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Unwilling; disinclined; exhibiting or marked by unwillingness.
A strong, often sudden, feeling that something is extremely unpleasant.
Doing, or willing to do, what you have been told to do by someone in authority.
A difference between two things that should be the same.
To make or become nervous or upset.
Not given expression; repressed.
A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
Relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something.
To explain something or make something clear.
To make something seem larger, more important.
The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
Heavier, larger, or higher on one side than on the other.
To state in exaggerated terms.
Showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself.
To change something from its natural, or intended meaning or condition.
The development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness.
Something that is likely to cause harm.
Widespread destruction; devastation.
To form into a particular shape; give shape to.
One of the parts that a substance or combination is made of.
A force that helps something to happen or develop more quickly.
Involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas.
To become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains.
To collect a lot of something such as money or information over a period of time.
The official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years.
Describes a substance that is easily changed into a new shape.
A flat object, usually with raised edges, used for carrying food and drinks.
To become gradually narrower at one end, or to make something do this.
The feeling that someone or something is not important and does not deserve any respect.
A very small organism that causes disease.
To get great pleasure or satisfaction from something.
If light dazzles you, it makes you unable to see for a short time.
Not colourful or interesting.
To hate someone or something and have no respect for them.
A list of the parents and other relations of an animal.
Stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at.
Unusual or different from what is around or from what is generally happening.
Suitable or right for a particular situation.
To give your opponents what they want.
A small fight that lasts for a short time and is not very violent.
To breathe very loudly with your mouth open, for example when you have been running or exercising.
Sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way.
To shake suddenly with very small movements because of a very unpleasant thought or feeling.
The state of being important or well known.
Based on real experience or scientific experiments rather than on theory.
A formal piece of writing that considers and examines a particular subject.
Compared with the fact that; but.
To help something to develop over a period of time.
To start or introduce something new and important.
Relating to the time when someone or something is starting to develop in character.
Permission to join a club or become a student at a college or university.
A department or group of departments in a university.
A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age.
A group of people who share a characteristic, usually age.
Able to change easily from one activity to another or able to be used for many different purposes.
step up to the plate
To move into a position where one is ready to do a task; step up to the plate.
Very surprising or shocking.
Too many to be counted.
The quality of being true, honest, or accurate.
A clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation.
A small group of people who are the most famous, important, and admired in their particular area of activity.
One of the principles on which a belief or theory is based.
A remark or action intended to insult or offend someone.
Very serious or severe.
Sad and without hope.
An amount that is more than acceptable, expected, or reasonable.
To ask someone to do or not do something in a very sincere, emotional, and determined way.
To sit or lie in a position with your arms and legs close to your body.
To collect something, usually after much work or with difficulty.
proof, evidence, testimony
Proceed to the end.
win hands down
be outright winner
To lose strength or purpose and stop, or almost stop.
To imagine something.
Strikingly new, unusual, or different.
A group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc..
Describes sounds that are soft and pleasant to listen to.
In a dangerous state because not safe or firmly fixed.
Abbreviation for satellite navigation.
Cows and bulls that are kept for their milk or meat.
To eat grass growing in a field.
Secretly, or in a hidden way.
to break a law, rule, or agreement
To walk through water with difficulty because of the pressure of the water against your legs.
Unlucky and usually unhappy.
A path through the countryside, often made or used for a particular purpose.
To prevent from being successful; thwart.
To make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted.
To look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something.
To defend or keep a principle or law, or to say that a decision that has already been made, especially a legal one, is correct.
To have a great liking for someone or something; to like doing something.
An idea or theory on which a statement or action is based.
To make a short loud sound like that of metal objects hitting each other, or to cause something to make this sound.
A way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are.
To (cause something to) combine with something else.
To make ready; prepare
The careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that has happened or is expected.
to announce something officially that was previously a secret
to make someone decide not to do something
A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control.