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saucy
slightly rude, or referring to sex in a funny way
gossip
informal talk or stories about other people's private lives, that may be unkind or not true
unconscious
in a state as though you are sleeping, for example because you have been hit on the head; An unconscious thought or feeling is one that you do not know you have
boast
to talk with too much pride about something that you have or can do
mumble
to speak unclearly
behind sb's back
without them knowing, in a way that is unfair
stumble over words
to make a mistake, such as repeating something or pausing for too long, while speaking
be in your element
to be happy because you are doing what you like or can do best
the bends
a serious medical condition that divers (= people who swim underwater) get when they come up to the surface of the water too quickly
round the bend
to be/ become mentally confused or unable to act in a reasonable way
round the twist
to be, become, or make someone else become angry or unable to behave in a reasonable way
hoodwink
to deceive or trick someone
dig
to break up and move soil using a tool, a machine, or your hands
meteorology
the scientific study of the processes that cause particular weather conditions
meteorologist
someone who studies the weather
anticipate
to imagine or expect that something will happen, sometimes taking action in preparation for it happening
inquiring
(of someone's behaviour) always wanting to learn new things, or (of someone's expression) wanting to know something
lap sth up
to enjoy something very much
mountainous
having a lot of mountains: very big (e.g. waves):
outlast
live or last longer than
sumptuous
luxurious and showing that you are rich
wind sb up
to annoy or upset someone
possession
something that you have or own
assertion
something declared or stated, often without support or attemt at proof
attrition
gradually making something weaker and destroying it, especially the strength or confidence of an enemy by repeatedly attacking it
ashore
towards or onto land from an area of water
against
disagreeing with a plan or activity
neglect
to not give enough care or attention to people or things that are your responsibility
unrestrained
not limited or controlled
abandon
to leave a place, thing, or person for ever
wholeheartedly
showing complete sincerity
blissful
extremely or completely happy
add insult to injury
said when you feel that someone has made a bad situation worse by doing something else to upset you
haughtily
unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people
haunt
to cause repeated suffering or anxiety
censor
a person whose job is to read books, watch films, etc. in order to remove anything offensive from them, or who reads private letters, especially sent during war or from prison, to remove parts considered unsuitable
bunk
a narrow bed that is fixed to a wall, especially in a boat or a train
deranged
completely unable to think clearly or behave in a controlled way, especially because of mental illness
graze
to ( cause animals to) eat grass; to eat small amounts of food many times during the day instead of sitting down to eat meals at particular times
affliction
something that causes pain or suffering
eye-opener
something that surprises you and teaches you new facts about life, people, etc
go to great/incredible lengths to do sth
to try very hard to achieve something
composed
calm and in control of your emotions
eccentric
behaving in a strange and unusual way
naive
lacking experience of life, knowledge or good judgement and willing to believe that people always tell you the truth
count
to think of someone or something in a particular way
reassurance
words of advice and comfort intended to make someone feel less worried
rough
If the sea or weather is rough, there is a lot of strong wind and sometimes rain
neglected
not receiving enough care or attention
unconventional
doing things in a way that is different from most people
disguised
to be wearing clothes and other things that make you look like someone or something else
outlast
to continue for longer than someone or something else
nutter
INFORMAL someone who is crazy, silly, or strange
odd
strange or unusual
far-fetched
difficult to believe and not likely to be true
appalling
shocking and very unpleasant; very bad
heal
to make or become well again
wig
a covering of artificial hair worn on the head to hide a loss of hair or to cover your own hair
stumble into sth
to start doing something by chance, without having intended to do it
trepidation
great worry or fear about something unpleasant that may happen
serendipity
the fact of finding interesting or valuable things by chance
stopover
a short stay in a place that you make while you are on a longer journey to somewhere else
seductive
making you want to do, have, or believe something, because of seeming attractive
upbringing
the way your parents treat you when you are growing up