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To speak to someone severely because they have behaved badly.
A building in which nuns (= members of a female religious order) live.
To attempt to gain; seek; To try to gain the love or affections of, especially to seek to marry.
To reduce something in size or amount, especially supplies of energy, money, etc..
speaking or acting without considering other people's opinions
to make a person or country very poor
The original copy of a book or article before it is printed.
To read through something, especially in order to find the part you are interested in.
a building where the members of a Christian religious community live
To defeat an enemy completely and force them to run away.
Slow or late in happening or arriving.
the people who introduce and develop new ways of thinking, new technologies etc
Showing hard work, care, and attention to detail.
a medical examination of a dead person's body to find out why they died
An extremely strong wish to get or keep money or possessions.
Changing mood or behaviour suddenly and unexpectedly.
Feeling very sorry and guilty for something bad that you have done.
A feeling of hate.
Extremely ugly or bad.
A lot of small red spots on the skin.
if a plant wilts, it gradually bends towards the ground because it needs water or is dying
someone who helps another person to do something illegal or wrong
To decide officially in a law court that someone is not guilty of a particular crime.
Official agreement to or approval of an idea, plan, or request.
To cause someone to be completely unable to understand or explain something.
To hurry somewhere or through a place in a rude and forceful way.
To spoil something by doing it badly.
A child, especially one who behaves badly.
To spend a lot of time in the company of a particular group of people, especially people whose character is not approved of.
Deserving to be blamed or considered responsible for something bad.
To cut off the head of a person.
A young human being or animal before birth, after the organs have started to develop.
To put something or someone at risk or in danger of being harmed or destroyed.
Something that is said or done in order to be funny.
A temporary place to stay.
An early, unintentional end to a pregnancy when the baby is born too early and dies because it has not developed enough.
A large feather.
Describes an animal or bird that is one of a type that is smaller than animals or birds of that type usually are.
A person who kills a king, or the act of killing a king.
To tear or break something violently.
To rest or lie.
To ask someone for money, information, or help.
To speak seriously about something, especially in a law court, or to give or provide proof.
A small, thin branch of a tree or bush, especially one removed from the tree or bush and without any leaves.
To spoil something that is pure or someone's perfect reputation.
small animals or insects that cause damage or disease
Male sexual strength or qualities.
To make continuous loud noises by hitting hard objects against each other, or to cause objects to do this.
An unpleasant or ugly old woman.
Not involving considering or worrying about any harm caused to others.
Flour mixed with water and often yeast, fat, or sugar, so that it is ready for baking.
The nest of an eagle or other large bird that eats meat, usually built in a high place that cannot be easily reached.
To look at something or someone in a stupid or rude way.
(of a pig) to make a low, rough noise.
Easily deceived or tricked, and too willing to believe everything that other people say.
A fat creature that lives in wet places and fastens itself onto the bodies of humans and animals to feed on their blood.
in a clear and noticeable way
To make a long, low sound of pain, suffering, or another strong emotion.
Happening at a time that is likely to produce success or is convenient.
A small room or large cupboard in a house where food is kept.
a substance made from animal skin, used in the past for writing on
Continuous and sometimes funny speech or talk, especially used by someone trying to sell things or by an entertainer.
To remove the skin of fruit and vegetables.
Money that can be earned easily or dishonestly.
Any of the long sharp pointed hairs on the body of a porcupine.; an old-fashioned pen made from a bird's feather
(an act of) treating something holy or important without respect.
To drop down to a lower level in the middle.
To make a long, straight, narrow cut in something.
To drink a liquid noisily as a result of sucking air into the mouth at the same time as the liquid.
A strong, unpleasant smell.
A small amount of money that you have to pay to use a road, cross a bridge, etc..
To be able from your knowledge or experience to say that something is true.
A person whose job is to take care of sheep and move them from one place to another.
A state of not happening or being used at present.
a formal agreement between countries or groups
To stick firmly.
Pleasant and friendly.
Wrong, not suitable, or not as expected.
Providing support or help.
A fixed amount of money paid to someone every year, usually until their death, or the insurance agreement or investment that provides the money that is paid.
Used to say how bad something is.
Suggesting a positive and successful future.
Strongly disliking or opposed to.
Not in the intended way.
To persuade, attract, or interest someone, sometimes in order to deceive them.
A prayer asking God for help and protection for someone.
Having a lot of trouble with something, or having to deal with a lot of something that causes problems.
Something that you feel you must do.
Any of various large, long-legged Old World game birds of the family Otididae that frequent dry, open, grassy plains.
A disease that attacks the wood of trees.
a small plant with leaves that have three round parts
To take possession of or control private property by force or for military use.
To begin something.
your face, or the expression on your face
A woman of high social rank, or the wife of a count or earl.
stick in one's throat/craw
if something ___ in your ___, it is so unpleasant or morally wrong that you cannot accept it
To spoil something or someone so that they are less beautiful or pure.
the process of being saved from danger or harm