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Smelling unpleasantly old and slightly wet.
Full of energy and difficult to control.
on the cusp of sth
Fig. at the point in time that marks the beginning of something.
To move away from the main subject you are writing or talking about and to write or talk about something else.
To discern or see, especially with difficulty
Looking ill or tired, often with dark skin under the eyes.
Something such as heat or smoke in the air that makes it less clear, so that it is difficult to see well.
Rude and unfriendly.
Difficult, needing a lot of effort and energy.
Clever, dishonest talk or behaviour that is used to deceive people.
The ability to judge correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge.
To flow slowly out of something through a small opening, or to slowly produce a thick sticky liquid.
To hide or move around as if trying not to be seen, usually with bad intentions.
a thick, wet, unpleasant substance that covers something
namely; that is; that is to say
rumor has it that
there is a rumor that...
Essential or necessary for completeness; constituent
Used to emphasize a statement or to mean 'certainly'.
A man who wants to marry a particular woman.
Behaving in a rude, unpleasant way.
fill somebody in
to give someone information that they want or need
pale by/in comparison
Fig. to appear to be deficient in comparison to something else
beyond/without a shadow of a doubt
if something is true ___ a __ of a doubt, there is no doubt that it is true
A large shop selling a large range of goods, or a shop selling a particular type of goods.
to steal something secretly, especially to use it yourself for a short time
Describes something, especially a gas or other substance, that is poisonous or very harmful.
on the double
very fast; twice as fast as normal. (Originally military. Alludes to "double time" in marching.)
a long wide piece of cloth that you wrap around your waist like a belt
A small, isolated, or protected area or group
your aunt. A child often calls a woman 'auntie' when she is a close friend of the family.
__ food is soft and easy to cut and eat
To touch something with quick light touches, or to put a substance on something with quick light touches.
A skilled person with experience who is in charge of and watches over a group of workers.
A metal pin used to fasten flat pieces of metal or other thick materials such as leather.
to heat rock in order to remove the metal that it contains
To run away; elope. to flee
To support by or as if by a prop
Not fleshy or fat; thin.; Containing little or no fat.; lacking in richness, fullness, quantity, etc.
salt, pepper, or other spices that you add to food to improve the taste
(in the UK ) an official who takes away someone's possessions when they owe money.
an invitation; summons; an order; command
A type of vulture (= a large bird that feeds on dead animals) from South America.
A closet or cabinet, usually with shelves for storing food, crockery, and utensils.
(Cookery) a single portion of food taken at a meal
Soft and sticky.
(especially of a small animal, bird, or insect) to move very quickly and lightly.
A tangy flavour is pleasantly strong and sharp.
US for frying pan.
Seeming not to have a body or not to be connected to a body.
An area that is sunk below its surroundings; a hollow.
To take a long time to leave or disappear.
A large pile of earth, stones, etc. like a small hill.
The part of something such as a tree, tooth, arm, or leg that is left after most of it has been removed.
A large building on a farm in which animals or hay (= dried grass) and grain are kept.
hard/hot on the heels of sth
if something comes __ _ the __ of something else, it happens very soon after it
Alone and unhappy; left alone and not cared for.
A feeling that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to happen.
immoral, dishonest, or unpleasant; Dirty and unpleasant.
A small piece of partly burned coal or wood.; ember
not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions
during the day; during the night.
a small bottle for storing medicine or perfume;a phial
to make a sound like the one that leaves or sheets of paper make when they move
Darkness or thick cloud, preventing you from seeing clearly.
an insulting word for someone who is not a Christian or a follower of another major established religion
lay waste to sth
to destroy something
Something that protects you from dangerous or unpleasant situations.
An argument that has existed for a long time between two people or groups, causing a lot of anger or violence.
Describes a disease or a growth that is likely to get worse and lead to death.
Movable belongings; goods.
to make someone feel nervous, confused, or upset
A deep, narrow crack in rock or the earth.
To look in great surprise at someone or something, especially with an open mouth.
v. to hit or beat repeatedly with a lot of force
To walk in an energetic way and with more movement than necessary.
to shake with short quick movements
a test of something new, for example a new system, vehicle, or machine; The activity of getting money from someone by threatening or tricking them.
if something is ___ to you, you dislike it very much, usually because you think it is immoral
old and slightly damaged
referring to sex in a humorous way
To feel unhappy because someone has something that you think they do not deserve.
a brittle substance or object is hard and can easily break into pieces
A sudden short period of noise, confusion, or excited movement.
(usually of a person's appearance or manner) unfriendly, unhappy, and very serious.
To use chemicals to prevent a dead body from decaying.
A short journey either to take a message or to take or collect something.
A large container for especially alcoholic drink, used in the past.
Smooth and shiny.
The process by which characteristics are given from a parent to their child through the genes.
In order to prevent any possibility that something will happen.
Someone who has a strong wish to have money and hates to spend it.
To remove all signs of something, either by destroying it or by covering it so that it cannot be seen.
Any small organism, such as a virus or a bacterium that can cause disease.
a warning or warnings about the future
To stop something, especially by using force.