection (noun)
Example:
The policeman asked her to blow in order to detect how much alcohol she has
been drinking.

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-to refrain from something (verb): to avoid
Example:
The politician chose to refrain from the following elections.
REMEMBER the preposition!
refrain + from

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-to alter (verb): to change; to modify
-alteration (noun)
Example:
She wanted to start altering her apartment but she had no money to do so.

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-adequately (adv.): sufficiently or barely well enough
-adequate (adj)
Example:
Her knowledge of Japanese is only adequate.

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-to elongate (verb): to extend; to lengthen
Example:
This dress elongates your figure in a way that you look so much taller!

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-acquisition (noun): something that is yours after effort; to possess
something.
-to acquire (verb)
Example:
-He considers his knowledge his most valuable acquisition.
Remember the preposition!
-acquisition OF something

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-deceit (noun): dishonesty often in a misleading way.
Example:
He was dreaming of cheating but deceit was not in his nature.

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-iteration (noun): a procedure in which a certain method is repeated a
number of times until a desired result is reached.
-to iterate (verb)
Example:
After hundreds of iterations the application was ready to launch.

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-to approach (verb): to come close to something in terms of attitude, quality,

time, position, relationship.


-approach (noun) --> it is the same
-approachable/unapproachable (adj)
Example:
When everything else failed, he decided to try out a different approach in
order to solve this matter.

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-to penetrate (verb): to enter into; to pierce
-penetration (noun)
Example:
Leave the mask for 10 minutes in order to penetrate your skin.

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-advocate (noun): supporter, defender, lawyer
Be careful! The verb is the same: advocate (verb)
Example:
He defended the opposite opinion so as to be the devil's advocate and not so
much because he believed in it.

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-implementation (noun): application
-implement (verb)
Example:
The implementation of the outline was not so hard as she thought it would be.

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-accessible (adj): reachable, easy enough
-access (noun)
-inaccessible (adj) antonym
-to access (verb)
Example:
Don't worry, this degree is accessible: you can make it.

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-deduction (noun): conclusion
-to deduct (verb)
Example:
He waited to see the deduction of each project first, and then he decided.

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-to proliferate (verb): to increase or grow fast
-proliferation (noun)
Example:
He firmly believes that the sudden proliferation of his cells cannot be a good
thing.

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-acquisition (noun): an object or knowledge that is obtained through a certain
process
Example:
Language learning acquisition is not something difficult, as long as you
practice in the right way.

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-to ensure (noun): to guarantee; to make sure
Example:
She wanted to ensure that he was loyal to her before saying "yes" to his
proposal.

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-accurate (adjective): precise, without error, punctual
-inaccurate (adj) antonym
-accuracy (noun)
Example:
Try to be accurate through the process; there is no room for mistakes

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-to neglect (verb): to pay no attention to something;
to fail to fulfil something out of procrastination
Example:
He always neglects doing his homework during the day and he ends up not
doing them at all!

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-intermission (noun): interval, interruption, a break
Example:
She works hard all day long without intermission; this can't be good for her
health.

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-maintenance (noun): care, upkeep
-maintain (verb)
Example:
This girl is so high maintenance! All she cares about is spending huge
amounts of money on designer products. You can't possibly keep up with her.

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-duration (noun): a certain period of time
Example:
The duration of the lecture was so long that after some point, it was
unbearable!

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-dull (adj): boring
Example:
The conversation was so dull that I started yawning

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-to innovate (verb): to originate; to create something new and original
-innovation (noun)

Example:
Apple's first iphone was an indisputable innovation at the time.

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-assistance (noun): help
-assist (verb)
Example:
Don't worry! You will have my assistance in everything that you may need.

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-legislation (noun): set of laws
-to legislate (verb)
Example:
The legislation of this country is very different from ours due to religious
matters.

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-to facilitate (verb): to make easier
Example:
If you use the guidance I gave you, it will save you time and what's more the
process will be facilitated.

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-available (adj): accessible, ready for something
-unavailable (adj) antonym
Example:
I am not available on Wednesday. May be we can schedule this meeting on
Thursday.

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-to cease (verb): to stop
Example:
Only if the melting of the ice ceases, will the planet recover.
* Use "cease" instead of "stop" in a more academic/formal language *

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-to define (verb): to explain/ to identify/ to set the meaning of something.
Example:
Let's define our boundaries first and then we shall go on.

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-to generate (verb): to produce
Example:
Violence at home generates a great deal of repressed anger in a child.

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-to make amends (idiom): to make up for something you should have done
and you didn't
Example:
You should make amends to your sister for hurting her feelings. An apology
would be nice.

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-to dominate (verb): to have control over something
Example:
He tried to dominate the conversation and impose his opinion on us from the
very first meeting.

