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limit
the greatest or least amount, number, speed etc that is allowed
list
to write a list, or mention things one after the other
literally
according to the most basic or original meaning of a word or expression
living
the way that you earn money or the money that you earn
loan
an amount of money that you borrow from a bank etc
lock
to fasten sth, usually with a key, so that other people cannot open it. or to be fastened like this
lock
a thing that keeps a door, drawer etc fastened and is usually opened with a key or by moving a small metal bar
loss
the fact of no longer having sth, or of having less of it than you used to have, or the process by which this happens
lost
1) if you are *, you do not know where you are and are unable to find your way somewhere 2) if sth is *, you had it but cannot now find now [= missing]
lot
a group of people or things considered together
loud
making a lot of noise [≠ quiet]
luck
things that happen to you by chance
lucky
having good luck [= fortunate; ≠ unlucky]
lump
a small piece of sth solid, without a particular shape
mad
1) (informal AE) angry 2) (BE) crazy or very silly
magazine
a large thin book with a paper cover that contains news stories, articles, photographs etc, and is sold weekly or monthly
mainly
used to mention the main part or cause of sth, the main reason for sth etc
maintain
to make sth continue in the same way or at the same standard as before
majority
most of the people or things in a group [≠ minority]
map
a drawing of a particular area for example a city or country, which shows its main features, such as its roads, rivers, mountains etc
mark
to write or draw on sth, so that sb will notice what you have written
marriage
the relationship between two people who are married, or the state of being married
married
having a husband or a wife
marvellous
extremely good, enjoyable, impressive etc [= wonderful]
mass
1) a large amount of a substance which does not have a definite or regular shape 2) a large crowd
massive
very large, solid, and heavy
master
sb who is very skilled at sth
match
(game) (BE) an organized sports event between two teams or people
mate
sb you work with, do an activity with, or share sth with
math
(AE) mathematics
maths
(BE) mathematics
meal
an occasion when you eat food, for example breakfast or dinner, or the food that you eat on that occasion
meaning
the thing or idea that a word, expression, or sign represents
means
a way of doing or achieving sth
measure
to find the size, length, or amount of sth, using standard units such as inches, metres etc
meat
the flesh of animals and birds eaten as food
media
all the organizations, such as television, radio, and newspapers, that provide news and information for the public, or the people who do this work
medical
relating to medicine and the treatment of disease or injury
medicine
a substance used for treating illness, especially a liquid you drink
membership
when sb is a member of a club, group, or organization
memory
sb's ability to remember things, places, experiences etc
mental
relating to the health or state of sb's mind
mess
if there is a * somewhere or a place is a mess, things there are dirty or not neatly arranged
mess
to make sth look untidy or dirty
metal
a hard, usually shiny substance such as iron, gold, or steel
metre
the basic unit for measuring length in the metric system
military
used by, involving, or relating to the army, navy, or airforce
milk
a white liquid produced by cows or goats that is drunk by people
mine
a deep hole or holes in the ground that people dig so that they can remove coal, gold, tin etc
minimum
the * number, degree, or amount of sth is the smallest or least that is possible, allowed, or needed [≠ maximum]
minor
small and not very important or serious, especially when compared with other things [≠ major]
Miss
used in front of the family name of a woman who is not married to address her politely, to write to her, or to talk about her
mistake
sth that has been done in the wrong way, or an opinion or statement that is incorrect
mix
if you * two or more substances or if they *, they combine to become a single substance, and they cannot be easily separated
mixed
consisting of several different types of things or people
mobile
(BE) a mobile phone
mobile phone
a telephone that you can carry with you and use in any place
model
1) a small copy of a building, vehicle, machine etc, especially one that can be put together from separate parts 2) sb whose job is to show clothes, hair styles etc by wearing them at fashion s
mostly
used to talk about most members of a group, most occasions, most parts of something etc [= mainly]
motorway
(BE) a very wide road for travelling fast over long distances, especially between cities
mouse
a small furry animal with a pointed nose and a long tail that lives in people's houses or in fields
mouth
the part of your face which you put food into, or which you use for speaking
move
1) sth that you decide to do in order to achieve sth 2) when sb moves for a short time in a particular direction
movie
a film made to be shown at the cinema or on television
muscle
one of the pieces of flesh inside your body that you use in order to move, and that connect your bones together
name
to give sb or sth a particular name
nasty
* behaviour or remarks are extremely unkind and unpleasant
natural
1) existing in nature and not caused, made, or controlled by people 2) normal and as you would expect [≠ unnatural, abnormal]
near
only a short distance away from someone or sth
neat
1) tidy and carefully arranged 2) sb who is * likes to keep things tidy 3) (AE - spoken) very good, pleasant, or enjoyable
not necessarily
possibly, but not certainly
necessary
sth that is * is what you need to have or need to do
neck
the part of your body that joins your head to your shoulders, or the same part of an animal or bird
negative
harmful, unpleasant, or not wanted [≠ positive]
neighbor
sb who lives next to you or near you
neither
used to show that a negative statement is also true about another person or thing
newspaper
a set of large folded sheets of printed paper containing news, articles, pictures, advertisements etc which is sold daily or weekly [= paper]
noise
a sound, especially one that is loud, unpleasant, or frightening [= sound]
nor
(formal) used after a negative statement in order to introduce another negative statement containing a similar kind of information
northern
in or from the north of a country or area
nose
the part of a person's or animal's face used for smelling or breathing
notice
when you notice or pay attention to sb or sth
nowadays
now, compared with what happened in the past
no way
(spoken) used to emphasize that you will not agree or be able to do sth
nowhere
not in any place or to any place
nurse
sb whose job is to look after people who are ill or injured, usually in a hospital
object
to feel or say that you oppose or disapprove of sth
obvious
easy to notice or understand
occasionally
sometimes, but not regularly and not often
offer
a statement saying that you are willing to do something for someone or give them sth
oil
a smooth thick liquid that is used to make machines run easily or is burned to produce heat
opposite
(especially BE) if one thing or person is * another, they are facing each other
order
1) to ask for food or a drink in a restaurant, bar etc 2) to tell sb that they must do sth, especially using your official power or authority
organization
a group such as a club or business that has formed for a particular purpose
originally
in the beginning, before other things happened or before things changed
outside
not inside a building [≠ inside]
owe
to need to pay sb for sth hat they have done for you or sold to you, or to need to give sb back money that they have lent you
own
to have sth which belongs to you, especially because you have bought it, been given it etc and it is legally yours
owner
sb who owns sth
pack
to put things into cases, bags etc ready for a trip somewhere