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Flashcards in Group 16 - Day 21 Deck (49):
1

to reek of

to be strongly suggestive of something

2

hard-boiled

tough and cynical

3

alley

a narrow passageway between buildings

4

flop

a total failure

5

floppy

not rigid

6

fancy

elaborate/sophisticated/designed to impress

7

doom

death and destruction

8

mascara

cosmetic used to darken eyelashes

9

bookmaker/bookie

person who takes bets on sporting events

10

fate

destiny

11

junky

a drug addict

12

private eye

a private detective

13

sprawling

spread out

14

turnover rate

the rate at which things/people leave and are replaced

15

to mislead

to give someone the wrong idea or impression about something

16

boudoir

a woman's bedroom or private room

17

shabby

in poor condition

18

blinking

(of a light) shining intermittently

19

gambling

playing games for money

20

dice

small cube with numbers on the side

21

tie

piece of material worn around the neck by men (for formal clothing)

22

loafer

a person who does not work (and does not want to work)

23

towel

cloth used to dry the body

24

harpy

a nasty, unpleasant woman

25

peasant

a poor farmer of low social status

26

to bet

to risk money on a game or sporting event

27

to cut (cards)

to divide a deck of cards in two, and place the bottom portion on the top

28

cane

a walking stick

29

gay

happy

30

a joint (informal)

a place

31

bonfire

large, open-air fire

32

dealer

person who distributes cards in a card game

33

hand

the cards you receive from the dealer

34

king, queen, jack (cards)

the cards with faces

35

ace (cards)

one

36

deck of cards

a pack (complete set) of cards

37

to shuffle (cards)

to mix the cards together

38

to hit (blackjack)

to deal an additional card

39

to stand (blackjack)

to just keep your existing cards

40

to bust (blackjack)

to go above 21

41

soft hand (blackjack)

having an ace that can be valued at 1 or 11

42

hard hand (blackjack)

have an ace that can only be valued at 1

43

wager

a bet

44

card counter

a person who uses mathematics to increase their chances of winning

45

suit (cards)

the four pictorial symbols used to group cards

46

spades

♠︎

47

clubs

♣︎

48

hearts

♥︎

49

diamonds

♦︎