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-unaware (adj): not conscious, ignorant
-aware (adj) antonym
-awareness (noun)
Example:
I was unaware of the obstacles at the time, but I managed to overcome them.
Remember!
unaware + OF

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-apparently (adv): clearly, visibly, obviously
-apparent (adj)
Example:
He told us not to wait for him. He changed his mind, apparently.

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-migration (noun): moving abroad
-to migrate (verb)
Example:
The migration of the birds takes place in October. They return during
springtime.

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-training (noun): 1. course in order to learn a skill, 2. Physical exercise
-to train (verb)
Example:
New employees always get a two-days training before they are hired, so as to
learn the details of the job.

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-conflict (noun): battle, disagreement
Example:
These two football teams are in conflict with each other since they were
founded.

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-profound (adj): deep in meaning, emotion, or effect
-profoundly (adv.)
Example:
Her lecture was so inspiring and had such a profound effect to all of us that
we all stood up clapping our hands for a whole minute after she finished!

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-decent (adj.): good enough, appropriate
Example:
You don't have to wear a tie at the party tonight. Just try to be decent, ok?

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-to achieve (verb): to succeed; to accomplish
Example:
He was so determined to achieve his goals that he didn't care if he would hurt
someone's feelings along the way.

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-initiative (noun): to start something by one's own decision without taking
orders
-to initiate (verb)
Example:
In our company we would like our employees to take initiatives and suggest
new ideas often.

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-to underestimate (verb): to value somebody or something less than they
actually are in quality or in quantity
underestimation (noun)
Example:
The importance of a healthy diet and exercise is greatly underestimated when
it comes to people who suffer from depression.

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-infinite (adj): unlimited, endless
-infinity (noun)
Example:
You can't measure all the sand in the world: it's infinite so this must be
impossible!

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-to occur (verb): to happen, OR to come to one's mind
-occurrence (noun)
-occurring (adj)
Example:
Did it occur to you that you may hurt her feelings deeply if you talk like that?

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-adversity (noun): difficulty, misfortune, obstacle, hardship
Plural: adversities
Example:
After many adversities along the way, he eventually managed to succeed.

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-persistence (noun): insistence, perseverance
-to persist (verb)
-persistent (adj)
-persisting (adj)
Example:
He firmly believed that it was his persistence that helped him survive despite
all discouragement and not so much the medication.

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-a delegate (noun): a representative sent to talk on behalf of an
organizational party.
-to delegate (verb): to entrust, to appoint, to send
Example:
The meeting took place in order for the organization to choose the delegate
that would represent them in the conference.

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-incompatible (adj): inconsistent, unable to associate with each other
-incompatibility (noun)
Remember the preposition:

-incompatible WITH something or somebody


Example:
I still can't believe they are a couple! They seem to be so incompatible.

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-adaptation (noun): version, modification
-to adapt (verb)
Example:
The film of this year is the most accurate adaptation of the novel I have ever
seen.

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-segment (noun): part of a whole or a group, section
-to segment (verb) --> it is the same with the noun!
-segmentation (noun)
Example:
You should divide each category into segments and work on them separately
before your presentation.

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-beneficial (adj): advantageous for your well-being
-to benefit (verb)
Example:
You should add more vegetables and fruits which are so beneficial for your
health.

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-to violate (verb): to break a law or promise; to attack someone; or do harm
to someone or something
-violation (noun)
Example:
If you go to Dubai, you should be very careful not to violate their laws in terms
of dressing, public behaviour, and religious matters.

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-significant (adj): important, meaningful
-significantly (adv)
-signify (verb)
-signification (noun)
Example:
Although they are twins, their differences are quite significant both in
appearance and character.

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-considerable (adj): substantial, good enough
Example:
Unfortunately, he lost his wallet yesterday and he had a considerable amount
of money in it.

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-vulnerable (adj.): sensitive, easy to be attacked or hurt
-vulnerability (noun)
Example:
The worst thing you can do when you are attacked by bullies at school, is to
show to them that you are vulnerable.

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-to obliterate (verb): to destroy completely; to vanish every trace; to wipe out
-obliteration (noun)
Example:
The town was obliterated after the end of the war.

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-to prevail (verb): to win over every other option; to prove to be the best
Example:
No matter how hard a liar tries, the truth always prevails in the end.

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-to estimate (verb): to calculate; to evaluate


-estimation (noun)
Example:
Archaeologists estimate that these artefacts belong to the Golden Era of
Pericles.

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-interpretation (noun): a critical explanation
-interpretational (adj)
Example:
When he heard the interpretation of his dream, he started crying.

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-indifference (noun): lack of interest, concern, or importance
-indifferent (adj.)
Example:
Do not dwell upon this issue so much! No one is going to ask you about it; it is
a matter of indifference.

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-isolation (noun): segregation, quarantine, lack of social interaction
-to isolate (verb)
Example:
The isolation of the quarantined group ended when the doctors decided that
they were out of danger.

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-anticipation (noun): expectation, the act of foreseeing something and be
prepared for it, the act of looking forward to something
-to anticipate (verb)
Example:
She waited for his next move at chess in anticipation.

