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lead
to prepare the way for something to happen; cause
suppose
to be expected or intended to do something, especially when this does not happen
outfit
a set of clothes worn for a particular occasion or activity
broke
without money
dorm
a large room containing many beds, especially in a boarding school or university
cafeteria
a restaurant where you collect and pay for your food and drink before you eat it
aggravate
to make something bad worse
avoid
to prevent something from happening
cause
someone or something that makes something happen
deal with
to develop a way to manage or relate to someone or something
identify
to find a particular thing or all the things of a particular group
ignore
to give no attention to something or someone
run into
to meet someone by chance
solve
to find an answer to a problem
take care of
to do whatever needs to be done in a situation
unexpected
Something that surprises you because you did not know it was going to happen
encounter
to meet someone unexpectedly, or to experience, esp. something unpleasant
brainstorm
to suggest a lot of ideas for a future activity very quickly before considering some of them more carefully
come up with
to suggest or think of an idea or plan
tight
(esp. of time or money) available in limited amounts
classified ad
a small advertisement in a newspaper or magazine offering or requesting a job, furniture, cars, houses, etc.
take your time
to not hurry
sale
an occasion when goods are sold at a lower price than usual
discount
a reduction in the usual price for something
mystify
to confuse someone by being or doing something very strange or impossible to explain
convulsion
a shaking movement of the body that cannot be controlled, often caused by illness
vomit
to empty the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in explosive bursts
irritate
to make something sore or painful, or to cause an uncomfortable physical reaction
network
a large television or radio company that broadcasts programmes in many areas
unclear
not obvious or easy to see or know
incident
an event, esp. one that is either unpleasant or unusual
symptom
any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a disease
executive
someone in a high position, esp. in business, who makes decisions and acts according to them
hindsight
the ability to understand an event or situation only after it has happened
blink
to close and open the eyes quickly, once or several times
considerable
large or important enough to have an effect
epilepsy
a disease of the brain that may cause a person to become unconscious and fall, and to lose control of his or her movements for a short time
trigger
to cause something to start
issue
to say something officially:
immerse
to involve someone completely in an activity
seizure
a very sudden attack of an illness in which someone becomes unconscious or develops violent movements
assume
to accept something as true without question or proof
bet
something that you say to show that you believe that something is true or will happen
doubt
a feeling of not knowing what to believe or what to do, or the condition of being uncertain
figure
to expect, believe, decide, or think that something will happen or that certain conditions will exist
hunch
an idea that is based on feeling and for which there is no proof
suppose
to expect or believe
suspect
to doubt or not believe in something
amnesia
a medical condition that makes you forget things
spoil
After the accident he suffered periods of amnesia.
newlywed
someone who has recently married
bliss
complete happiness
blind date
a romantic meeting between a man and a woman who have not met before
groom
a man who is about to get married or just got married
shock
a sudden, unexpected, and often unpleasant or offensive event, or the emotional or physical reaction to such an event
coma
a state of being unconscious, in which a person cannot be waked, usually caused by illness or injury for a long time
honeymoon
a vacation or trip taken by two people who have just been married
park
to leave a vehicle in a place where it can stay for a period of time
contact
to telephone, email or write to someone
wander
to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction
motel
a hotel by the side of a road, usually with spaces for cars next to each room
bug
a very small insect
wonder
to think about things in a questioning and sometimes doubting way
courtship
the period in which two people have a romantic relationship that often leads to marriage
hug
to hold someone or something close to your body with your arms, esp. to show affection
psychiatrist
a doctor with special training in treating mental illness
sort of
when describing something about which the person does not have a clear or exact knowledge
instant
a very short moment of time, or a particular point in time
shove
to push someone or something forcefully and with a lot of energy
confirm
to make an arrangement, plan, or meeting certain or fixed
bride
a woman who is about to get married or just got married
bond
a close and lasting relationship between people