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existing as an idea, feeling or quality, not as a material object
an arm, leg or other body part
to talk or say something in a quick, confused, excited or silly way
a hole or a space inside something solid or between two surfaces
(= chimpanzee) an African animal like a large monkey
If you choke, or if something chokes you, you stop breathing because something is blocking your throat.
when you think or use a conscious mental process
a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them
to collect information and arrange it in a book, report, or list
when someone always behaves or performs in a similar way or when something always happens in a similar way
something that limits what you can do
extremely loving and loyal
a measurement of something in a particular direction, especially its height, length or width
when something becomes known or starts to exist
a speech, piece of writing, poem, etc. containing great praise, especially for someone who recently died or stopped working
fall into place
When events or details that you did not understand before fall into place, they become easy to understand
the mark made on something by the pattern of curved lines on the end of someone’s finger
Something that fuels a feeling or a type of behaviour increases or strengthens it.
relating to the way in which living things develop over millions of years
relating to scientific methods of solving crimes
the ability to judge correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge
part of an animal or plant from thousands of years ago, preserved in rock
in the frame
under suspicion of committing a crime
relating to genes
the period of the development of a child or young animal while it is still inside its mother’s body
feelings of great unhappiness and loss of hope
a period of time, sometimes imaginary, when everyone was happy, or when a particular art, business, etc. was very successful
to make it difficult to do something or for something to develop
based on images
to have the same physical or mental characteristics as one of your parents or grandparents
An innate quality or ability is one that you were born with, not one you have learned.
If things are interlaced thay are joined together to make a whole, especially by crossing one thing over another or fitting one part into another.
having many small or complicated parts and details
If something or someone is intrusive, they become involved in things which should be private.
the amount of time that a person lives or a thing exists
The make-up of something or someone is the combination of things that form it.
to control something using the hands
If something is monotonous, it is boring because it stays the same.
something that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion
a doctor who has special training in medical care for children
a short simple story which teaches or explains an idea, especially a moral or religious idea
using ideas and methods that have never been used before
to be or go before something or someone in time or space
happening too soon or before the usual time
relating to human society at a very early stage of development, with people living in a simple way without machines or a writing system
to give someone a piece of information that is surprising or that was previously secret
Someone who is right-handed uses their right hand to do most things.
a religious speech given by a priest in church
a system of communication using hand movements, used by people who are deaf (=cannot hear)
to slope in a particular direction, or to make something slope in a particular direction
a short phrase that is easy to remember and is used to make people notice something
relating to the position, area, and size of things
the shaping of something so that it can move as effectively and quickly as possible through a liquid or gas
a talk given to summarise important information, often in a court of law
a large increase in something
the grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence
take into account
to consider or remember when judging a situation
able to be trusted
straight up or vertical
a large building for storing things before they are sold, used or sent out to shops, or a large shop selling a large number of a particular product at a cheap rate