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archive
a collection of historical records relating to a place, organization, or family
acquisitiveness
eagerness to own and collect things; the fact that a company buys other companies
stockpile
a large amount of food, goods, or weapons that are kept ready for future use
supplies
food and other ordinary goods needed by people every day
chic
stylish and fashionable
drab
boring, especially in appearance; having little colour and excitement
mundane
very ordinary and therefore not interesting
sophisticated
having a good understanding of the way people behave and/or a good knowledge of culture and fashion
must-have
A must-have object is something that many people want to own
all the rage
to be very popular at a particular time
conspicuous consumption
the situation in which people spend a lot of money intentionally so that other people notice and admire them for their wealth
designer label
a famous company that makes expensive clothes, bags, etc. and that is a well-known brand
disposable income
the money that you can spend as you want and not the money that you spend on taxes, food, and other basic needs
accessory
something added to a machine or to clothing that has a useful or decorative purpose
get rid of
to remove or throw away something unwanted; to sell an old or unwanted possession
(in) vogue
a fashion or general liking, especially one that is temporary ; fashionable
abandon
o leave a place, thing, or person, usually for ever
conserve
to keep and protect something from damage, change, or waste
consume
to use fuel, energy, or time, especially in large amounts
discard
to throw something away or get rid of it because you no longer want or need it
dump
to put down or drop something in a careless way
eradicate
to get rid of something completely or destroy something bad
hoard
to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place
maintain
to continue to have; to keep in existence, or not allow to become less
preserve
to keep something as it is, especially in order to prevent it from decaying or being damaged or destroyed
retain
to keep or continue to have something
elegant
designed well, attractive, well-dressed
practical
relating to experience, real situations, or actions rather than ideas or imagination
wardrobe
a tall cupboard in which you hang your clothes
pride
a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get because you or people connected with you have done or got something good
thriftiness
showing a careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste
insatiable
(especially of a desire or need) too great to be satisfied:
ferocious
frightening and violent:
sheer
used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except:
spur
to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster:
loot
(usually of large numbers of people during a violent event) to steal from shops and houses
remorse
a feeling of sadness and being sorry for something you have done
backlash
a strong feeling among a group of people in reaction to a change or recent events in society or politics
ambivalence
having two opposing feelings at the same time, or being uncertain about how you feel:
purge
to get rid of people from an organization because you do not agree with them
slick
operating or performing skilfully and effectively, without problems and without seeming to need effort
declutter
to remove things you do not need from a place, in order to make it more pleasant and more useful:
leaf through something
to turn pages quickly and read only a little
glossy
A glossy book or magazine has been produced on shiny and expensive paper and contains many colour pictures
brim
to become full of something, especially a liquid:
converge
If lines, roads, or paths converge, they move towards the same point where they join or meet:
fuelling
to supply a system with a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
energy-intensive
using a lot of electricity, gas, etc.:
respiratory
relating to breathing
garment
a piece of clothing
municipal
of or belonging to a town or city:
mend
to repair something that is broken or damaged:
needless
completely unnecessary:
lest
in order to prevent any possibility that something will happen:
landfill
the process of getting rid of large amounts of rubbish by burying it, or a place where rubbish is buried:
insulation
the act of covering something to stop heat, sound, or electricity from escaping or entering, or the fact that something is covered in this way:
auction
a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most:
thrift
the careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste
cast-offs
things, usually clothes, that you no longer want:
vintage
of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past:
bale
to stop doing something or leave a place before something is finished: