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plop
A soft sound like that of something solid dropping lightly into a liquid.
principality
A country ruled by a prince, or from which a prince takes his title.
profusion
An extremely large amount of something.
protrude
To stick out from or through something.
punt
a long flat boat with square ends that you move by pushing a long pole against the bottom of the river
quay
A long structure, usually built of stone, where boats can be tied up to take on and off their goods.
ramble
To walk for pleasure, especially in the countryside.
rub
To press or be pressed against something with a circular or up-and-down repeated movement.
skim
To move quickly just above a surface without touching it.
tern
A small black and white sea bird with long, pointed wings and a divided tail.
thoroughfare
a main road through a place
throng
A crowd or large group of people.
tile
A thin, usually square or rectangular piece of baked clay, plastic, etc. used for covering roofs, floors, walls, etc..
tributary
A river or stream that flows into a larger river or a lake.
kick off
Fig. to begin something; to hold a party or ceremony to mark the start of something.
let one's guard down
Fig. to stop guarding oneself against trouble; to relax one's vigilance.
seed
Intended to help in early stages
well over
[for a liquid] to fill up and spill over.
exempt
To excuse someone or something from a duty, payment, etc..
venue
The place where a public event or meeting happens.
lodge
A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter
mesmerise
To have someone's attention completely so that they cannot think of anything else.
set back
to cost someone (an amount of money).
accolade
Praise and approval.
big time
used for emphasizing how extreme or severe something is
bling
Describes jewellery that attracts attention because it is big and expensive.
bond
A certificate of debt issued by a government or corporation guaranteeing payment of the original investment plus interest by a specified future date.
bullish
Giving your opinions in a powerful and confident way.; expecting a successful future
calorific
Containing calories (= units of energy provided by food).
chartered
(of people who do particular jobs) having successfully finished the necessary training and exams.
coaster
a small flat object that you put under a cup to protect the table
crave
To have a strong feeling of wanting something.
derelict
something such as a building or piece of land that is derelict is empty, not used, and in a bad condition
designation
An official title or name.
facade
The front of a building, especially a large or attractive building; a way of behaving that hides your real feelings
fey
Mysterious and strange, or trying to appear like this.
frown
To bring your eyebrows together so that there are lines on your face above your eyes to show that you are annoyed or worried.
hoodie
A sweatshirt (= cotton clothing for the upper body) that has a hood to cover the head.
infotainment
(in television) the reporting of news and facts in an entertaining and humorous way rather than providing real information.
kickback
An amount of money that is paid to someone illegally in exchange for secret help or work.
mural
A large picture that has been painted on the wall of a room or building.
nepotism
The act of using your power or influence to get good jobs or unfair advantages for members of your own family.
off-putting
Slightly unpleasant or worrying so that you do not want to get involved in any way.
ostentatious
Too obviously showing your money, possessions, or power, in an attempt to make other people notice and admire you.
platitude
something that has been said so often that it is no longer interesting and shows a lack of imagination
purvey
To provide goods or services as a business, or to provide information.
queasy
Likely to vomit.
scoop
A tool with a deep bowl-shaped end that is used to dig out and move a soft substance or powder.
sewage
Waste matter such as water or human urine or solid waste.
tenure
Being the legal owner of land, a job, or an official public position, or the period of time during which you own it.
uninhibited
Free and natural, without embarrassment or too much control.
vindicate
To prove that what someone said or did was right or true, after other people thought it was wrong.
vie
To compete with other people to achieve or get something.
ablutions
The act of washing yourself.
abstinence
Not doing something, such as drinking alcohol or having sex.
coalesce
If two or more things coalesce, they come or grow together to form one thing or system.
deft
Skilful, clever, or quick.
egregious
Often of mistakes, extremely bad.
gamin
An often homeless boy who roams about the streets; an urchin.
sui generis
Being the only example of its kind; unique
homage
Deep respect and often praise shown for a person or god.
hortatory
Marked by exhortation or strong urging
juxtapose
To put things that are not similar next to each other.
largesse/largess
Willingness to give money, or money given to poor people by rich people.
mercurial
Changing suddenly and often.
moue
a pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.
ogle
To look at someone with obvious sexual interest.
opus
a piece of music, or a collection of pieces of music, written by a particular composer
panacea
Something that will solve all problems.
perishable
Describes food that decays quickly.
preachy
Sounding as if you want to give someone moral advice.
recur
to happen again
remuneration
Payment for work or services.
repeal
to state officially that a law no longer has legal authority and has ended
reprobate
A person of bad character and habits.
restless
Unwilling or unable to stay still or to be quiet and calm, because you are worried or bored.
ruminate
To think carefully and for a long period about something.
secretive
People who are __ hide their feelings, thoughts, intentions, and actions from other people.
sententious
Trying to appear wise, clever, and important.
snug
if you are snug, you feel warm, comfortable, and safe
striated
Having long, thin lines, marks, or strips of colour.
tendentious
expressing a strong personal opinion, attitude, or intention that other people are likely to argue with
unprincipled
Having or showing no moral rules or standards of good behaviour.
vagary/vagaries (usually plural)
unexpected changes that you cannot control
vituperative
A __ spoken or written attack is full of angry criticism.
contract
To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
weigh down
to burden someone or something.
on the back
soon after an earlier success, and as a result of it:
pin/nail down
Fig. to determine or fix something, such as a date, an agreement, an amount of money, a decision, etc.
in the wake of
Fig. after something; as a result of some event. (Alludes to a ship's wake.)
tip the scales
to make something more or less likely to happen, or to make someone more or less likely to succeed (often + against )
column
a regular article or feature in a paper
eschew
To avoid something intentionally, or to give something up.
undertake
To do or begin to do something, especially something that will take a long time or be difficult.
pipe up
Fig. to interject a comment; to interrupt with a comment.
with no/any strings attached
Fig. unconditionally; with no obligations or conditions attached.
fall into line
Fig. to conform; to fall in(to) place.
adequacy
the quality of being good enough
annotate
To add a short explanation or opinion to a text or drawing.
cog
One of the tooth-like parts around the edge of a wheel in a machine that fits between those of a similar wheel, causing both wheels to move.