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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words8 Deck (43):
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Blunder

N. a big mistake, usually caused by not taking car or thinking
V. +adv. or prep. To move in an awkward way

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Daze

In a daze
Unable to think clearly

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Mourn

V. To feel or express great sadness, especially because of someone's death
N. a person at a funeral

Funeral: a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

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Subside

V. If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extreme
V. If a building, land or water subsides, it goes down to a lower level

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Maim

V. To injure a person so severely that a part of their body no longer work as it should

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Comprehend

V. To understand something completely

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Commend

To formally praise someone or something

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Exempt

V. To excuse someone or something from a duty, pay,rent, etc.
Adj. with special permission not to do or pay something (exempt from xx)

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Vain

Adj. unsuccessful or useless. Of no value
Adj. too interested in your own appearance or achievement
In vain: unsuccessful or uselessly

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Repetition

N. when you do or say something again
N. something that happens in the same way as something which happened before

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Depict

V. To represent or show something in a picture or story

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Mortal

Adj. ( of living things, especially people) unable to continue living forever. Having to die
Immortal: living or last forever

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Novel

New, strange, a long story with character and plot

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Occupant

N. a person who lived or works in a room or buildinh

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Appoint

V. To choose someone officially for a job or responsibility

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Quarter

N. quarters
A room or house that has been provided, especially for set ants or soldier and their families, to live in

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Verse

N. writing which is arranged in short lines with a regular rhythm. Poetry
N. One of the parts into which a poem or song is divvied

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Morality

N.
Ethics and morality

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Roam

V. To move about or travel, especially without a cleat idea of what you are going to do

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Attract

V. Draw to oneself. Win the attention and liking of

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Commuter

N. One who travels regularly, especially over a considerable distance, between home and work

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Confine

V. To limit an activity, person or problem in some way
V. To keep someone closed in a place, often by force

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Idle

Adj. not working or being used
An idle moment or period of time is one in which there is no work or avtivity

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Idol

N. someone who is admired and respected very much
N. a picture or object that people pray to as part of their religion

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Jest

N. something which is said or done in order to be funny
In jest
Intended as a joke and not said seriously

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Patriotic

Adj. Loving one's country. Showing love and loyal support of one's country.

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Dispute

An argument or disagreement, especially and official one between, for example, workers and employers or two countries with a common border
Beyond dispute: certainly
In dispute: being doubted

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Valor

N. great bravery

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Lunatic

N. someone who behaved in a silly or dangerous way

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Vein

N. a tube that carried blood to the heart from other paths of the body

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Uneventful

Adj. described a time of situation in which nothing interesting or surprising happens

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Fertile

Adj. describes land that can produce a large number of good quality crops

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Refer

Refer to sb. Or st.
V. To talking or write about someone or something, especially in only a fre words
Refer sb. To sth.
To direct someone or something to. Different y place or person cot information, help or Action, often to a person o group with more knowledge or power

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Distress

N. a feeling of extreme worry, sadness or pain

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Diminish

V. To reduce or be reduced on size or importance

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Flee

V. To escape by running away, especially because of danger or fear

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Vulnerable

Adj. able yo be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt, influenced or attacked.

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Signify

V. To be a sign of something. To mean

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Mythology

N. myths in general
N. a popular belief that is probably not yrue

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Colleague

N. Associate. Fellow worker

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Torment

M. Garage mental suffering and unhappiness, or great physical pain

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Provide

V. To supply. To state as a condition. To prepare for or against some situation

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Loyalty

N. Faithfulness to a person, government, idea, custom, or the like