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this store doesn't CARRY the item

14a. keep in stock for sale

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can you SPOT me some money?

lend someone a small anount of money

*give (an opponent) a specified advantage at the beginning of a race, game, etc. in order to make a competition more even
They SPOTTED us five points, but we still lost.

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the motion is ADJOURNED/TABLED.

decide not to discuss sth until a later time.
formally present sth for discussion.
The committee TABLED the issue until the next meeting.
She plans to TABLE a motion for debate in Parliament.

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reach age of MAJORITY

the age at which full civil rights are accorded

4

beauty PAGEANT
Christmas PAGEANT

a play or performance made of scenes from a historical event or a legend

5

SUFFICE it to say that ...

Let's say ... period.

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CHARTERED plane

hire (a ship, bus) for temporary use

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COMPARTMENT

one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
The suitcase has a zippered COMPARTMENT for personal items.
The refrigerator has a separate COMPARTMENT for meats.

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FLIGHTS to climb

a series of stairs from one landing or floor to another

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SEARING heat

extremely intense, severe
very hot
very strong and critical
SEARING pain
SEARING review
SEARING portrayal
make a searing attack on the enemies

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have a FROG in throat

a condition in the throat that produces hoarseness (having a harsh or rough sound or voice)

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play by EAR

deal with sth without previous planning or instructions

12

much to somebody's CHAGRIN

a feeling of being frustrated or annoyed because of failure or disappointment

13

grade on CURVE
absolute SCALE

relative grade marking
absolute marking

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give somebody a LIFT

give someone a ride

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DWELL on something

keep the attention directed
dwell (up)on
tried not to DWELL ON my fears
reporters DWELLING ON the recent scandal

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RANK odor

foul odor
stink

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have PENCHANT for

a strong like for something or a strong tendency to behave in a certain way

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regard sth as someone's DUE

take sth as someone's granted reponsibility before being imposed

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SLIP my mind

escape from one's memory or notice
Their names SLIP my mind.

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ONSET of a disease/winter

beginning, commencement

attack, assault -
withstand the onset of the army

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GRACE period

an amount of extra time that someone is given to pay a bill, finish a project, etc.
The terms of the loan allow for a ten-day GRACE period.

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at someone's own VOLITION

the power to make your own choices or decisions
syn. discretion
She left the church OF HER OWN VOLITION.
it was BEYOND MY VOLITION/control.

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it was SPONTANEOUS.

did you do it on purpose?

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FALL HEIR TO

be responsible for
have rights

The Declaration of Independence to which every american was to fall heir.