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An agreement to meet with someone at a particulr time

An appointment

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The way that a person behaves in a particular place or situation

Conduct

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A right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others

A privilege

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An amount that is paid for work done by a doctor, lawyer, etc.

A fee

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The state of being away from other people

Privacy

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When someone or something stops something from happening for a short period

An interruption

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The habit of doing things slowly or later than expected

Tardiness

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The quality of beind deep

Depth

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An object, machine, or piece of equipment that has been made for some special purpose

A device

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A condition that makes it difficult to speak normally

A speech impediment

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A woman who has a sexual relationship with a married man

A mistress

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An act of giving up a job or position in a formal or official way

Resignation

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A way of dealing with something

An approach

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A person trained in methods of treating illnesses especially without the use of drugs or surgery

A therapist

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Something from the past that is remembered

A recollection

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Something that can be chosen instead of something else

An alternative to sb

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Freedom from harm or danger

Safety

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The act of asking someone to marry you

A marriage proposal

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When you pause before doing something, especially because you are nervous or not certain

Hesitation

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The quality of being formal or serious

Solemnity

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A person who lives in a country that is ruled by a king or queen

A subject

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(informal) Courage

Guts

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A speech impediment connected with speaking or saying something with unusual pauses or repeated sounds

A stammer

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The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult

Preseverance

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The outer quality or appearance of someone or something that may not show true or hidden problems, feelings, etc.

Surface

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A person who had a job or position before someone else

A predecessor

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A person who has the right to become a king or queen or to claim a title when the person holding it dies

An heir

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A short performance to show the talents of someone (such as an actor or a musician) who is being cosidered for a role in a play, a position in an orchestra, etc.

An audition

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Something that is kept as a reminder of a place you have visited, an event you have been to, etc.

A souvenir

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Perfect

Flawless

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Able to be passed quickly from one person or animal to another - contagious

Catching

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Filled with foolish or very strong love or admiration

Infatuated with somebody

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Causing a very large amount of damage

Destructive

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Causing sickness or deatg by entering or touching the body

Poisonous

35

Embarassing

Awkward

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Causing much discussion, disagreement, or argument

Controversial

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Impossible to imagine or believe

Unthinkable

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Perfectly easy to understand

Crystal clear

39

Not morally good or right

Immoral

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Slightly fat

Plump

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Decent or correct in character, beavior, or appearance

Respectable

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To get a particular job, position, or title after the person who had it before you has retired, died, etc.

To succeed somebody

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To discuss (something) with someone in order to make a decision or reach an agreement

To talk sth over

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To breathe out

To exhale

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To get knowledge about something

To familiarize yourself with something

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To fire, dismiss someone

To lay off somebody

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To begin a romantic relationship with (someone)

To take up with somebody

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Cannot stand something

Can't bear with

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To disappoint someone

To let somebody down

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To squeeze someone's skin between your thumb and finger often in a painful way

To pinch

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To deal with something

To cope with something

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To gain favor or approval for yourself by doing or saying things that people like

To ingratiate yourself with somebody

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To laugh at and criticize someone in a way that is either friendly and playful or cruel and unkind

To tease somebody

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To visit briefly

To pop by

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To come or go into a place where you are not wanted or welcome

To intrude

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To suddenly stop a relationship with someone

To break off with somebody

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To help

To assist in something

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To come very close to being something

To border on something

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To make (something) seem less important or serious that it actually is

To trivialize

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Used to describe what happens when violent, destructive, and confused activity suddenly begins

All hell broke loose

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To go for a walk

To take a stroll

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Something that a person doesn't do well

Something isn't your strong suit

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To make a formal and serious promise

To take the oath

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To act with a view to helping, bringing benefits to someone

To have somebody's best interests at heart

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Impossible to happen

Out of the question

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To behave in a completely unacceptable way

To overstep the mark

67

Intentionally

On purpose

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Ready to be used by someone

At somebody's disposal

69

If something ------- it is wasted

To go down the drain

70

To speak in public

To deliver a speech

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Someone had reached a decision and they are unlikely to change it

Somebody's mind is made up

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The matter, issue has been decided

The matter is settled

73

Unemployed

Out of work

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To present something in such a way that it is viewed as something good

To present something in a favourable light

75

Without any success or effect

To no avail

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As a representative of someone

On somebody's behalf

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Beacuse you were invited by someone

At somebody's invitation