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1

baffle

to perplex or confound

2

kiwi

bird native to New Zealand; a New Zealander

3

plush

luxurious

4

wheel

the part of a car, motorcycle or bicycle that is round and rotates

5

ripen

to become ripe or mature (for food)

6

ripe

mature and ready to eat (for food)

7

booze

alcoholic drinks

8

shiny

reflecting light (for fabrics or materials)

9

vain

having an excessively high opinion of your appearance or abilities

10

bash

a party or social event

11

foe

enemy

12

ladder

structure consisting of a series of parallel bars that can be climbed up or down

13

prime number

a number that cannot be divided by other numbers (e.g. 3, 5, 7, 11, 13)

14

tabloid

small-format newspaper (e.g. Tribuna)

15

broadsheet

large-format newspaper (e.g. Gazeta do Povo)

16

strike

to hit

17

sew

to pass a thread through a piece of fabric with a needle

18

stitch

a loop of thread through a piece of fabric, made to join the fabric to another piece or to repair it

19

wristband

strip of material worn around the wrist

20

turn in

to submit (work to a teacher)

21

hand in

to submit (work to a teacher)

22

assignment

a piece of work given to someone for a job or for study

23

come by

to acquire something

24

broadcast

to transmit

25

hoax

a humorous or malicious public deception

26

coconut

the large nut of the palm tree that has white flesh and contains water

27

wrapping

paper used to cover an object

28

folktale

a story originating in popular culture, typically transmitted orally

29

leash

a cord used to restrain a dog or other animal

30

loiter

to stand around without any apparent purpose

31

credible

able to be believed; convincing

32

far-fetched

unlikely; implausible

33

fishy

suspicious; doubtful

34

iffy

doubtful; or questionable

35

misleading

giving the wrong idea or impression

36

phoney

fake; not genuine

37

well-founded

based on good evidence or reasons

38

dub

to give someone/something an unofficial name

39

pluck

to quickly remove something from its place

40

trader

someone who buys and sells things

41

behead

to cut off someone's head

42

cursed

affected by some evil supernatural power

43

straight talker

a person who speaks directly and does not try to avoid sensitive subjects

44

dump

abandon a boyfriend or girlfriend

45

packed

crowded

46

headline

the heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper

47

personify

represent something in human form

48

nail polish

varnish applied to toenails or fingernails to make them shiny and/or colorful

49

retired

no longer working

50

undergraduate degree

the first degree a university student completes

51

postgraduate degree

any degree taken after an undergraduate degree

52

teacher

a person who teaches in a school

53

lecturer

a person who teachers in a university

54

professor

a senior university lecturer

55

sucker

a person who is easily deceived

56

renew

to extend the validity of something (like the loan of a library book)

57

infer

deduce from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

58

imply

to strongly suggest something without stating it explicitly