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-inflation (noun): increase in the price of goods and services of an economy
over a certain period of time
-to inflate (verb)
Example:
The inflation along with overrated taxes caused a lot of stores to go bankrupt
during the financial crisis of Greece.

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-inspiration (noun): stimulation of mind or feelings that results in a creative
action.
-to inspire (verb)
Example:
She is a professional writer, but she claims she cannot write on program
without inspiration.

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-vocation (noun): profession, career, usually one that somebody feels that
s/he is suited for that and has a strong inclination towards it.
Example:
Being a doctor is not just a mere profession, it is a vocation as it saves
peoples's lives.

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-to derive (verb): originate; come from; extract; deduce
Example:
All the insecurity and constant fear she feels derives from her childhood.
REMEMBER THE PREPOSITION!!
derive + FROM

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-to augment (verb)/ formal use: to increase; to enlarge; to extend
-augmentation (noun)
Example:

The tension between the two countries was augmented after the provocative
political speeches of their leaders.

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-pent-up (adj): restrained; repressed; not expressed
Example:
All the pent-up feelings and resentment she was repressing for years burst
out when her dog died and she couldn't stop crying.

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-policy (noun): principle, protocol
Example:
It is the policy of the company not to allow smoking areas inside the building
at all.

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-to enhance (verb): to boost; to improve; to intensify; to magnify
-enhancement (noun)
Example:
The make-up she wears enhances her appearance and looks.

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-disposable (adj): temporary, used only once and then it is thrown away
For money:
-disposable income: money that the person earns without taxes.
Example:
Diapers and razors are disposable items.

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-predictable (adj): expected to act in a certain way
-to predict (verb)
Example:
I knew he would ask you to help him. He is so predictable!

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-maintenance (noun): support, upkeep, care
-maintain (verb)
Example:
He is responsible for the maintenance of the most expensive machines in the
company.

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-to differentiate (verb): to make a distinction; to discriminate; to see the
difference
Example:
He have always liked to differentiate himself from the norm; he doesn't even
have a cell phone!
REMEMBER THE PREPOSITION!!
differentiate + FROM something

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-invasive (adj.): offensive, intrusive
-invasion (noun)
-to invade (verb)
Example:
The invasive military forces of the enemy provoked another collision that was
more destructive than the first one.

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-relevant (adj.): having a connection with a general subject
Antonym: irrelevant (adj.)
Example:
I would like you to base your papers on relevant information about the
environment; you will find lots of books in the library.

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-pertinent (adj.): relevant
Antonym: impertinent (adj.)

Example:
The teacher told them to base their arguments on theory pertinent to the
matter in discussion.

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-evaluation (noun): assessment
-to evaluate (verb)
Example:
Every month the manager of the company fills in a form of our evaluation as
employees.

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-to make amends (idiom): to make up for something; to set right
REMEMBER the prepositions!!
-to make amends (TO someone) FOR someone/something
Example:
Please do not worry about it: I will get him to make amends to you for his
unacceptable behaviour.

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-compilation (noun): a collection of a similar group of things
Example:
This volume consists of a compilation of the most famous poems by American
poets.

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-to wander (verb): to walk aimlessly without any particular destination
Example:
When I was laid off, I wandered around the city for about two hours.

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-to feign (verb): to pretend; to fake
Example:

Some animals--especially insects--feign death in order to avoid a potential


enemy.

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-clarification (noun): making something clear
-to clarify (verb)
Example:
Before you start writing your dissertation, I need to give you first some
clarifications.

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-minute (adj.) {min-nyout'}: tiny, insignificant, detailed, precise
-minutes: the written records of a meeting, a police interview, or of law court.
Be careful!! Do not confuse this word with the word "minute" {minit} as
in 60 minutes; it is pronounced in a different way.
Example:
The investigator wasn't convinced that she was innocent and he started
looking at all the minute details in the room of the murder all over again.

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-influence (noun): the power of affecting somebodys actions or behaviour
-to influence (verb) --> it is the same as the noun!!
Example:
His friends at school are such a bad influence for him! His grades have fallen
dramatically and his parents don't know what to do.

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-to acknowledge (verb): accept; recognize; admit
-acknowledgement (noun)
Example:
He had to acknowledge that the child is his because the DNA test was
positive.

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-resentment (noun): bitterness, pent-up negative emotions, displeasure
Example:
Although she smiles at me, I always sense from her some kind of resentment
towards me: I can see it in her eyes, too.

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-commitment (noun): promise, engagement, devotion
Example:
He made a commitment to study harder next year in order not to fail again.

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-detrimental (adj.): harmful, injurious, damaging
-detrimentally (adv.)
Example:
Their relationship proved to be detrimental for both of them; he never married
again and she ended up in an asylum.

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-decisive (adj.): definite, certain, firm, conclusive
-to decide (verb)
-decision (noun)
Example:
The decisive factor that led to his laying off was the fact that he was an exprisoner.

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-exploitation (noun): the extended use of someone or something for profit
-to exploit (verb)
Example:
The incessant exploitation of the rain forests will eventually lead to destructive
consequences for both the people and the environment.

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-to entail (verb): to require; to involve
Example:
I am afraid that this job entails not only long hours but also a great deal of
travelling abroad during the month.

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-pessimistic (adj.): expecting the worst; being negative about the future
-pessimism (noun)
Antonym: optimistic (adj.)
Example:
He is always so pessimistic about the future that I cannot even stand him!

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-a storm in a teacup (idiom): a situation in which people make a lot of fuss or
get too upset about something that it is unimportant or not serious.
Example:
I saw her so hysterical that I thought something really bad happened, but it
was all a storm in a teacup: she was crying because she didn't like her new
haircut..

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-to get off on the wrong foot (expression): to make a bad start on a project,
job, or relationship
Example:
Michael and Ben got off on the wrong foot when they first met due to a
misunderstanding, but now they are best friends.

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-to motivate (verb): to provoke; to stimulate somebody to action; to inspire
somebody to action
-motivation (noun)
Example:

The only way to motivate the interest of students is to present each lesson as
a game and allow them to participate.

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-concurrently (adv.): at the same time
Example:
The meeting of the company and the exhibition of the art gallery took place
concurrently at the same hotel but in a different room.

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-to reinforce (verb): to strengthen; to boost; to enhance; to support with extra
force
-reinforcement (noun)
Example:
She wanted to reinforce his confidence, so she laughed with every joke he
made even if they weren't funny at all.

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-clarification (noun): making something clear
-to clarify (verb)
Example:
Before you start writing your dissertation, I need to give you first some
clarifications.

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-to encompass (verb): to enclose; to surround; to include; to form a circle
around an area
Example:
This is a project that encompasses the evolution of man from ancient times to
the present.

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-to put up with something (phrasal verb): to tolerate; to accept an
unpleasant situation.

Example:
I am not going to put up with your complaints anymore: if you don't like it here,
just leave!

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-to undergo (verb): to endure; to go through some change or difficulty
Example:
Her body underwent major changes during her pregnancy.

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-skeletons in the closet (expression): secrets or past memories in
somebodys life that one is embarrassed to talk about
Example:
When you are in a serious relationship, it is always good to share and get rid
of the skeletons in your closet in order to avoid the consequences when they
are revealed.

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-restriction (noun): limitation
-to restrict (verb)
Example:
He couldn't go out because he had to take care of his disabled friend but he
never saw that as a restriction.

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-imbecile (adj.): stupid, idiotic
Example:
You shouldn't tell her that you think she is fat in front of everyone! It was such
an imbecile comment on your part!

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-to make a long story short (idiom): to summarise the basic facts of a longer
story, to get to the point without details
Example:

They met again after lots of obstacles and to make a long story short, they
finally got married in Paris.

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-prejudice (noun): bias and hostility against a person or a specific group of
people
Example:
Ex drug addicts have to face the prejudice of society and this makes it even
harder for them to find a job and overcome their past.

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-unanimous (adj.): in complete agreement
-unanimously (adv.)
Example:
He asked who will donate to charity and everyone raised their hands: it was a
unanimous decision.

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-to eradicate (verb): to eliminate; wipe out; utterly destroy
-eradication (noun)
Example:
He became a police officer because he wanted to eradicate crime in his town.

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-to embrace (verb): to hug; to accept; to welcome
Example:
You have to be able to embrace your past in order to move on leading a
better future.

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-interpretation (noun): analysis, understanding (usually of a text or of
dreams)
-to interpret (verb)
Example:

Some psychoanalysts claim that through the interpretation of dreams they can
discover all your inner thoughts and insecurities.

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-to pass away (phrasal verb): to die
Example:
He has been very sad for more than a month because his beloved
grandfather passed away.

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-consistent (adj.): constant
-consistently (adv.)
Example:
If you want to see improvement with your English, you have to be consistent
with your practice.

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-to jeopardise (verb): to put at risk
Example:
Please don't ask me to lie to her; I don't want to jeopardise our friendship.

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-juvenile (adj.): young, related to young people
Example:
Nowadays, juvenile crime has seen a tremendous increase internationally.

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-piece of cake (idiom): a very easy task to do.
Example:
Don't worry so much about this test. If you have studied, it will be a piece of
cake!

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-to machinate (verb): to scheme; to plot a plan in order to harm

-machination (noun)
Example:
She wanted her ex husband's money and she machinated against him with
his enemies.

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-degradation (noun): a condition that becomes worse and worse; humiliation
Example:
After his mother's death, he led a life of degradation: he was drunk every day
and he attempted suicide twice.

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-inconsistency (noun): incompatibility, contradiction
Example:
The professor read my thesis and he told me that there were many
inconsistencies that I need to check out again.

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-back to square one (idiom): having to start all over again
Example:
His family was very rich but when he grew up they went bankrupt so he went
back to square one.

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-to cease (verb): to stop
Example:
All the protests ceased when they started throwing chemicals at
demonstrators.

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-to talk somebody into something (phrasal verb): to persuade somebody to
accept something
Example:
I talked my dad into lending me his car as long as I get home early!

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-to confirm (verb): to verify something as true
-confirmation (noun)
Example:
-I am just calling to confirm the hour of the meeting. It is at 9 o 'clock, isn't it?
-Yes, it is.

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-to obtain (verb): to get; to acquire; to gain
Example:
After years of hard work, he managed to obtain his PhD title.

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-to fluctuate (verb): to vary irregularly in a wavy motion (rise and fall)
-fluctuation (noun)
Example:
The diagram shows that the amount of exports fluctuates a great deal in
contrast to the stable increase of the imports.

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-fingers crossed (idiom): hoping that something will happen exactly the way
you want
Example:
I will prepare as much as I can and fingers crossed, I will pass the exam!

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-to get something off my chest (idiom): to confess something
Example:
He knew that if he told her she would leave him but he wanted to get his
cheating off his chest, so he told her anyway.

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-to elucidate (verb): to clarify; to make clear through explanation

-elucidation (noun)
Example:
Please allow me to elucidate what Shakespeare actually meant with this
sonnet.

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-stereotype (noun): a general fixed idea about a specific group of people or
things that is usually based on prejudice.
Example:
The belief that men don't cry is such an oversimplified stereotype that puts
pressure on a lot of men.

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-audacious (adj.): daring; bold; fearless
Example:
They thought of an audacious plan that it would enable them to steal the office
papers.

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-disinterested (adj.): objective, neutral, without personal gain or interest out
of something
Example:
The manager hired two disinterested parties to examine the staff and decide
who is better for the promotion.

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-on the fence (idiom): to be undecided about something
Example:
I'm on the fence about buying these shoes; they are very expensive but I
really like them so, I don't know what to do...

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-configuration (noun): the arrangement of the specific parts of a whole
-to configure (verb)

Example:
The government announced the new political configuration two days after the
elections.

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-Last but not least (expression): a phrase used in order to show that the last
point or person someone presents is no less important than the previous
ones.
[You can also use it in your writings to start a paragraph stating the last
point you want to make before your conclusion.]
Example:
Last but not least, I would like to mention that the manager did a great job
increasing the sales of the company. We should all applaud him!

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-resource (noun): a financial or useful source or supply. Often used in plural.
Example:
Only when her financial resources ended, did she start looking for a job.

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-correlation (noun): connection; dependent relation
-to correlate (verb)
Example:
It seems that there is a clear correlation between happiness and positive
events taking place in person's life.

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-all Greek to me (idiom): something is incomprehensible or too difficult to be
understood
Example:
Maths is all Greek to me! I was never able to solve a single exercise and
always failed.
Fun Fact:

In Greece--when something is too difficult--Greeks use the phrase:


"This is all Chinese to me!".

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sublime (adj.): superbe, grand, awe-inspiring, excellent
Example:
The Shakespearean sonnets are sublime poetry.

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-painstaking (adj.): diligent, careful, needing effort and hard work
-painstakingly (adv.)
Example:
Writing a dissertation is a painstaking procedure.

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-to neglect (verb): fail to do on time; procrastinate
-neglect (noun) --> the same!
Example:
He always neglects cleaning his house and he ends up living with insects!!

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-melting pot (expression): the intermingling (mixing) of different cultures and
nationalities into one
Example:
USA is considered a huge melting pot since it consists of people that come
from all the other parts of the world.

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-acute (adj.): sharp, intensive, pointed, penetrating
Example:
He felt an acute pain in his stomach and he immediately went to the hospital.

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-vulnerable (adj.): susceptible to get hurt; sensitive

-vulnerability (noun)
Example:
Please don't take his overreacting into account: he is so vulnerable lately due
to the death of his dog.

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-disguise (noun): a change in form or appearance in order to hide or conceal
-to disguise (verb)
Example:
At first we thought he was a nice guy because his true bad intentions were in
disguise.

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-a blessing in disguise (idiom): something very good that isn't recognized at
first.
Example:
The fact that I was unemployed turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I
would have never started a company of my own if I had a job.

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-to come across (phrasal verb): to find something or meet someone
unexpectedly
Example:
She was tidying up the attic when she came across these old letters and
started reading them.

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-to aggregate (verb): to sum; to gather together in order to form a totality
Example:
I am afraid that the expenses of the company aggregate to 1.000.000.

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-to call something off (phrasal verb): to cancel something
Example:

She called the wedding off when she found out that her fianc had slept with
her best friend.

