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Misprint

A mistake, such as a word that is spelled wrong, in a printed text

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Mistrust

To have doubts about the honesty or abilities ir someone

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Gripping

So interesting and exciting that ir holds Tour attention completely

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Soppy

Showing or feeling too much of emotions such as love or symphaty. Soppy ending or soppiest stories

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Gritty

Showing or having a lot of unpleasant details

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Mindset

A person's way of thinking and their opinions

"to have a different/the same mindset"
"It's extraordinary how hard it is to change the mindset of the public and the press"

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Squander

Carelessly waste

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Foremost

most important or best; leading

"This is one of the country's foremost arts centres".
"She's one of the foremost experts on child psychology."

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tailor-made

Specially made for a particular purpose
"a tailor-made course"
To have all the right skills and abilities for a particular task
"It sounds as though you're tailor-made for the job".

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To tweak

to change something slightly, especially in order to make it more correct, effective, or suitable

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ethos

the set of beliefs, ideas, etc. about the social behaviour and relationships of a person or group

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Attainment

formal the act of achieving something:

"the attainment of a goal"
"attainment targets"

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Insight

A clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation

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Ramification

the possible results of an action:
"Have you considered all the ramifications of your suggestion?"

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Typsy

A little bit drunck

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retail park

a shopping area on the edge of a town or city, where there are several large stores

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A keepsake

a small present, usually not expensive, that is given to you by someone so that you will remember that person

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Deceased relative

a recently dead familiar

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Slant

Point of view or inclination

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Revenue

the income that a government or company receives regularly.
"Taxes provide most of the government's revenue"

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A slog

a period of difficult or tiring effort
"This semester was a long hard slog; I'm glad it's over."
"That last hill before the finishing line was a long slog!"

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A cop-out

a way of avoiding doing something difficult or unpleasant that you should do, or the excuse that you use to do this.
"She always thought that having a family instead of a career was a cop-out."

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Sour note

Annoying note

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Bare foot

pies descalzos

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Snitch

to secretly tell someone in authority that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble:

"She thought I'd snitched on her".
"He snitched to my boss that I'd been making long-distance calls at work"

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Nonchalant

Behaving in a calm manner, showing that you are not worried or frightened:

"She waited her turn to audition, trying to look nonchalant"

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Disgruntled

Unhappy, annoyed, and disappointed about something:

"A disgruntled former employee is being blamed for the explosion"

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Nondescript

very ordinary, or having no interesting or exciting features or qualities:

"Their offices are in a nondescript building on the edge of town".

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Dismay

a feeling of unhappiness and disappointment.
"The fans watched in/with dismay as their team lost
"She discovered, to her dismay, that her exam was a whole month earlier than she'd expected."

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Flattering

making someone look or seem better or more attractive than usual.
"a flattering photograph"
"That suit is very flattering"
"He's always making flattering remarks".

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Brainwave

a sudden clever idea

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Brainteaser

a problem for which it is hard to find the answer, especially one which people enjoy trying to solve as a game:

"The paper publishes two brainteasers every Saturday."

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Brainchild

an original idea, plan, or invention:

The project was the brainchild of one of the students.

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Shelter

(a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger, or attack

"The trees gave/provided some shelter from the rain"

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Breakthrough

an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem:

"Scientists are hoping for a breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer."

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Hoarder

a person or organization that collects a lot of money or objects, sometimes secretly
(acaparador)

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Mouldy

Old and rotting

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Impassable

impossible to go through

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Ephemeral

lasting for a short time

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Incensed

very angry

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Potty

silly or slightly crazy:

"She must have been potty to sell that car so cheaply."
"I'd go potty if I had to work here all the time."

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Bald

with little or no hair on the head:

"At 20 he was already going bald"