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Flashcards in Deck 14 Deck (16):
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distend (v)
/dɪˈstɛnd/

Swell or cause to swell by pressure from inside
--> distension (n)

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senator (n)
/ˈsɛnətə/

A member of a senate, in particular a member of the US Senate (thượng nghị sĩ)

3

upbringing (n)
/ˈʌpbrɪŋɪŋ/

The treatment and instruction received by a child from its parents throughout its childhood

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cosmopolitan
/ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪt(ə)n/

1. (adj) Familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures
Including people from many different countries
Having an exciting and glamorous character associated with travel and a mixture of cultures
2. (adj) (Of a plant or animal) found all over the world
3. (n) A cosmopolitan person
4. (n) A cosmopolitan plant or animal.

5

bucolic
/bjuːˈkɒlɪk/

1. (adj) Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life
2. (n) A pastoral poem.

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amalgamate (v)
/əˈmalɡəmeɪt/

Combine or unite to form one organization or structure:
(chemistry) Alloy (a metal) with mercury

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spartan
/ˈspɑːt(ə)n/

1, (adj) Showing or characterized by austerity or a lack of comfort or luxury
2. (adj) Relating to Sparta in ancient Greece
3. (n) A citizen of Sparta

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tony (adj)
/ˈtəʊni/

Fashionable among wealthy or stylish people

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hinterland (n)
/ˈhɪntəland/

1. The remote areas of a country away from the coast or the banks of major rivers
The area around or beyond a major town or port
(nội địa, hậu phương)
2. An area lying beyond what is visible or known

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squalid (adj)
/ˈskwɒlɪd/

(Of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect
Showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards

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well-heeled (adj)

Wealthy.

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refuge (n)
/ˈrɛfjuːdʒ/

The state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or difficulty
A place or situation providing safety or shelter
An institution providing safe accommodation for women who have suffered violence from a spouse or partner

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concrete
/ˈkɒŋkriːt/

1. (adj) Existing in a material or physical form; not abstract
Specific; definite
(Of a noun) denoting a material object as opposed to an abstract quality, state, or action.
2. (n) A building material (bê tông)
3. (v) Cover (an area) with concrete
Fix in position with concrete
4. (v) Form (something) into a mass; solidify
Make real or concrete instead of abstract
5. (in the concrete) In reality or in practice

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fruition (n)
/frʊˈɪʃ(ə)n/

1. The realization or fulfilment of a plan or project
2. The state or action of producing fruit

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prudish (adj)
/ˈpruːdɪʃ/

Having or revealing a tendency to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity; excessively concerned with sexual propriety

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debauchery (n)
/dɪˈbɔːtʃ(ə)ri/

Excessive indulgence in sex, alcohol, or drugs.