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amazingly
in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
fortunately
by good fortune
sadly
in a sad or unhappy way
strangely
in an unusual or different way
luckily
because of good luck
suddenly
quickly and unexpectedly
surprisingly
unexpectedly or in a way that is unusual
unfortunately
used to say that something is sad, disappointing, or has a bad effect
blackout
a time when all lights must be hidden by law, or when there is no light or power because of an electricity failure
lights-out
(at a school where children live or in the army) the time in the evening when the lights are switched off in the room where people sleep
guess what?
used before telling someone something interesting or surprising
announce
to state officially or make known publicly
celebrity
someone who is famous, esp. in the entertainment business
reaction
behavior, a feeling, or an action that is a direct result of something else
amuse
to keep the attention of someone by entertaining that person
challenge
something needing great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully, or the situation of facing this kind of effort
confuse
to cause someone to feel uncertain or unclear, or to make something difficult to understand
disgust
a strong feeling of disapproval or dislike, or a feeling of becoming ill caused by something unpleasant
embarrass
to cause someone to feel anxious, ashamed, or uncomfortable
excite
o make someone have strong feelings, esp. of happiness and enthusiasm
frighten
to make someone feel fear
interest
a feeling of having your attention held by something, or of wanting to be involved with and learn more about something
campfire
a fire outside that is made and used esp. by people who are staying in tents
yuck
an expression of disgust
horror
a strong feeling of fear, shock, or disgust, or an event that produces such a feeling
inside out
with the inside part facing out
back out
to refuse to do something you earlier had agreed to do