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A strong, sharp taste or smell.
A tightly stretched wire or rope fixed high above the ground, which skilled people walk across, especially in order to entertain others.
rich, or having enough money to live well
The possibility that something good might happen in the future.
A large number of bullets (seeming to be) fired at the same time.
to argue with, complain to, or criticize someone about something
A narrow area of sea that connects two larger areas of sea.
make ends meet
to have enough money to pay for your basic expenses. To make ends meet, she runs a day-care center out of her home.
the largest portion of something. I earn a lot, but the lion's share goes for taxes.
A pretended reason for doing something that is used to hide the real reason.
Being funny in a way that is not obvious.
Of or relating to a type of animal that lives both on land and in water.
Planned or done in secret, especially describing something that is not officially allowed.
something you give or allow to someone in order to reach an agreement
to invent a false explanation or false information, especially for a dishonest purpose
To pay out money, usually from an amount that has been collected for a particular purpose.
to harm someone's reputation
A place or stage at which violence might be expected to begin.
while threatening to shoot someone or while being threatened with a gun
To stop and catch something or someone before they are able to reach a particular place.
a machine used for making the surface of wood or metal smooth
a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
Needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort or energy.
Being almost the same or having the same effect as something, usually something bad.
A lush area has a lot of green, healthy plants, grass, and trees.
A tree with a smooth, grey trunk and small nuts, or the wood from this tree.
A book or film that is very successful.
leather bands that go over a horse's head and hold the bit in its mouth
To do things in a hurried and busy way.
A small light narrow boat, pointed at both ends and moved using a paddle (= a short pole with a flat blade.
A cover fixed over a seat or bed, etc. for shelter or decoration.
A small waterfall, often one of a group.
Involved in or knowing about a crime or some activity that is wrong.
(especially of sheets of iron or cardboard) having parallel rows of folds that look like a series of waves when seen from the edge.
Bad sexual behaviour, drinking too much alcohol, taking drugs, etc..
To force someone officially to stay in a place.
A man of very high rank in a country, or the ruler of a small independent country.
Very happy to talk to people in a friendly way.
To move or hit something with a short sudden movement.
To shine by reflecting light from a wet or smooth surface.
To cause repeated suffering or anxiety.
an organized attempt by thieves to steal something
To come close together in a group, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, especially because of cold or fear.
Illegal or disapproved of by society.
Famous, well respected, and admired.
A grey, green, or yellow plant-like organism that grows on rocks, walls, and trees.
To appear as a large, often frightening or unclear shape or object.
Left in a place from which you cannot escape.
A large tent used for eating and drinking in at events held mainly outside that involve a lot of people.
(especially of a place) attractive in appearance, especially in an old-fashioned way.
Being the most typical example or most important part of something.
A small wave on the surface of water.
To write something quickly, without trying to make your writing tidy or easy to read.
To make an unpleasant, loud, high noise.
To move quickly, with small, short steps, especially in order to escape.
A tall, pointed structure on top of a building, especially on top of a church tower.
To spread the arms and legs out carelessly and untidily while sitting or lying down.
A level of a building.
fashionable and expensive
Hard work, especially work that makes you feel physically tired.
To walk a long distance, usually over land such as hills, mountains, or forests.
If a flag, sail, or banner unfurls, it becomes open from a rolled position, and if you unfurl a flag, etc., you make it do this.
The mood or character of a place, situation, or piece of music.
The climbing plant that produces grapes as its fruit.
Very bad or (of something very bad or unpleasant) very great or extreme.
To attract or interest someone a lot so that you have the power to influence them.
A style of cooking.
being planned, or starting to happen
Peaceful and calm; worried by nothing.
A small house, usually in the countryside.
A very large, expensive house.
Not friendly or willing to take part in things.
Strange in a frightening and mysterious way.
someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization, and who takes the responsibilities of the most important person in some situations
To be the main thought in someone's mind, causing other things to be forgotten.
Very ordinary, or having no interesting or exciting features or qualities.
A place or situation where a lot of a particular activity, especially an unwanted or unpleasant activity, is happening or might happen.
A short period when a person stays in a particular place.
fit like a glove
to fit very well; to fit snugly. My new shoes fit like a glove.
Relating to the enjoyment or study of beauty.
Stylish and fashionable.
If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much.
Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
Priests, especially in the Christian Church.
To control or limit something that is not wanted.
To make it known that you no longer have any connection with someone that you were closely connected with.
To complain about someone or something in an annoyed way.
A person who has been given a very high honour because of their ability in a subject of study.
A large noisy uncontrolled crowd, in which people are moving in different directions and sometimes fighting with each other.
A short written report prepared specially for a person or group of people that contains information about a particular matter.
To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines
A piece of music that is an introduction to a longer piece, especially a work for the theatre.
A person who loves their country and, if necessary, will fight for it.
Lasting for a long time or made to last longer.
A feeling of sadness and being sorry for something you have done.
To feel angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like.
to officially leave an organization. This word is used especially about a state or region that chooses to become independent and govern itself.
To lead something such as an attack or a course of action.
Holding your attention completely.