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Architect

N. A person whose Job is to design new buildings and make certain that they are built correctly.

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Matrimony

The state of being married

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Baggage

N. all the cases and bags that you take with you when you travel. Luggage
The beliefs and feelings that you have which influence how you think and behave

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Squander

V. Spend foolishly, waste

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Fugitive

N. a person who is running away or hiding from the polie or a dangerous situation

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Calamity

N. a serious accident or bad event causing damage or suffering

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Pauper

N. A very poor person

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Envy

Jealousy, the object of jealousy, to feel jealous

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Collapse

V. To fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no strength or support

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Prosecute

V. T officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime.

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Bigamy

N. Having two wives or two husbands at the same time

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Compel

V. To force someone to do something

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Awkward

Adj. difficult to use, do, or deal with

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Venture

N. a new activity, usually in business, which involves risk or uncertainty

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Awesome

Causing or showing great fear, wonder, or respect

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Quench

V. To satisfy your thirst by having a drink
To satisfy a need or wish

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Betray

V. To not be loyal to your country or a person, often by doing something harmful such as helping their enemies

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Utter

V. To say something or to make a sound with your voice

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Pacify

V. To cause someone who is angry or upset to be calm and satisfied

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Respond

V. Answer, react

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Beckon

V. To move your hand or head in a way that tells someone to come nearer

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Despite

In spite of
Without taking any notice of being influenced by. not prevented by

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Disrupt

V. To prevent something, especially a system, process or event, from continuing as usual or as expected

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Rash

N. a lot of small red spots on the skin

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Rapid

Adj. fast or sudden. Very quick, swift

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Exhaust

V. Use something compeletely Empty completely, use up, tire out
V. To make someone extremely tired

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Severity

N. Seriousness, harshness, plainness, violence

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Feeble

Adj. Weak and without energy, strength or power

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Unite

V. To join together as a group, or to make people join together as a group. To combine

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Cease

V. To stop something

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Thrifty

Adj. showing careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste

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Miserly

Adj. like or typical of miser
Miser: someone who has a strong wish to have money and hates to spend it

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Miserly

Adj. like or typical of a miser

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Monarch

N. King or queen, ruler

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Outlaw

N. (especially in the past) a person who has broken the law and who lives separately from the other parts of society because they want rescale legal punishment.

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Promote

V. To encourage the Popularity, sale, development or existence of something

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Undernourished

Adj. not eating enough food to continue to be in good health

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Illustrate

V. Make clear or explain by stories

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Disclose

V. To make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden

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Excessive

Adj. Too much, too great, extreme

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Disaster

N. (an event which results in) great harm, damage or death, or serious difficulty

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Censor

N. a person whose ion is to read books, watch films, etc. in order to remove anything offensive from them, or who awards private letters, especially sent during war or from a prison, to remove parts consider unsuitable.

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Culprit

N. someone who has done something wrong

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Juvenile

Adj. Young, youthful, of or for boys and girls, a young person

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Bait

N. Anything, especially food, used to attract fish or other animals so that they may be caught, anything user to tempt or attract a person to begin something he or she does not wish to dol to put bait on (a hook) or in (a trap), torment by unkind or annoying remarks

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Insist

V. To state or demand forcefully, especially despite opposition
坚持,强调