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novice
a person who is not experienced in a job or situation
keen
very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much
trombone
a large, brass musical instrument that you play by blowing into it and sliding a U-shaped tube in and out to change the length and produce different notes
in aid of
in order to collect money for a group of people who need it
by means of
using a method or way of doing something
in keeping with
suitable for a particular situation
sprawling
describes an urban area with buildings covering a large area of land that have been added at different times so that it looks untidy
carry out
to do or complete something, especially that you have said you would do or that you have been told to do
overtly
done or shown publicly or in an obvious way and not secret
slur
a remark that criticizes someone and is likely to have a harmful effect on their reputation
sorcery
a type of magic in which spirits, especially evil ones, are used to make things happen
bop
to dance to pop music
in place of
instead of someone or something
on account of sth
because of something
on behalf of
representing
in/with regards to
in connection with
repertoire
all the music or plays, etc. that you can do or perform or that you know
lure
to persuade someone to do something or go somewhere by offering them something exciting
in exchange for
given because of something that has been given to you
accordion
a box-shaped musical instrument consisting of a folded central part with a keyboard, played by pushing the two ends towards each other
drown sth out
If a loud noise drowns out another noise, it prevents it from being heard
stringent
having a very severe effect, or being extremely limiting
spring up
to start to exist suddenly
inception
the beginning of an organization or official activity
wither
to slowly disappear, lose importance, or become weaker
quiver
to shake slightly, often because of strong emotion
quest
a long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult
put sb up
to let someone stay in your home for a short period