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Unit 13


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accompanist
someone who plays an instrument such as the piano or guitar while someone else sings or plays the main tune
accusation
when you say that someone has done something bad
acrimonious
involving a lot of anger, disagreement, and bad feelings
allied
joined by a formal agreement
applaud
to clap your hands to show that you have enjoyed a performance, talk, etc
baluster
the row of poles at the side of stairs and the wooden or metal bar on top of them
bead of sweat
a very small amount of sweat
burden
something difficult or unpleasant that you have to deal with or worry about
complexion
the colour and appearance of the skin on someone’s face
conceal
to hide something
counter
an opposing opinion or action
crown
the top of a hat, head, or hill
cunning
clever at getting what you want, especially by tricking people
detain
to delay someone for a short length of time
double chin
a fold of skin between the face and neck which is caused by a layer of fat developing under the skin
exasperated
annoyed
faithful
If your husband, wife, or partner is faithful, they do not have a sexual relationship with anyone else.
fleeting
short or quick
deliberate
careful and without hurry
frankness
honesty
gesture
a movement you make with your hand, arm, or head to express what you are thinking or feeling
graceful
moving in a smooth, relaxed, and attractive way, or having a smooth, attractive shape
gulp
the act of eating or drink food or liquid quickly by swallowing it in large amounts
idle
not serious or having no real purpose
make an impact
to have a powerful effect on a situation or person
implication
a result or effect that seems likely in the future
implication
when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly
incalculable
too big to measure
insufferable
extremely annoying or unpleasant
intimate
private and personal
limb
a leg or an arm of a person
marked
very noticeable
lodger
someone who pays for a place to sleep, and usually for meals, in someone else’s house
loquaciousness
talking a lot
malicious
intended to harm or upset someone
nakedness
the state of being naked
nobleman
a member of the nobility (= the highest social rank in a society)
noxious
poisonous or harmful
obesity
extreme fatness
omen
a sign of what will happen in the future
ornate
decorated with a lot of complicated patterns
outer space
the part of space that is very far away from Earth
overview
a short description giving the most important facts about something
physique
the shape and size of your body
piercing
A piercing noise, light, etc is very strong and unpleasant.
premonition
a feeling that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to happen
prestigious
very much respected and admired, usually because of being important
presumably
used to say what you think is the likely situation
prey on sb’s mind
If a problem preys on your mind, you think about it and worry about it a lot.
privileged
having a privilege
radical
a person who supports great social and political change
reassuring
making you feel less worried
repulsive
extremely unpleasant, especially to look at
routine
done regularly and very boring
sallow
Sallow skin is slightly yellow and does not look healthy.
sardonic
showing little respect in a humorous but unkind way, often because you think that you are too important to consider or discuss a matter
make a scene
to create a dramatic or embarrassing situation
sensual
relating to physical pleasure
shabby
looking untidy and in bad condition
shovel sth into your mouth
to put large quantities of food into your mouth very quickly
sluggish
moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power
soothe
to make someone feel calm
square meal
a satisfying meal that fills you and provides you with all the different types of food that your body needs
startled
surprised or worried by something unexpected
stout
quite fat
straight face
a serious expression on your face that you use when you do not want someone to know that you think something is funny
swallow
to move your throat in order to make food or drink go down
temperament
the part of your character that affects your moods and the way you behave
in the throes of sth
experiencing or doing something which is difficult, unpleasant or painful
thud
the sound that is made when something heavy falls or hits something else
tiresome
making you feel annoyed or bored
trace
a small amount of something
tranquil
calm and quiet
tremble
to shake slightly, especially because you are nervous, frightened, or cold
uncluttered
not filled in an untidy or badly organized way
unspoiled
An unspoilt place is beautiful because it has not been changed or damaged.
veiled
said so that the true meaning or purpose is not clear
widower
a man whose wife has died
wood-panelled
covered or decorated with flat, usually rectangular pieces of wood
yellowish
slightly yellow