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absorbing
very interesting
approve
to allow or officially agree to something
assassinate
to kill someone famous or important
back road
a small road which does not have much traffic on it
bank
(of an aircraft) to fly with one wing higher than the other when turning
bank on sb/sth
to expect something or depend on something happening
bar
a place where alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk
bar
a small block of something solid
bar
to officially prevent someone doing something or going somewhere, or to prevent something happening
bar
except
bar code
a small rectangular pattern of thick and thin black lines of magnetic ink printed on a product, or on its container, etc. so its details can be read by and recorded on a computer
beat
to mix something repeatedly using a utensil such as a spoon or whisk
biro
a type of ballpoint
bleep
a short, high electronic noise
cast your eye over sth
to look quickly at something
coincidence
when two very similar things happen at the same time but there is no reason for it
collar
a narrow piece of leather or plastic that you fasten round the neck of an animal
condemned
A condemned person is someone who is going to be killed, especially as a punishment for having committed a very serious crime, such as murder.
contour
the shape of a mass of land or other object, especially its surface or the shape formed by its outer edge
courting
having a romantic relationship with someone that you hope to marry
dashboard
the part facing the driver at the front of a car with controls and equipment to show things such as speed and temperature
disposable
intended to be thrown away after use
enchanting
very nice
engrossing
very interesting, and needing all your attention
enrich
to improve the quality of something by adding something
eye
the hole in a needle through which you put the thread
figure
the symbol for a number or an amount expressed in numbers
figure
a picture or drawing, often with a number, in a book or other document
figure
the shape of the human body, or a person
figure
to be, appear, take part or be included in something
flat
a set of rooms to live in, with all the rooms on one level of a building
flat
If a tyre is flat, it does not contain enough air.
flat
smooth and level, with no curved, high, or hollow parts
flat
without any energy, interest, or emotion
flat
A flat musical note sounds unpleasant because it is slightly lower than it should be.
flat out
as fast or as hard as possible
flexible
A flexible substance can bend easily without breaking.
gearbox
a metal box containing the gears in a vehicle
take sth for granted
to believe something to be the truth without thinking about it
grotesque
strange and unpleasant, especially in a ridiculous or slightly frightening way
hackneyed
describes a phrase or an idea which has been said or used so often that it has become boring and has no meaning
hiccup
to make a loud noise in the throat because of a sudden uncontrollable tightening of a muscle just below the chest
hideous
very ugly
ill-conceived
badly planned or not wise
impractical
Impractical ideas, methods, etc cannot be used or done easily.
indispensable
completely necessary
ingenious
very clever and involving new ideas, equipment, or methods
inspired
showing a lot of skill and good ideas
laundry
the dirty clothes and sheets which need to be, are being or have been washed
let down
If you let down something filled with air, you cause the air to go out of it.
mean
to intend to express a fact or opinion
mean
A mean person does not like spending money, especially on other people.
mean
unkind and unpleasant
mean
In maths, a mean number is an average number.
be no mean feat
to be a great acheivement
mess sth up
to make something untidy or dirty
mini
small
monstrous
very bad or cruel
mop
a stick with soft material fixed at one end used for cleaning floors
nominee
a person or a piece of work which has been nominated
at short notice
only a short time before something happens
hand in your notice
to tell your employer that you intend to leave your job after a particular period of time
patent
a legal right that a person or company receives to make or sell a particular product so that others cannot copy it
pivotable
able to turn around a fixed point
put sth on
to cover part of the body with clothes, shoes, make-up or something similar
put sth on
to produce or provide something, especially for the good of other people or for a special purpose
put sth on
to pretend to have a particular feeling or way of behaving which is not real or natural to you
put sth on
to make a device operate, or to cause a device to play something, such as a DVD, by pressing a switch
put weight on
If people or animals put weight on, they become heavier.
pointless
Something that is pointless has no purpose.
ravishing
very beautiful
repulsive
extremely unpleasant, especially to look at
run a bath
to fill a bath with water for washing
ice rink
an area of ice, usually inside a building, which is prepared for people to ice skate on
SatNav
satellite navigation: a system of computers and satellites, used in cars and other places that tell you where something is, where you are, or how to get to a place
score
20 or approximately 20
on that score
about the thing or subject which has just been mentioned
sliced bread
bread which has already been cut into thin pieces
stick
to bear or accept something or someone unpleasant
stow
to put something in a particular place until it is needed
stunning
very beautiful
suction pad
a piece of rubber which sticks to surfaces when pressed against them
thread
a long, thin piece of cotton, wool, etc that is used for sewing
treadmill
a machine with a moving part which you run on for exercise
treat yourself
to buy something for yourself or do something enjoyable, especially to reward yourself or make yourself feel good
trivial
small and not important
vain
too interested in your own appearance and thinking you are very attractive