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Flashcards in Group 732 Vocabulary - Day 15 Deck (55):
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excel

to be exceptionally good at something

2

set yourself up for a fall

to do something that will eventually lead you to failure

3

buck a trend

to go against a trend

4

ridicule

subject someone to mockery and derision

5

dizzy

sensation of spinning and losing your balance and/or consciousness

6

motion sickness

nausea caused by motion

7

cautious

careful to avoid potential problems or dangers

8

huge

extremely large; enormous

9

boost

to help something increase

10

Parisian

from Paris

11

revolutionize

to change something radically

12

revolt

to rebel

13

hint

to suggest something indirectly or covertly

14

feelgood

causing a feeling of happiness

15

up-yours

exclamation of contemptuous defiance

16

gloom

darkness; state of depression

17

accountant

person who keeps financial accounts

18

prompt

to cause something to happen

19

morose

badly tempered; gloomy

20

turnover

the amount of money a business receives in a given period

21

stream

to allow to flow in a current (water); to transmit continuously (internet)

22

revenue

a company's income; the money it receives in a given period

23

homegrown

belonging to your country (actor, singer, band)

24

be a big hit

be a big success

25

has-been

someone who is no longer significant

26

make it big

become successful

27

be washed up

to no longer be successful

28

get your big break

to get your big opportunity

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make a comeback

to return to an activity in which you were previously successful

30

pay your dues

to fulfill your obligations; to go through difficulties before becoming successful

31

one-hit wonder

group or singer that only has one hit song before losing their popularity

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break into the business

to establish yourself in the business

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make a name for yourself

to make a reputation for yourself

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get your foot in the door

to get the first important opportunity that will lead to more opportunities

35

mockery

making fun of someone

36

sullen

bad-tempered and gloomy

37

sulk

to act badly-tempered and feel bad out of disappointment

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mystify

cause someone to become perplexed or confused

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bewilder

cause someone to become perplexed or confused

40

grumpy

irritable

41

damp

slightly wet

42

clammy

damp and unpleasant to touch

43

idler

person who does nothing in particular, who is not productive

44

loafer

person who does nothing in particular, who is not productive

45

choir

group of people who sing together

46

noise

sound that is loud or unpleasant

47

beg

asking for something humbly and sincerely

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in tune

always singing or playing at the correct tone

49

out of tune

singing or playing at the wrong tone

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in time

maintaining the correct rhythm

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out of time

not maintaining the correct rhythm

52

conductor

the person who leads an orchestra

53

blind

not being able to see

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deaf

not being able to hear

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guidance

orientation