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1

to lap up

take up liquids with quick movements of tongue

accept sth eagerly

2

crank up

aufdrehen

3

sneer

höhnisch lachen

4

plight

a dangerous or unfortunate situation

5

drudgery

hard and dull work

6

invigorating

makes you feel strong and healthy
erfrischend

7

to thwart sb in

prevent sb from accomplishing sth

8

calling the shots

den ton angeben

9

partnership
alliance
collaboration

-the state of being partners in a business
- a union between countries
- the action of working with sb to produce sth

10

niche

a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment

11

to be turned down

reject an offer or application

12

abundance

a very large quantity of sth

13

subtle

1. very delicate or precise
arranged in an elaborate way

2. clever method

14

equanimity

calmness in a difficult situation

15

proclaim

announce officially

indicate clearly

16

perceptible

able to be seen

17

to disdain sth

verachten

18

menace

a person or thing that is likely to cause harm

to be a menace to sth

19

commendable

lobemswert
vorbildlich

20

outlandish

looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar

21

to deem sth

etw für ... halten

22

to plummet

drop at high speed

23

zeal

great energy or enthusiasm for sth
zealous

24

common sense

menschenverstand
alltagsdenken

25

sequel

fortsetzung

26

punchline

the final phrase of a joke or story

27

substantial

bedeutend

28

rekindle

wieder anzünden
wieder erwecken

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versatile

able to be adapted to many different functions