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To (cause to) move far apart in different directions.
to move someone or something to a different place or position, especially to avoid dealing with them
Thin and delicate, often in a way that is attractive.
A ____connection, idea, or situation is weak and possibly does not exist.
To move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands to help you.
draw a blank
to get no response; to find nothing; to fail to remember something
A statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal that has not been proved to be true.
Describes something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people.
A person who becomes a member of a group or organization.
Completely harmless (= causing no harm).
Unwilling to be controlled or be patient.
An official decision that is made after a group or organization have voted.
Related to scientific methods of solving crimes, involving examining the objects or substances that are involved in the crime.
An official order given by a law court, usually to stop someone from doing something.
To argue that a statement or claim is not true.
If you ____ a strong emotion felt by someone, such as fear or worry, you cause them to feel it less or to feel calm again.
Very serious or extreme.
Unhappy, annoyed, and disappointed about something.
Not skilled or effective.
A pleasant feeling produced after an experience, event, feeling, etc..
refusing to accept someone else's authority and obey them
To increase in number or amount over a period of time.
Someone who gives financial support to something.
Small decorative objects of various types and of no great value.
A meal where people serve themselves different types of usually cold food.
A number of things that have been fastened or are held together.
a drawing of someone that strongly emphasizes their main features, especially in order to make them seem funny
To say in a formal or official way, usually in writing, that something is true or correct.
to officially remove someone's possessions for legal reasons or as a punishment
To force someone by law to serve in one of the armed forces.
very complicated, or more complicated than necessary
When people cull animals, they kill them, especially the weaker members of a particular group of them, in order to reduce or limit their number.
To refuse to obey a person, decision, law, situation, etc..
A feeling of unhappiness and disappointment.
To force someone to leave somewhere.
Describes a married person's sexual relationship with someone who is not their husband or wife.
to hit someone very hard with a stick or whip as a punishment
A layer of dirt on skin or on a building.
To prevent someone doing something easily.
To collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place.
Having none of the characteristics of life that an animal or plant has.
Completely or immediately.
a small raised area where someone stands to give a speech or conduct an orchestra
A person who lives alone and avoids going outside or talking to other people.
Unkind words or actions that make someone or something look stupid.
a disagreement between two people or groups
to move something so that it is no longer smooth or even
the liquid produced by glands in your mouth
A bright, smooth surface.
a cover that can be closed over the outside of a window
An activity that you do as well as your main job.
A short, quick attack by a military force, such as a small group of soldiers or an aircraft, made against an enemy position.
A state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder.
to understand something complicated by thinking about it for a long time
A number of especially flat and/or small objects pressed tightly together.
the things that you say to show sympathy when someone has just died
Disapproving or suggesting that something is not good or is of no importance.
on short notice
quickly and without a timely notification of other people; with very little lead time
a large group of small islands
An increase, especially one that is gradual.
Freedom from punishment or from the unpleasant results of something that has been done.
(of something bad) getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way.
not definite, or not certain
a strong feeling of sadness; Great problems or troubles.
Extremely eager or interested.
A person whose job is making and repairing wooden objects and structures.
To climb up, across, or into somewhere with difficulty, using the hands and the feet.
A very strong feeling of wanting to do something repeatedly that is difficult to control.
A way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities.
a lot of unnecessary worry or excitement about something
Not welcoming or generous to people who visit you.
Wanting to discover as much as you can about things, sometimes in a way that annoys people.
Famous for something bad.
Towards or in the south.
A secret warning or piece of secret information.
containing all the most recent news and information
A piece of string in the centre of a candle, or a similar part of a light, that supplies fuel to a flame.
language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms.
a journey or meeting that people say is for business but is really for pleasure
To move forward suddenly and with force, especially in order to attack someone.
A person who goes to a hospital for treatment, but who does not stay any nights there.
An unpleasant situation that is difficult to get out of.
to pull a vehicle or boat by fixing it to the back of another vehicle or boat
Full of hope, happiness, and good feelings.
Behaviour that shows no interest or energy and shows that someone is unwilling to take action, especially over something important.
The act of climbing or moving upwards.
A small space like a box that a person can go into.
To make an official complaint about something.
A sound similar to a series of quickly repeated knocks.
refusing to comment on something, especially to journalists
Wood from fast-growing evergreen trees (= ones that never lose their leaves) like pine, or a tree of this type.
The line of bones down the centre of the back that provides support for the body.
Describes a chemical that burns or destroys things, especially anything made of living cells.
To separate or divide, or cause something to separate or divide, often violently.
Happening outside the body in artificial conditions, often in a test tube.
A tall tree with branches that form a thin pointed shape.
A soft, wet mass.
Any type of sweet fizzy drink (= with bubbles) that is not alcoholic.
A system or occasion of secret voting.