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-to emanate (verb): to stem from a source; to come forward originating from
somewhere else
Example:
I nostalgically remember the delicious smell that used to emanate from the
kitchen when my grandmother was cooking.

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-out of the question (expression): no way something can happen; not
allowed; not permitted
Example:
You're too young to go to this trip! You can't go: it's out of the question!

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-to embellish (verb): to beautify; to decorate either with ornaments or fancy
details.
-embellishment (noun)
Example:
He is not exactly a liar; he just tends to embellish his stories a little bit!

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-altruism (noun): a principle based on the unselfish concern and devotion to
the welfare of others.
Example:
"Doctors without borders" and all kinds of voluntary organizations are based
on altruism.

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-eviction (noun): the forced removal of a tenant from a rental property.
-to evict (verb)

Example:
He had 12 months to pay the rent so his landlord gave him an eviction notice.

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-demerit (noun): disadvantage
Antonym: merit
Example:
We considered the merits and demerits of this theory and we came to the
conclusion that it is not useful for us.

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-say "uncle" (American informal idiom): to give up; to admit that you have
lost or that you've been defeated.
Example:
Everyone thinks I am a loser, but I am not going to say uncle, not just yet.
One day, I will be a famous singer and they will see what I can do!
ORIGIN:
When children played game-fighting in the U.S. the child that was held down
by his peers had to say "uncle" in order for the others to let him free.

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-trace (noun): a sign; a presence
-to trace (verb)
Example:
This product may contain traces of nuts.

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-all bark and no bite (idiom): someone is aggressive or threatening but not
really willing or courageous enough to actually harm.
Example:
You should not be so afraid of him, really... He's all bark and no bite!

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-perish (verb): to die; to be destroyed or disappeared.

Example:
I am afraid that the age of innocence has perished for ever.

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-thriving (adj.): growing fast, very successful
Example:
He inherited a bankrupt store and he transformed it into a thriving business!

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-to assure (verb): to ensure; to be certain; to say with confidence
-assurance (noun)
Example:
I assure you Sir that if you buy this car, you will never regret it.

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-adolescent (noun): teenager
Example:
All adolescents are in their way to become an adult, so parents should be
patient with them.

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-zero tolerance (idiom): breaking of the rules-big or small-will not be
accepted and it will be punished.
Example:
The policy of our company has zero tolerance for violence and drugs; you will
be severely punished.

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-to run into somebody (phrasal verb): to meet someone by chance without
an appointment
Example:
I run into our elementary teacher at the airport the other day! He hasn't
changed a bit.

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-likelihood (noun): probability
Example:
There is a strong likelihood that elections are going to take place before the
year is over.

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-under the weather (idiom): feeling ill or sick
Example:
Oh! Don't ask me to drive today, I am feeling a bit under the weather..

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-to turn down (phrasal verb): to decline; to refuse something
Example:
I don't understand why you turned down his offer! It seemed such a good
bargain!

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-pathetic (adj.): something that causes/arouses scornful pity or sympathy to
others
Example:
She thought it was very pathetic of him to follow her every day after school but
he was just very much in love.

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-ongoing (adj.): continuing; moving forward; in progress
Example:
This is going to be an ongoing school project that will constantly develop
according to the feedback we will be getting from children.

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-everything but the kitchen sink (expression): every imaginable and
unimaginable object is included.
Example:

I really wonder how she manages to lift up her heavy bag every day! She
carries everything but the kitchen sink!!

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-inclination (noun): tendency; mental attitude or desire towards something
Example:
He had an inclination to classical music since he was 4 years old, so his
parents decided to buy him a piano.

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-knock on wood (idiom): tapping with your knuckles on a wooden surface in
order to avoid bad luck.
Example:
When are we going to go for a school trip if it--knock on wood!--rains
tomorrow?

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-to turn up (phrasal verb): arrive; show up; be present
Example:
We were waiting for John to come to the party but he didn't turn up!
OR it can also be used:
to turn up the volume

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-approach (noun): strategy or way of dealing with something
-to approach (verb): to get closer
Example:
This experiment does not work. We have to come up with a different
approach.

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-to seize (verb): to grab/grasp by force; to take advantage of something
Example:
"You've got to seize every opportunity that you can, now that you are young!"

said the father to his sons.


FAMOUS PHRASE:
Seize the day! = Carpe diem!

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-I've got your back (idiom): an expression said to show that you are taking
care of somebody
Example:
- I'm scared, it is too dark to see.
- It's ok, move on, I've got your back!

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-petrified (adj.): 1.) turned into stone (literally) 2.) paralysed with fear
Example:
I was home alone last night and when I heard a knock at the door, I stood
there totally petrified.

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-to consult (verb): to refer to somebody; to follow the advice of somebody; to
talk with somebody before doing something
Example:
You should all consult your doctors before starting any kind of exercise.

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-to prohibit (verb): to forbid an action or activity (usually forbidden by law)
-prohibition (noun)
Example:
You cannot smoke in the hospital; it is prohibited.

