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fashionable

popular, especially for a short period of time

2

mundane

very ordinary and therefore not interesting

3

trendy

INFORMAL
modern and influenced by the most recent fashions or ideas
very fashionable:
trendy clothes / restaurants

4

elegant

(of clothes, places and things) attractive and designed well:
an elegant dress
graceful and attractive in appearance or behaviour:
an elegant woman
a very elegant suit
an elegant dining room

5

stylish

fashionable; elegant and attractive:
his stylish wife * a stylish restaurant * It was a stylish performance by both artists.

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drab

boring, especially in appearance; lacking colour and excitement:
She walked through the city centre with its drab, grey buildings and felt depressed.
I feel so drab in this grey uniform.

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Sophisticated

having a lot of experience of life, and good judgment about socially important things such as art, fashion etc
 a sophisticated, witty American
 Clarissa's hair was swept up into a sophisticated style.

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practical

useful or suitable:
a practical little car, ideal for the city * Cool, loose-fitting clothes are practical in a hot climate.
OPP IMPRACTICAL

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chic

very fashionable and elegant:
She is always so chic, so elegant. * a chic new restaurant

10

comfortable

(of clothes, furniture, etc.) making you feel physically relaxed; pleasant to wear, sit on, etc:
It's such a comfortable bed. * These new shoes are not very comfortable

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impractical

Impractical clothes, devices, etc. cause problems when used in normal situations:
I love high heels but they're rather impractical.

12

hanger

(also coat hanger, clothes hanger) noun
a curved piece of wood, plastic or wire, with a hook at the top, that you use to hang clothes up on:
There are some spare hangers in the wardrobe if you want to hang your dress up.

13

hoard

a collection of money, food, valuable objects, etc., especially one that sb keeps in a secret place so that other people will not find or steal it:

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stockpile

a large supply of sth that is kept to be used in the future if necessary:
the world's stockpile of nuclear weapons

15

dump

to get rid of sth you do not want, especially in a place which is not suitable:
Too much toxic waste is being dumped at sea

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eradicate

FORMAL
to get rid of completely or destroy something bad:
The government claims to be doing all it can to eradicate corruption.
The disease which once claimed millions of lives has now been eradicated.
ریشه کن شدن

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littering

small pieces of rubbish that have been left lying on the ground in public places:
About 2% of fast-food packaging ends up as litter.

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wrapping

paper or plastic which covers or protects something:
cellophane wrapping
The new chairs were covered in protective plastic wrappings.

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consumerism

the buying and using of goods and services; the belief that it is good for a society or an individual person to buy and use a large quantity of goods and services:
green consumerism the (= the buying of products that are not harmful to the environment)
consumerist adjective:
consumerist values

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disposable income

the amount of money you have left to spend after you have paid your taxes, bills

21

spending patterns

الگوی مصرف

22

acquisitiveness

acquisitive
FORMAL MAINLY DISAPPROVING
eager to possess and collect things:
We live in an acquisitive society which views success primarily in terms of material possessions.
زیاده طلب

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curb

to control or limit sth, especially sth bad
SYN CHECK:
He needs to learn to curb his temper. * A range of policies have been introduced aimed at curbing inflation.
noun
to curb our acquisitiveness we would have to de-brand