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veer

change a direction/course

the path veers eastward up ahead.
the economy veered sharply downwards.

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shelve

stop doing or thinking about sth for some time

the committee needs to shelve the program due to a budgetary issue.

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rout

5. defeat disastrously or decisively

He managed to rout the enemy even when outnumbered.

3

arteries

blood vessels

4

pull a muscle

strain a muscle
suffer the attendant pain
(attendant: concomitant, following as a result, accompanying)

A MUSCLE
COUNTABLE

5

equipment

UNCOUNTABLE

6

have difficulty moving through

THE difficulty OF doing sth
have DIFFICULTY (IN) doing sth
behavioural DIFFICULTIES (bad behaviour)

BOTH COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE

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detail

this etching is full of fine DETAIL.
a profusion of DETAILS.
we missed several important DETAILS in the contract.

BOTH COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE

pedantic, persnickety
overparticular, fussy, ostentatious, detail-oriented

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people from THE WORLD OVER

he was known THE WORLD OVER.
throughout the world
from all over the world

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mileage

a distance travelled
fuel economy of automobiles

something economical with MILEAGE

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ecstatic

very happy and excited
ecstasy

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boastful

excessive pride
bragging
swaggering
bumptious
puffed up
full of oneself

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move the adjournment motion
The opposite party members move that the bill be discussed in no delay.

propose formally in a deliberative assembly

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second (verb)

approve during a meeting so that discussion or votinf can begin
agree with, endorse

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unravel

1 fail, begin to fail
their plans UNRAVELED when she lost her job.

2 find the correct explanation for, clean up, resolve intricacy
scientists are still UNRAVELING the secreta of DNA.

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disparage

describe as unimportant

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consecrate

officially make holy, sacred

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keep to onself

aloof
not friendly
cool and distant
shun the company of others

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tractable

malleable
docile
pliable
easy to control and influence
complaisant, biddable, meek

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fervid

intensely enthusiastic and passionate

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leave one cold

disappoint
fail to interest one
His new novel LEFT ME COLD regardless of my old readership.

leave one out in the cold: not inform about what's happening
my friend LEFT ME OUT IN THE COLD at the party last night.

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parole (v)

release a prisoner on parole
as a reward before the end of a sentence

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apprehension

2 foreboding, suspicion, fear, misgiving

moving to a new city makes me filled with APPREHENSION

3 arrest of a criminal

1 conception
according to popular APPREHENSION

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DEFUSE
FUSE
BLEND
MINGLE

make less harmful, tense, serious
alleviate
DEFUSE the crisis
his joke DEFUSED the tension in the room.

melting together

mix altogether to an extent to be unable to distinguish separate constituents

without losing fundamental identities

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pull somebody through sth

succeed in dealing with a difficult period
help somebody do this

He'd never managed on his own; but his colleagues have PULLED him THROUGH.
it was a crisis year for the company but we have PULLED THROUGH.

pull through: become well again after fatal illness
they expected his wife to PULL THROUGH.

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gape
gleam
gaze
glance

look in great surprise with an open mouth

they stood GAPING AT the racoon in the kitchen.

shine in a pleasant and soft way

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falsify
forage

tell lies, invalidate, disaprove, misrepresent
he FALSIFIED his background to hide his humble family.


search food, raid, ravage

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in BROAD daylight

in the middle of the daytime

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vivacious

happy
lively to be attractive

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i HAD YOU FIGURED OUT a long time ago.

i thought i had you figured out but I didn't.
i worked out how your mind works.

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I wasn't HOLDING OUT MUCH HOPE

expect sth to happen

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STUDY the menu before making an order

لا
learn
choose

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I can't MAKE OUT what it says.

1 discern, see with difficulty
i could barely MAKE OUT the traffic signs through the rain.

2 understand

3 write out, fill in, draw up
MADE OUT the invoices

4 (informal) represent
he MADE OUT that he was innocent. I MADE me OUT to be a liar.

5 get along in a given way
he MADE OUT well in business

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make over

redo
transfer the inheritance
entail

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infest

inhabit or overrun in number or quantities large enough to harm

live as a parasite in or on

livestock that were INFESTED with tapewarms
streets were INFESTED with drugs
he house is INFESTED with rats.

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moral (n)
creed
metaphor

lesson, principle
morals= rules of conduct

a formal statement of religious belief

symbol

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likewise

moreover
in addition

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precarious
stalwart
mutinous

insecure, unstable, subject to chance or unknown conditions

loyal, hardworking
STALWART ally, support, oak tree

(soldier, sailor) rebelling, insubordinate, insurgent, willful, disobedient, seditious , subversive
MUTINOUS child
MUTINOUS scheme (coup d'état)

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company

UNCOUNTABLE
social visitors, companions
I have COMPANY along.

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we got lost ON THE TOUR

not IN THE TOUR