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the feeling of being sad and wishing to be in the place one thinks of as home

homesick

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to suggest an idea (such as a song, movie, or book) to a person who has the power to make or create that thing

to pitch

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a small body of water that has land on three sides and is connected to the ocean

bay

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for land or any area under one’s feet to go almost straight up and down

steep

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a thick wire, usually used for sending electricity, for building, or for pulling boats or cars

cable

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low clouds that make it difficult to see

fog

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a sharp drop in a river where water passes over very quickly and drops a long distance

waterfall

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a building where items are made by machines, usually in large numbers and for sale

factory

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to create or to produce something

to generate

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electricity created by moving water

hydroelectric

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a round container usually made of wood, used for storing things

barrel

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an amount of money that is charged as punishment for doing something illegal

fine

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the act of forming an opinion or judgment about the current condition of something or someone; the process of studying a property’s value in order to apply the proper taxes on it

assessment

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the process of judging the value of something or someone after careful thinking

evaluation

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the process of determining the value of someone or something done by an expert

appraisal

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feeling badly for someone because they are going through hardship or difficult times

sympathy

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the ability to identify and relate to the hardship that another person is experiencing and imagine how it feels to go through a similar experience

empathy

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to not hurry; to not think about the time and just make sure that what one is doing is done correctly

to take (one’s) time

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to relax, usually by sitting down to get some rest

to take a load off

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to make someone feel uncomfortable and self- conscious

to embarrass (someone)

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a person who is very entertaining and fun to be around; the most exciting and interesting person at an event

the life of the party

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extremely embarrassing; making one feel ashamed in front of other people

humiliating

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to have a negative feeling of embarrassment when someone does something unpleasant or difficult to watch

to cringe

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a period of time when nobody is speaking, because nobody can think of anything appropriate to say, but everyone would like someone else to say something because it is uncomfortable to be silent in the situation

awkward silence

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to laugh very loudly and uncontrollably for a long period of time because something is very funny

to laugh (one’s) head off

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the ability to perceive (understand) what makes things funny, laughing at other people’s jokes and telling jokes to make other people laugh

sense of humor

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to do or say something to make another person happy; to do what another person wants one to do so that he or she does not get upset; to pretend to agree with someone

to humor (someone)

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to pretend to be happy or satisfied with something; to focus on the positive side of something that is mostly or entirely negative

to put a good face on

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spontaneous; without previous planning

impromptu

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a person who is very shy and spends time on the edge of a group of people because he or she does not want to interact with others or does not know how to, especially at a dance

wallflower

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to treat everything very seriously and not be able to recognize the humor in a situation, especially when one is being laughed at by others

to not be able to take a joke

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with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement; without limits, restrictions, or hesitation

exuberant

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to make someone feel sad by not meeting his or her expectations; to perform or occur at a level that is lower than what people were expecting or hoping for

to disappoint

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no way; a phrase used to show that there is no possibility of something happening

not a chance