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-to indulge in something (verb): to treat oneself with something; to allow
oneself to do something
Example:

For every 5 pounds she loses, she indulges in a beauty massage.


ALWAYS with preposition "IN"!!!

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-obsolete (adj.): no longer used
Example:
With the advancement of technology, audio CDs will gradually become
obsolete.

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-thrifty (adj.): saving money, economical
Example:
He is very thrifty; he never buys anything unless he really needs it.

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-humid (adj): containing a high percentage of water vapor in the air.
-humidity (noun)
Example:
It is so humid today that I feel my hair wet!

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-take off (phrasal verb): start to fly
Example:
The plane takes off at 7 o'clock.

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-to take something off (phrasal verb): remove something especially for
clothing.
Example:
The first thing he does when he enters his house is to take his shoes and
clothes off.

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-Mumbo Jumbo (expression): used to say that something is meaningless;

nonsense
Example:
Tell me why you didn't do your homework: you'd better have a serious reason
'cause I won't accept any mumbo jumbo again!

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-over the top (idiom): very excessive; too much
Example:
- No, you're not going to wear such a short skirt with these high heels; It will
be over the top!

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-hibernation (noun): an inactive and dormant state of certain animals during
the winter
-to hibernate (verb)
Example:
Bears and turtles are known to fall into hibernation during the winter.

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-platonic (adj.): pure, chaste; not based on the physical attraction or sex (for
relationships)
Example:
They communicated online and rarely saw each other: they only had a
platonic relationship.

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-to establish (verb): to create; to build; to set-up
-establishment (noun)
Example:
Before we begin, we must establish the new rules for our team.

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-do away with something (phrasal verb): to get rid of something; to discard
Example:

It is about time you did away with all these old clothes you never wear! You
should give them to charity.

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-to bring something up (phrasal verb): to start talking about something
Example:
I told her not to bring my pregnancy up in front of my mother but she did it
anyway!

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-riding shotgun (idiom): sitting on the front seat of a car as a passenger.
Example:
She always asks to ride shotgun because if she sits at the back she gets
dizzy.

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-reimbursement (noun): money or service received as compensation or
refund for something lost or damaged
Example:
He received a lot of money as reimbursement when they fired him because he
was working for them 20 years or so.

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-come over (phrasal verb): to visit
Example:
-Do you want to come over tonight to watch a movie together?

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-conscience (noun): the moral inner feeling of what is right and what is
wrong.
Example:
He would never hit a woman no matter what she has done; it is against his
conscience.

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-to take after (phrasal verb): to look like somebody from your family either in
looks or in character.
Example:
Emily takes after her mother both in appearance and personality! They are
both pretty and shy.

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-out of the blue (expression): suddenly, totally unexpected
Example:
We were walking in the forest when a wild bear appeared out of the blue!

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-aftermath (noun): outcome, something that follows as a consequence
Example:
The aftermath of the tornado was that two families of the area lost their
houses and they are now homeless.

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-to get the hang of something (expression): to gradually become better at
something with practice
Example:
At first it was difficult, but gradually he got the hang of the Academic Reading
strategy in IELTS!

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-to get together (phrasal verbs): to meet; to spend some time with each other
Example:
I will be in town some time next week. Let's get together for a coffee!

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-to manage: to succeed; to achieve; to control
Example:
I never understood how he managed to persuade her.

PREPOSITION!!
manage + to do something

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-put somebody down (phrasal verb): to insult someone; to make someone
feel inferior or bad
Example:
She broke up with him because he was constantly putting her down in front of
others.

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-fair and square (expression): totally fairly, justly, by the rules
Example:
He won the game fair and square! He doesn't like cheating anyway.

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-The third time is a charm (idiom): when somebody fails in something twice
but s/he succeeds the third time which is the lucky one.
Example:
Well, I took the IELTS twice and failed, but you know what they say: third
time's a charm!!

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-to get something across (phrasal verb): to communicate; to make
understandable
Example:
I was trying to get my point across, but it was useless as they weren't
listening.

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-without a doubt (expression): for certain, for sure, definitely.
Example:
Mary will go to the airport without a doubt. She was really excited to see him
again.

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-to extinguish (verb): to bring to an end; OR put out (for a fire)
Example:
The fire was extinguished quickly and no one got hurt.

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-effectively (adv.): efficiently, adequately, in the right way
-effective (adj.)
-effectiveness (noun)
Example:
You need to know your clients' needs in order to deal with them effectively.

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-to look something up (phrasal verb): to search for and find something
usually in the dictionary
Example:
-I do not know the meaning of this word.
-Why don't you look it up in the dictionary?

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-to carry on (phrasal verb): to continue; to go on
Example:
After her death, he thought he was unable to carry on but after a couple of
years he remarried.

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-persecution (noun): the practice of mistreating or exterminating a group that
differs in terms of religion, social traits or ethnicity.
-to persecute (verb)
Example:
In The Second World War the Jews were persecuted by Hitler.

