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The Shoeshine


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a showshine
a person who cleans and polishes shoes in exchange for money
to your liking
something you want or desire
period
time
suppose
imagine, assume
unemployed
the state of being without paid work and/or without purpose
labour
building work usually done with your hands
a newspaper vendor
someone who sells newspapers
a door-to-door salesperson
someone who walks from street to street, knocking on every door to sell products to people in their homes
infer
to make accurate judgements based on fact
dignity
the importance of self respect and appreciation
to correlate
to understand a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another
the role
the job, the purpose
cooperation
1. the action or process of working together to the same end 2. assistance, especially by complying readily with requests
interdependence
mutual dependence between things eg: in biology plants and animals mutually depend on each other to survive
attitude
a settled way of thinking or feeling about something
characteristic
a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them; an attribute or feature
initiative
the ability to assess situations and do things independently
adapt
1. to make something suitable for a new purpose 2. the ability to adjust to new conditions
unforeseen
something not planned for or expected
appropriate
suitable or proper in the circumstances
ego
a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance
a hassle
a problem, an issue, a bother
status
relative social or professional position; social standing
consciousness
the state of being aware of and responsive to one's surroundings
discriminate
recognise a distinction; differentiate in a positive or negative way
subordinate clause
a clause (part or a sentence), typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main/ principle clause e.g. the words - ‘when it rang’ in the sentence, ‘she answered the phone when it rang’
subordinate
lower in rank or position - less important
enrich
improve or enhance the quality or value of
idly
with no particular purpose, reason, or foundation, in a lazy or aimless way
puzzled
confused, bewildered, unclear
making fun of
to tease and mock a person as a joke at that persons expense
in any case
whatever happens or may have happened
to make better
to make something more desirable, satisfactory, or effective
to get better
partly or fully recovered from illness, injury, or mental stress
it all depends
used to express uncertainty in answering a question
pavement
side-walk - the part of the road that people can walk on out of the way from the flow of bicycles and cars
matriculation
the action of matriculating at a college or university
to open up a whole new world
expression: to completely change someone's ideas or way of thinking to allow them to be better informed with new information
goal
objective
to be drawn back to
to go back to a certain situation or idea due to another idea or force
loose change
a few coins
several
more than 2 but not many
a pocket
a small bag sewn into or on clothing so as to form part of it, used for carrying small articles
to quicken
to get faster
dialect
a particular form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group
The Union
a society or association formed by people with a common interest or purpose to ensure protection and fairness eg: workers, mothers, teachers
to grant
to give, to allow
illegal
not legal, against the law
literally
1. in a literal manner or sense; exactly, truthfully 2. used for emphasis while not being factually true
a toffee tin
a metal box for storing sweets
finances
the finances or financial situation of an organization or individual
crisis
a time of intense difficulty or danger when difficult and important decisions have to be made
trainee
a person undergoing training for a particular job or profession
paras
paragraphs
to exchange
a person undergoing training for a particular job or profession
underemployment
an employment situation that is insufficient in some important way for the worker; low standards, low pay, unhealthy working environment
makes a living
Rani’s sister has lost her husband. She ___________by giving music lessons.
should not make fun of
We should not ________________________people who stammer.
pulled a long face
Ahmad had broken a glass vase, when his mother scolded him he ______________ .
pulled down
Amit was strong and healthy. Last month he had influenza. He looks _____________now.
the narrator
the person telling the story
to hightlight
draw special attention to something
to come in handy
to turn out to be useful
empathy
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
evident
obvious
jumped with joy
When Rita saw her lost puppy in her father’s arms she ___________________.
taken up
I am awaiting my results but in the meantime I have ___________________ a temporary job.
pay back
My friend lent me some money and I promised to _____________________ by the next month.
had come and gone
The old man was sitting at the same table in the coffee house since morning many people ____________________________ but his son did not show up.
letting in
The security at the bank has been tightened. They are not __________________ anyone without an ID Proof.
a sentence connector
a word or phrase that introduces a clause or sentence and serves as a transition between it and a previous clause or sentence eg: and also
a gesture
a movement of a part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning
to shock
to cause (someone) to feel surprised and upset
a shock
affect with physiological shock, or with an electric shock