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loft
A space at the top of a building under the roof used for storing things and usually entered by a ladder, or sometimes made into a room for living in.
situated
In a particular position.
main drag
The largest or most important road in a town.
amenity
Something, such as a swimming pool or shopping centre, that is intended to make life more pleasant or comfortable for the people in a town, hotel, or other place. [usually plural]
keep to oneself
To shun the company of others
draw
One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators
regular
A habitual customer.
fair trade
A way of buying and selling products that makes certain that the people who produce the goods receive a fair price.
strike up
to begin something; to cause something to begin. (Typically, the playing of a band, a conversation, or a friendship.)
in droves
Fig. in large numbers. (See also be ___ in ___.)
on the go
Constantly busy or active.
hip
Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
laid-back
Relaxed in manner and character; not usually worried about other people's behaviour or things that need to be done.
wind down
Informal; To diminish gradually in energy, intensity, or scope; relax
head start
a productive beginning
abdomen
The lower part of a person's or animal's body, containing the stomach, bowels, and other organs, or the end of an insect's body.
bystander
A person who is standing near and watching something that is happening but is not taking part in it.
inquest
An official process to discover the cause of someone's death.
magistrate
A person who acts as a judge in a law court that deals with crimes that are not serious.
mastermind
To plan a difficult activity, often a crime, in detail and make certain that it happens successfully.
pinhole
A very small hole made by or as if by a pin.
non-starter
An idea, plan, or person with no chance of success.
accordance
Following or obeying a rule, law, wish, etc..
affray
A fight in a public place.
ample
More than enough.
animate
to make someone or something more lively, active, or interested; Having life.
annals
Historical records of the activities of a country or organization, or history in general.
arrears
Money that is owed and should already have been paid.
ascendancy
A position of power, strength, or success.
attest
To show something or to say or prove that something is true.
bathe
To swim, especially in the sea, a river, or a lake.
battlements
A wall around the top of a castle, with regular spaces in it through which the people inside the castle can shoot.
beater
a piece of equipment used for mixing food such as eggs or sauces
befall
If something bad or dangerous __ you, it happens to you.
belch
To allow air from the stomach to come out noisily through the mouth.
besotted
Completely in love with someone and always thinking of them.
boisterous
Noisy, energetic, and rough.
bosom
A woman's breasts.
brag
To speak too proudly about what you have done or what you own.
brawn
Physical strength and big muscles.
bushel
A unit of measurement equal to approximately 36.4 litres in Britain or 35.2 litres in the US.
buxom
(of a woman) healthy-looking and slightly fat, with large breasts.
calumny
(the act of making) a statement about someone that is not true and is intended to damage the reputation of that person.
candour
The quality of being honest and telling the truth, especially about a difficult or embarrassing subject.
cherish
To love, protect, and care for someone or something that is important to you.
chime
to make a high ringing sound like a bell or set of bells
chorister
One of a group of people who sing together in a choir, either in a cathedral or in a special school connected to a university.
coffer
A large strong box in which money or valuable objects are kept.
conciliate
To end a disagreement or someone's anger by acting in a friendly way or slightly changing your opinions, or to satisfy someone who disagrees with you by acting in this way.
confide
To tell something secret or personal to someone who you trust not to tell anyone else.
conform
To behave according to the usual standards of behaviour that are expected by a group or society.
conveyance
The process of moving something or someone from one place to another.
cordial
Friendly, but formal and polite.
countermand
To change an order that has already been given, especially by giving a new order.
cowardice
behaviour that shows you are not brave enough to fight or do something difficult or dangerous that you should do
credo
A set of beliefs that influences the way you live.
decorum
Behaviour that is controlled, calm, and polite.
default
To fail to do something, such as pay a debt, that you legally have to do.
desist
To stop doing something, especially something that someone else does not want you to do.
despicable
Very unpleasant or bad, causing strong feelings of dislike.
disarray
The state of being confused and having no organization or of being untidy.
disparage
To criticize someone or something in a way that shows you do not respect or value them.
disport
To enjoy yourself, especially by doing physical activity.
dissolute
(of a person) living in a way that other people strongly disapprove of.
dormitory
A large room containing many beds, especially in a boarding school or university.
dregs
the small amount of liquid and solid pieces left in the bottom of a container
dysentery
a serious disease that affects your bowels and makes you go to the toilet very frequently and become very weak
edible
Suitable or safe for eating.
effigy
A model or other object that represents someone, especially one of a hated person that is hanged or burned in a public place.
embezzle
To secretly take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for.
exclaim
To say or shout something suddenly because of surprise, fear, pleasure, etc..
exhort
To strongly encourage or try to persuade someone to do something.
exposition
A clear and full explanation of an idea or theory.
fallible
Able or likely to make mistakes.
fecund
Able to produce a lot of crops, fruit, babies, young animals, etc..
feign
To pretend to feel something, usually an emotion.
fervent
Describes beliefs that are strongly and sincerely felt or people who have strong and sincere beliefs.
forgery
An illegal copy of a document, painting, etc. or the crime of making such illegal copies.
fraternal
Relating to brothers.
frivolous
Behaving in a silly way and not taking anything seriously.
gasp
To take a short, quick breath through the mouth, especially because of surprise, pain, or shock.
gorge
a deep valley with high straight sides where a river has cut through rock
harry
To repeatedly demand something from someone, often causing them to feel worried or angry.
headlong
With great speed or without thinking.
honeycomb
To fill with holes or compartments; riddle
hound
to follow someone in a determined way in order to get something from them
humane
Showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others, especially those who are suffering.
impertinent
Rude and not showing respect, especially towards someone older or in a higher position than you.
importunate
Repeatedly asking for something, in a forceful and annoying way.
imprint
a mark that an object leaves on a surface when it is pressed into it
incarcerate
To put or keep someone in prison or in a place used as a prison.
incursion
A sudden attack on or act of going into a place, especially across a border.
indict
If a law court or a grand jury indicts someone, it accuses them officially of a crime.
informant
someone who secretly gives information about someone to the police or someone in authority
intimate
To make known subtly and indirectly; hint. See Synonyms at suggest.
investiture
A ceremony in which someone is given an official rank, authority, power, etc..
itinerary
A detailed plan or route of a journey.
jangle
to make a noise by hitting small metal objects against each other
justify
To give or to be a good reason for.
kin
Family and relations.