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-to break a leg (expression): a superstitious way of saying 'good luck' without
saying 'good luck' but the opposite.
Example:
-Our premiere begins in 10 minutes! I am so nervous!
-Don't worry, you'll be great! Break a leg!

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-challenge (noun): a difficult task
-to challenge (verb)
Example:
This role was out of his comfort zone but he saw it as a challenge that he had
to go through and he finally won the Oscar!

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-do things on the trot (idiom): do things one after the other without any
pause or break.
Example:
I was very surprised to see him smoking cigarettes on the trot the whole night!

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-to cut to the chase (idiom): to get to the point without any unnecessary
details.
Example:
He is known for talking too much, so when he started narrating the story we
all told him to cut to the chase already!

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-to work out (phrasal verb): to exercise
Example:
Has John been working out lately? He seems to have lost some weight.

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-to find out (phrasal verb): to discover


Example:
John found out all the lies she had been telling him and he asked a divorce.

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-perception (noun): awareness; insight; recognition; understanding
-to perceive (verb)
Example:
Dostoyevsky in his work showed rare perception of human psychology.

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-simultaneously (adv.): at the exact same time.
Example:
The two babies started crying almost simultaneously.

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-to depict (verb): to describe; to represent
Example:
I prefer paintings that depict nature rather than abstract ones.

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-stagnant (adj.): staying still, not progressing, not flowing
Example:
Mosquitoes flourish on stagnant waters.

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-to know the ropes (idiom): to understand the details
Example:
You have to really know the ropes before you embark on having your own
business.

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-to end up (phrasal verb): to reach a conclusion; to decide
Example:

-After so much fighting, we ended up staying at home instead of going to the


party.

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-severe (adj.): very serious, harsh
Example:
He expressed such a severe critique on their art, that they were offended and
never invited him again to anything.

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-spitting image (idiom): the exact likeness of something; looking identical
Example:
I look at him and it is so astonishing that he is the spitting image of his
grandfather!

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-relevant (adj.): related, pertinent
Example:
This theory is not relevant to the topic we discussed in the seminar; it states
an entirely different thing.

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-to stick to something (phrasal verb): to continue doing something; to be
disciplined until you achieve something
Example:
If you stick to the rules, you will manage to win this game.

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-premonition (noun): a feeling that something is going to happen
Example:
I had a premonition that something bad was about to happen when they
called me to inform me about the accident.

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-let bygones be bygones (idiom): to forget about a disagreement or a
conflict.
Example:
Are you still mad? This happened years ago! Let bygones be bygones!"

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-to misuse (verb): to use in the wrong way
Example:
He misused the machine for so long that a day it just stopped working.

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-assumption (noun): presumption, supposition, making a guess based on
facts
-assume (verb)
Example:
-Please don't make assumptions about the new product. I want the opinions of
those who have already tasted it.

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-infallible (adj.): without making any error; no mistakes.
Example:
Doctors are not infallible. They can make mistakes, too.

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-hold onto somebody/something (phrasal verb): grab very tightly and
strongly
Example:
-He holds onto his coat because the wind is blowing! (literal meaning)
Example 2:
-She doesn't want to talk to him; she still holds onto anger because he lied to
her (figurative meaning).

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-to speculate (verb): to make a guess about what might happen
-speculation (noun)
Example:
It is very difficult to know the results of the method beforehand; we can only
speculate.

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-hold your horses (idiom): be patient; stop a little bit to think about it
Example:
-I like her so much! I will ask her to marry me.
-Hey, dude, hold your horses there! She doesn't even know your name!!

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-to give in (phrasal verb): to quit; to surrender
Example:
She was trying to persuade him for a long time to go on a trip together and he
finally gave in. They went to Rome.

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-recession (noun): a period of decline [especially for economy]
Example:
During the recession, lots of people lost their jobs.

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-to back someone up (phrasal verb): to support
Example:
My dad backed me up when I told him that I didn't want to be a lawyer like he
was.

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-long time no see (expression): used when you haven't seen a person for a
long time and you finally see him/her
Example:

-Hey Jane! Long time no see! How have you been?


-Hey Jack, yes, it's been ages! I'm fine, let's have some coffee and catch up,
shall we?

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-couch potato (expression): a very lazy person that watches TV all day lying
down.
Example:
The only thing she does is eating and watching TV! No wonder she gained so
much weight!

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-to buy a lemon (idiom): to buy a vehicle that constantly causes problems; it
stops working.
Example:
She thought that buying a used car would be cheaper but she was constantly
giving money to fix this lemon she bought every time it broke down.

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-collaboration (noun): working together
Example:
They confirmed the collaboration of their companies by signing the new
contract.

WORD OF THE DAY!!


-devious (adj.): not sincere, deceitful
Example:
I wouldn't trust him if I were you: he can be very devious at times.

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