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391

Turn (sth) over

To change to a different television station:
This programme's boring - can I turn over to BBC2?

392

In the light of sth
UK (US in light of sth)

Because of:
In the light of recent incidents, we are asking our customers to take particular care of their personal belongings.

393

Amok (adv)

Run amok
To be out of control and act in a wild or dangerous manner:
The soldiers ran amok after one of their senior officers was killed.
The two dogs ran amok in a school playground.

394

Gusto (n)

Great energy, enthusiasm, and enjoyment that is experienced by someone taking part in an activity, especially a performance:
Everyone joined in the singing with great gusto.

395

Wretched (adj)

Wretched adjective (BAD QUALITY)
Unpleasant or of low quality:
a wretched childhood
The house was in a wretched state.

Wretched adjective (FEELING BAD)
Very ill or very unhappy:
I think I must be coming down with flu - I've been feeling wretched all day.

Wretched adjective (ANNOYING)
Used to express anger when something annoying happens:
My wretched car's broken down again.
wretchedness (n)

396

Pull through (sth)

To become well again after a serious illness, especially when you might have died:
They said the operation had been successful and they expected his wife to pull through.

397

Unrepeatable (adj)

Rude or
Cannot happen again

398

The author ____ the book to her parents. The message is printed on the inside cover.

Dedicate

399

In bulk

In large amounts.
The office buys paper in bulk to keep down costs.

400

Down-to-earth (adj)

Practical, reasonable, and friendly:
She's a down-to-earth woman with no pretensions.

401

Neighbourly (adj)

Friendly or helpful to your neighbours:
It was very neighbourly of you to do her shopping for her.
Neighbourliness (n)

402

Aesthetic (adj)

› Relating to the enjoyment or study of beauty:
The new building has little aesthetic value/appeal.
› An aesthetic object or a work of art is one that shows great beauty:
furniture that is both aesthetic and functional
Aesthetically (adv)

403

Bit by bit

Gradually:
I saved up the money bit by bit.

404

Frenzy (n)

(an example of) uncontrolled and excited behaviour or emotion that is sometimes violent:
In a frenzy of rage she hit him.
the media frenzy over the royal wedding
The audience worked/whipped themselves up into a frenzy as they waited for her to come on stage.
There was a frenzy of activity on the financial markets yesterday.
In a moment of jealous frenzy, she cut the sleeves off all his shirts.

405

It's hard to ____ the balance between work and life.

Strike

406

To ____ healthy lifestyle

Promote

407

They have ____ to reduce the number of smoking-related illness within ten years.

Pledged

408

To _____ a policy

Implement

409

To _____ people's right

Preserve

410

Everything government does to ___smoking reduce the income they receive from tax on cigarettes.

Curb (to control or limit something that is not wanted)
The government should act to curb tax evasion.

411

Expressions related to love

Got it really bad: to be very much in love [estar super apaixonado]
Smitten: having suddenly started to like or love something or someone very much [apaixonado]
Loved up: feeling full of romantic love for someone [perdidamente apaixonado]
Two-time: If you two-time your partner, you secretly have a romantic relationship with someone else.[enganar, trair]

412

Munch (v)

To eat something, especially noisily:
He was munching on an apple.
We watched her munch her way through two packets of peanuts.

413

Nibble (away) at sth

To slowly reduce something:
Even when inflation is low, it nibbles away at people's savings, reducing their value considerably over several years.

414

Ordeal (n)

A very unpleasant and painful or difficult experience:
The hostages' ordeal came to an end when soldiers stormed the building.

415

Goddess (n)

A female god.

416

Turn your nose up

To not accept something because you do not think it is good enough for you:
They turned their noses up at the only hotel that was available.

417

Word family (Hesitate)

Hesitantly (adv)
Nonhesitant (adj)
Non hesitantly (adv)
Unhesitant (adj)
Unhesitantly (adv)
Hesitation (n, pause)
Hesitancy (n)
Hesitant (adj)

418

Indigenous people have been displaced to ____ way for hotels and golf courses.

Make

419

Come in

To receive criticism or blame for something
She came in for a lot of criticism for not turning up for the meeting last week.

420

You'll be _____ the law if you try to take that much money out of the country

Breaking